Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Flap Design

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Blind Date 2 panel

Monday, December 14, 2009

Animated Feature SLOBS AND NAGS to Sundance Lab

This was announced today.

Slobs and Nags is an animated feature I'm working on. Howard Gertler and John Cameron Mitchell are producing it. Right now it's basically the same team as Unclothed Man: with me writing/directing/drawing, James scoring, and Jane drawing- plus Slobs and Nags will have the new addition of Frank Santoro drawing! Yay!
It's very early in the process.

Images by Jashank Saworo.

Haunted High School / Vice Fiction Issue

Comic for the Vice Fiction Issue, The Haunted High School, is now online here.

Friday, December 11, 2009


Monday, December 7, 2009

Unclothed Man Series Now Online

The Unclothed Man series of animated shorts are all online now for free at here:
Also, in the "Extras" section they've hosted my 2007 Mome short story Look Forward, First Son of Terra Two.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Brooklyn Comics and Graphics Festival

This Saturday, December 5th, I'll be at the Brooklyn Comics and Graphics Festival hosted by Desert Island and Picturebox.

Smoke Signal 3 will debut there. I will have a new mini there too (above image.)

I'm scheduled for 3-4pm at the festival.

Before that, at 2pm, I'm on a panel on "comics and animation" with R.O. Blechman and Kim Deitch (!). It will be moderated by Bill Kartalopoulos at Secret Project Robot. A while ago I showed Deitch my IFC animations and as he was watching them he said: "...yeah... I did some of this in my day..." It was cool.
Everything is free.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Denis Johnson in Antwerp


Friday, November 13, 2009

The Ruined Map (Kobo Abe)

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

New Website Design

Mari designed the new version of this site. Thanks, Mari!
BodyWorld has moved to its own section, with the chapters opening when you mouse over the word "BodyWorld" in the menu bar. The front of the site is now this blog, where I hope to be posting more regularly.

Saturday, October 24, 2009


Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Switzerland U.M. Screening

The Unclothed Man in the 35th Century A.D. will be playing November 2nd and 5th at Cinema Tous Ecrans, a film festival in Switzerland. Here's the info.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

October Tour

October 8th to 10th... The James River Writers Festival

October 17th and 18th... The Alternative Press Expo

October 27th to 30th... The Center for Cartoon Studies

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Brazil 2

Tuesday, September 8, 2009


I'm participating in the Rio de Janeiro International Book Fair later this week, for the Portuguese edition of Bottomless published by Companhia das Letras.
And, after that, this:

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Saturday the 15th, Brooklyn

Monday, August 3, 2009

Smoke Signal 2 cover

This is the cover for the forthcoming second volume of Smoke Signal, published by Desert Island, Brooklyn. Please submit your comics to Gabe to help make it an awesome free paper. Or donate to help publish it.

Sunday, August 2, 2009


A 15-page collaboration with Tom K that will appear in Mome vol. 17.

Friday, July 24, 2009

scanning plant gif

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Funnels gif

Saturday, July 11, 2009


Tuesday, June 30, 2009


Thursday, June 18, 2009


Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Monday, June 15, 2009

UM Bookends

Friday, June 12, 2009


Thursday, May 7, 2009


I'll be at the Toronto Comic Arts Festival this weekend. I'm on a couple of panels.
I'll have copies of "Torture Hospital 1" at the Picturebox table but mostly I'll be walking around.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Two New Short Stories

Above: from the 9 page "Blind Date 1."
Below: from the 16 page "The Uncanny Reproduction."
Both will appear in a forthcoming short story collection.

Monday, March 23, 2009

April Readings

April 12th:April 15th to 17th:
I will be participating in the Emerging Writers Festival at Frankin & Marshall College.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Torture Hospital One

"Torture Hospital One" is now available at the Desert Island Brooklyn and online store.
Two-color silkscreen 11 X 17" print and a 14 page 11 X 17" comic. An edition of 40. Each print has hand-torn edges and was painted on, so they're all slightly different. This is the first of a trilogy.
Torture Hospital One (40 copies)
Notes for Torture Hospital.
Torture Hospital Two (50 copies) (forthcoming)
The complete layouts for Torture Hospital.
Torture Hospital Three (forthcoming)
The mass-produced book.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Old Work 3

Moving into early college. Freshman/Sophomore year. Worst comics ever. Unfortunately still haunt me to this day.

A large comic/painting thing that I threw out after finishing:

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Making The Abyss/ Mome 14

In the most recent Mome (#14) , my story "Making the Abyss" was printed out of order accidentally. The second page printed was supposed to be the last page. That's why it says "end" at the bottom of the second page. This mistake also threw off the corresponding page spreads throughout the story.
Above is the first spread as it should have appeared.
It will be printed correctly in a forthcoming collection.

Old Work 2

This is one of the illustrations I did for The Richmond Times Dispatch "inSync" supplement while in high school. This was a weekly gig.A funny high school photo while I was in Japan. I am the only one smiling. Also the only non-Japanese person.
The cover and a page from a comic I did called "Shippori" senior year of high school. A Xeric grant loser.

More crap tomorrow.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Old Work 1

I did a long interview a while ago, for the Duke University show, that now appears in the most recent Comics Journal. I dug up and scanned a bunch of old work to run alongside the interview.
However when the interview was printed they didn't use any of the images, just "Mome" pages and random things that they had around the office I guess.
So I'm taking some of what I scanned and posting them here, in multiple posts, for a few days.
First up: a very early (first?) comic that my dad wrote and I drew. It's my dad's handwriting on the bottom of the pages and he probably helped me where I wrote words at the beginning. In its entirety!

More crap tomorrow. Moving into more embarassing territory.