A note to say I’ve been busy writing and rewriting. Working on the new book. It’s taking longer than I expected. On the plus side for procrastination I wrote a new web comic which I’m drawing. So hopefully something new sometime this Summer.

And now back to our regularly scheduled programming

Hi, just a quick note to say I’m here and TRACED is still alive, albeit in percolation mode. Yes more comics are coming as is a NEW BOOK. Well, at least that’s what I’m working on. More details coming soon and hopefully a few drawings. I actually have a whole first chapter written and drawn but I have a feeling the whole thing is changing so I’m gonna wait on it a little.

Auf Deutsch!

For anyone in Germany I will be doing a radio interview, in German (yes I speak it, but written German is terrible) on SUNDAY OCTOBER 30th beginning 6:10 - 6:15 German local time on Radio Eins / RBB !!!! And don’t forget to get the German version of the book at your local book store or AMAZON.DE right here!

Dreams Come True

End of year lists are here and How I Made it to Eighteen’s recently been included on
The Texas Library Association Maverick Graphic Novel Reading list
Graphic Novel Reporter’s 2010 Favorites

And some of the students I visited in Miami had this to say from an article in the Miami Herald:
“I was cynical about it because I thought it was going to be about some girl whining all the time,” said the senior. “But I was able to read it in one sitting. The way the story flows doesn’t let you stop, and if the author got me into it, she did her job.”

“I was not going to read it,” she said. “I thought it was a dumb comic, but even though there aren’t a lot of words, she said a lot with the few words she used and the drawings were powerful and intense.”

Read more…

I can’t believe how much support How I Made it to Eighteen has gotten. It’s been a dream year for me.


Fade To Blank: How I Made It To Eighteen
“As a work of art, How I Made It To Eighteen is remarkable in its restraint and starkly beautiful in its execution.” Read more.


  • Sept. 17-23 2012

    New York

    Brooklyn Book Festival

    Borough Hall Conference Room

    Comics from Life

    Sunday, Sept. 23 at 3:00

  • March 24-25 2012

    New York

    Columbia University

    Low Memorial Library

    New York as Breeding Ground

    Sunday, March 25 at 1:30

  • April 13 2012


    Wildcat Comic Con

    info here

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