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BARZAN: now available at an internet near you.

BARZAN: now available at an internet near you.

As you might know, ROLLING BLACKOUTS follows two journalists from the multi-media collective the Seattle Globalist. I shadowed them over the course of two months back in 2010 in Turkey, Iraq, Lebanon and Syria, and my book will be a look at the work they did there. One of the major projects they were working...
progress

progress

Another chapter finished! Its very satisfying to see all the pages stack up. But there are still so many to go…  
Panel Process: a night scene

Panel Process: a night scene

I’ve been busy at work on Rolling Blackouts, so I often forget that I have a website here that I should be updating from time to time. Here’s a panel I was working on yesterday from the book. Night scenes can be challenging because they often involve unusual lighting. For this one, the panel involves...
Make It And Tell Everybody

Make It And Tell Everybody

Dan Berry, a British cartoonist who I met for the first time during the Angoulême festival a few years ago, hosts a podcast called Make it and Tell Everybody where he interviews cartoonists about their process and how they approach their work. I talked to him for the most recent episode and you can listen...
my first mate

my first mate

Living in a new country in a new language is fun because you discover all sorts of new ways to make a fool of yourself.  
artwork updates

artwork updates

I hardly ever update this website. Its a problem of mine. But I DO post regular updates on Facebook if you want to follow me there. And I have started posting more regularly on Tumblr as well. My New Year’s resolution is to post one watercolor or drawing every day starting…now. I’m also on Twitter....
F.A.Q.s about the Maison des Auteurs

F.A.Q.s about the Maison des Auteurs

I get a fair amount of emails about the Maison des Auteurs residency in Angoulême from artists who are thinking about applying. I’m always happy to help people decide if the MdA is right for them, but I figured it might be a good idea to put all this information in one place so that...
how to learn French in two years or less

how to learn French in two years or less

In a few days I’m going to put up a post on some frequently asked questions related to the residency at the Maison des Auteurs. One of the most frequently asked of the questions I get is: Do I need to know how to speak French to be a resident? No, you don’t need to...
Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires

A few weeks ago I threatened to do some actual blogging about being here in Buenos Aires. I suppose I should actually follow through with it now, so here goes… I’m here because I met Argentinian cartoonist Fran López when we were both invited to be guests at the Entreviñetas comics festival in Colombia. I was just...
drawn interview with Power Paola

drawn interview with Power Paola

Power Paola is a Colombian cartoonist and illustrator living in Buenos Aires who I got to know back in days when people were still posting their comics and drawings on Flickr. So when I finally got to meet her in person at the Entreviñetas festival last year, it felt like seeing an old friend after...
Interview up on Bad at Sports

Interview up on Bad at Sports

Sara Drake asked me some questions about my work and comics journalism for the contemporary art website Bad at Sports. Check it out here: http://badatsports.com/2013/meanwhile-on-comics-journalism-and-an-interview-with-sarah-glidden/  
Rolling Blackouts: Coming in 2015 from Drawn & Quarterly

Rolling Blackouts: Coming in 2015 from Drawn & Quarterly

So this is the big news I’ve been sitting on for over a month: awesome Canadian publisher Drawn and Quarterly will be putting out Rolling Blackouts in 2015! Drawn and Quarterly is the publisher I didn’t even dare dream of working with when I started making comics, so I couldn’t be more excited to work with...