the art of narrative


Out on the Wire: The Storytelling Secrets of the New Masters of Radio


Upcoming August 25, 2015 from Broadway Books! Out on the Wire is about the narrative techniques and ideas of the new generation of great American journalists/storytellers on the radio and podcasts.
Preorder now! Out on the Wire: The Storytelling Secrets of the New Masters of Radio.

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Radio is my collaboration with Ira Glass and This American Life, and the initial inspiration for Out on the Wire: The Storytelling Secrets of the New Masters of Radio. This is a 32-page book all about what happens behind the scenes at TAL and how they make their show. Also, you can learn from it how to make radio yourself.

Published by This American Life, WBEZ Chicago, Public Radio International, and Artbabe Army Publishing.
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Drawing Words & Writing Pictures


A comprehensive, essential textbook on making comics. Inspirational and useful. More about Drawing Words & Writing Pictures.

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The second in the Drawing Words & Writing Pictures series, Mastering Comics goes deeper and wider, introducing everything from webcomics to color, and helps the developing artist get from spark to finished work, in the hands of readers. More about Mastering Comics.

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Trish Trash: Rollergirl of Marstrishtrash-cover-1


Trish “Trash” Nupindju is a talented young hoverderby player on Mars 200 years in the future. She wants desperately to go pro because it seems like the only way to escape a future of poverty and hard labor on her family’s moisture farm in Candor Chasma. But even if she could make the team, she’s too young to get a contract, and her family is going broke faster than her escape velocity. And then a half-dead Martian shows up on her doorstep…
With Lydia Roberts from Dargaud France (yes, in French). An English version will surely someday be available, but meanwhile, you can read a 10-page preview here, or buy the book in French and read it with this transcription in English. Or just, who knows, just read it in French. 

Order Trish Trash at FNAC

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Version en français ici. 


La Perdida


Carla, an American estranged from her Mexican father, heads to Mexico City with a backpack, a few hundred dollars, and a head full of preconceptions about what she wants to find.  Her intense desire to make a connection with Mexico and her unwillingness to see the impact of her own history on her understanding combine to turn an innocent journey down a dark path.

A story about the youthful desire to live an authentic life and the consequences of trusting easy answers, La Perdida—at once grounded in the particulars of life in Mexico and resonantly universal—is a story about finding yourself by getting lost.

Find out more about la Perdida, or read an excerpt. Or, just go ahead and order La Perdida.


Life Sucks


Life sucks when you’re a baby-faced kid in LA—broke, girlfriend-less, and stuck in a dead-end job. And when we’re talking about Dave Miller, we really mean dead-end.

A romantic-comedic story about loser vampires. Learn more about Life Sucks.

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Mirror Window: an Artbabe Collection
A collection of all of Artbabe Volume 2 and several non-fiction
and journalistic stories published during the same period (1997-1999).

More about Mirror, Window here.

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Soundtrack: Short Stories 1989-1996
A collection of work from the self-published Artbabe Volume 1,
including the minicomics and #5, the Xeric issue. This volume also includes
a lot of work published in other magazines and comics during the same period.

More about Soundtrack here.
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