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In 2009, for some reason, Editions Dargaud (my publisher for the Trish Trash project, as well as the French version of Life Sucks) decided to publish an anthology with Arte TV on the subject of… “Summer of the 80s”. The whys of this decision are unknown to me. Whatever the reason, I took the opportunity […]
One of my more, ahem, opinion-infused “journalistic” comics—about the (non) appearance by Douglas Coupland at a Chicago bookstore.
Here’s the strip that started it all: “Camille Paglia” is a report on a talk that she gave at the University of Chicago in 1994, and was the first journalistic/researched nonfiction piece I ever did.
[English version] Allez voir mes recherches pour Trish Trash et mon tumblr, rollerderby+mars, et likez le page Trish Trash sur Facebook. Trish Trash Rollergirl of Mars est l’histoire d’une nana de 7 ans et demi sur Mars (ce qui fait 15 années terrienne). Comme la plupart des martiates, elle et sa famille lutte pour survivre. Il […]
A report on the 1995 Godzilla Con in suburban Chicago, first published in the NewCity (Chicago). Featuring Very Special Guest Alex Wald!
A huge portion of my writing process doesn’t happen on the comics page, and all that stuff I do in Scrivener.
Every year, the Maison des Auteurs, where I’m in residence, holds a group exhibition of all the artists who have been in residence that year during the Festival International de la Bande Dessinée à Angoulême (aka FIBD). The opening is the traditional first fun event of the festival, on Thursday night. I’ve got three original […]
I’ve been dropping hints about this regularly for the last year or so, but here’s the official word: I am at work on a major project on narrative techniques and ideas of the new generation of great American journalists/storytellers on the radio. Jumping off from Radio: an Illustrated Guide, a 32-page comic I did in collaboration with […]
I’ve been dropping hints about this regularly for the last year or so, but here’s the official word: I am at work on a major project on narrative techniques and ideas of the new generation of great American journalists/storytellers on the radio. Jumping off from Radio: an Illustrated Guide, a 32-page comic I did in […]
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My first nonfiction stories were a series of event reports for the NewCity, a free weekly newspaper in Chicago, where I lived. I went on to work for lots of other publications, including the Baffler, the New Art Examiner, the LA Weekly, Legal Affairs Magazine, and Playboy.com. I will be posting the pieces one by one on my blog, but if […]