1. After the Curtain Falls

    An illustration for the Nov. 10 NY Times Arts & Leisure section, for an article on opera by Anthony Tommasini. Tommasini asks the unanswerable question: what happens to the characters after the curtain falls? 

  2. People of the Art Museum 

    An illustrated journal of the Denver Art Museum for my series "Who Needs Art" at Medium.com

  3. Horror Story

  4. Sculptor vs. Painter (or Constructivist vs. Suprematist)

    This comic first appeared in my series "Who Needs Art?" for Medium.com. 

  5. Autumn Sketchbook

    (Source: incidentalcomics.com)

  6. How to Look at Art

    You can now read the final comic in my series “Who Needs Art?” at Medium.com. The visual inspiration for the drawing was the sculpture park at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, one of the best places in the world to look at art, trees, and people.

    Thanks to editor Charlotte Druckman for making the series a reality! 

  7. The Joy of Reading #3

  8. The Joy of Reading #2

  9. The Joy of Reading 

    I had the great honor of illustrating the cover of the special Sex Issue of the NY Times Book Review! Thanks to art director Nicholas Blechman for the assignment. It’s full of thoughtful and hilarious pieces on writing about sex - one of the stickier topics to tackle in literature. The issue also features an autobiographical comic by Alison Bechdel (one of my favorite cartoonists) and gorgeous spot illustrations by Luci Gutierrez (one of my new favorite illustrators). 

    I’ve turned my cover illustration and a couple of my unused sketches into a series of posters titled The Joy of Reading. I’ll post the other drawings this week. 

  10. Get a sneak preview of my illustration for this Sunday’s NY Times Book Review and share your own experience reading forbidden pages here.

    My favorite illicit reading experience: reading Matt Groening’s  Life in Hell anthology and B. Kliban’s Never Eat Anything Bigger Than Your HeadWhack Your Porcupine, and Tiny Footprints as a not-quite-teenager. These books were kindly donated from my dad’s collection to his cartoon-loving son. They were full of adult content: naked people, naked rabbits, political and cultural satire, and a subtle but pervasive anti-authority perspective. They still occupy a prominent place on my bookshelf - just barely out of the reach of small children.