Since I’ve spent the last three years doing a deep dive on audio storytelling (narrative nonfiction radio and podcasts), the last two and a half of which I’ve been in France (where practically no one has heard of this stuff, not even This American Life) this moment of vast cultural freakout about how awesome podcasts are (hello, […]
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.
A report on the 1995 Godzilla Con in suburban Chicago, first published in the NewCity (Chicago). Featuring Very Special Guest Alex Wald!
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 am at work on a major project on narrative techniques and ideas of the new generation of great American journalists/storytellers on the radio and podcasts. Jumping off from Radio: an Illustrated Guide, a 32-page comic I did in collaboration with Ira Glass back in 1999 (and which you can still buy via TAL), I’ve […]
99% Invisible, Adam Davidson, Alex Blumberg, Catherine Burns, Chana Joffee Walt, David Kestenbaum, Glynn Washington, Ira Glass, Jad Abumrad, Julia Dewitt, Mark Ristich, Pat Mesiti-Miller, Planet Money, radio, Radiolab, reportage, Robert Krulwich, Robert Smith, Roman Mars, Snap Judgment, Soren Wheeler, Stephanie Foo, storytelling, The Moth, This American Life, Zoe Chace
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 […]
In 1998, I was living in Mexico City, making comics and illustration, and trying to maintain a professional life in the USA. Not easy in a not-ready-for-prime-time internet situation. Email was well-established, but Skype barely existed, and working in a fully digital, borderless way just wasn’t the norm. I was best pals with the Fedex […]
Learn to write comics directly in page layouts without (necessarily) drawing. Stay attuned to the visual: draft comics in words and design simultaneously.
¿Qué es una “novela grafica”?—’What is a ‘graphic novel’?” poster is published in Spanish and distributed to libraries and schools across Colombia.