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”

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”

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 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”

Come On (Up or) Down

January 7th, 2021 I’m about to get that kind of honest where it’s hard to look a person in the eyes after. If that sounds like your idea of a good time, slide into this booth next to me and let’s talk. With everything that’s happened over the past year, and especially after losing myContinue reading “Come On (Up or) Down”

2020: A Lesson, A Curriculum, An Education

December 31st, 2020 It is fair to say that this year sucked. It is damn fair. And it is a truth that we will have wasted our time if we decide to learn nothing from it. So, with that in mind, here is some of what I learned. – I learned not only is tomorrowContinue reading “2020: A Lesson, A Curriculum, An Education”

Flip: Special Edition

December 18th, 2020 “Write drunk, edit sober.” In my twenties, I was master of the former. For a while now, though, I’ve been living by the latter. In that spirit, I wanted to revisit my second novella, Flip, with fresh eyes. I didn’t want to change the story, but I wanted to clean, clarify andContinue reading “Flip: Special Edition”

Fiction Hats

December 14th, 2020 Let’s talk about The Flying Squirrel. To start, I want to give my friend Natalie a super-special shout-out for weaving this wonderful knitted cap. I asked if she could make one with “squirrel ears like my comic book hero’s” and she didn’t trip a beat; it turned out better than I couldContinue reading “Fiction Hats”