mr. nobody

May 7th, 2021 Nobody changes. I hear it all the time. It’s ingrained as a moral in our stories and popular culture. Folks say it about other folks regularly, like those other folks don’t say the same thing about them. Nobody changes. I think it makes people comfortable to think this. Everyone is something, andContinue reading “mr. nobody”

New Interview Alert! Basement Boy Banter Podcast

April 21, 2021 Five years after I was the first guest co-host on Basement Boy Banter, both the show and I return, this time to promote my new collection of essays, Time is a Solid State. Like my book, our conversation covers a wide lens of topics, from the multiversally nerdy to the intimately personal.Continue reading “New Interview Alert! Basement Boy Banter Podcast”

Legos on a Loop

April 15th, 2021 This is going to be a loaded post. I give you this warning ahead of time as a courtesy: if you’re having a nice day, just scrolling along, having funsies, I encourage you to continue on ahead unimpeded. Have a good one. If you’re still here: let’s do this. There is aContinue reading “Legos on a Loop”

Famous Last Blurbs

March 15th, 2021 This is going to be the last substantial post I make for a while, because this is the last post that’s going to make it in the book. It’s weird because some of you will read these words on a screen and some of you will read them on paper, and thisContinue reading “Famous Last Blurbs”

Found in Space

March 9th, 2021 More and more lately, I find myself in space. I’ve been feeling the everyday plaque of stress and anxiety building up faster and more frequently; I know it’s due to a complex constellation of reasons. Not that understanding it helps. To find myself out, I have to place myself outside. Way outside.Continue reading “Found in Space”

Non-Fiction Suit

February 8th, 2021 August 3rd, 2018, RiverCentre, Downtown St. Paul. I was there at Fan Fusion, which wasn’t my first comic convention ever, but my first comic convention as a real comic book creator. I had written, drawn, and produced my debut issue, The Flying Squirrel #1, with a plan for a 5-issue series IContinue reading “Non-Fiction Suit”

The Enemy of my Enemy is Me

February 1st, 2021 “To fight the empire is to be infected by its derangement . . . Whoever defeats part of the empire becomes the empire; it proliferates like a virus . . . Thereby it becomes its enemies.” – Phillip K. Dick I didn’t know how it phrase it as eloquently as Dick, butContinue reading “The Enemy of my Enemy is Me”

The Lighthouse

January 25th, 2021 There once was a dude on a ship. He didn’t remember how he got there. But he was in the middle of the sea, in the center of a storm that had been raging as far back as his memory could recall. The wind cut his cheeks and the rain soaked intoContinue reading “The Lighthouse”

Any & Everything

January 19th, 2021 Anything can be saved. Everything can be destroyed. These were two phrases I repeated in my head when I was still “in it.” I repeated them because I knew I wanted them in my first comic book, and because these words were keeping me alive. I spent a lot of time thinkingContinue reading “Any & Everything”

Forgive & I’ll Live

January 10th, 2021 Somebody on the internet set me off tonight. Someone I love said, “You’re a writer. You should be better than the words that you’re saying right now.” She’s right. I can not, no matter how hard I try, ever understand people who live to set fire to the world, and who intentionallyContinue reading “Forgive & I’ll Live”