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Colombia Sketchbook

Colombia Sketchbook

I’m currently in Colombia for the Entreviñetas comics festival, which has me going from Medellin to Armenia to Bogota with a bunch of other cartoonists from all over Latin America, North America and Europe. I’m taking a break from festival activities in Salento with Argentine cartoonist Fran López and fellow American, Anders Nilsen, who just...
rolling blackouts update #1

rolling blackouts update #1

I’m now thumbnailing chapter one:
Why The French Elections Are Better Than Yours

Why The French Elections Are Better Than Yours

   
Version Française

Version Française

I am currently living in Angoulême as an artist in residence at the Maison des Auteurs. The MdA is part of the Cité Internationale de la Bande Dessinée et de l’Image, and it welcomes cartoonists and animators from France and abroad to come to Angoulême and have a place to focus on their projects in...
Poland Sketchbook

Poland Sketchbook

 
the Perfect Pen

the Perfect Pen

For the longest time, visiting an art supply store or a stationary shop was always a dangerous game for me. I would often just tell myself I was going to take a peek and then I would be hypnotized by all the sketchbooks and pens and would end up spending hours testing pens and paper...

“Angoulême: Love It or Shove It” An open letter by Lewis Trondheim

I have very little skin in the game when it comes to the politics and proceedings surrounding the Angoulême Festival. I’ve been only once (and I thoroughly enjoyed myself) and I’m not French, so I don’t really have an opinion on the matter, nor do I have any deep understanding of the festival’s history or inner workings....
London Sketchbook

London Sketchbook

Last week I went to London for an assignment for the Jewish Quarterly, a cultural journal based there who I do comics for. It was Jewish Book Week and they asked me to come to make a piece about it. The illustrated essay I’m making from it will be coming soon, but for now, here’s...
the Roller-Bladers of Suleimaniya

the Roller-Bladers of Suleimaniya

In late 2010, I accompanied journalists Sarah Stuteville and Alex Stonehill on a reporting trip to Iraqi Kurdistan and Syria to document for my next book, ROLLING BLACKOUTS. We were in Sulaymaniyah, a city in northern Iraq, because Sarah and Alex (founding members of the journalism collective and website the Seattle Globalist) were working on...
The festival that was: Angoulême 2012

The festival that was: Angoulême 2012

Well, THAT was something.                   Bear with me; I’ve never done a “con report” or a “festival recap” before. I think they often involve the blogger talking about the convention day by day, being very thorough about covering everything important that happened, the most buzzed about books and news and who’s...
The Waiting Room

The Waiting Room

THE WAITING ROOM Published April 2011 on Cartoon Movement 20 pages Syria is a temporary refuge to hundreds of thousands of Iraqis who have fled their own country following the 2003 invasion by US coalition forces. While some have been resettled to third countries, many are waiting as refugees without access to work or higher education....
24 h BD

24 h BD

3:32 pm Well, its over! And I finished 19 pages so far, which you can see here: http://www.24hdelabandedessinee.com/public/auteurs2012.php?id=11048 It may not be 24 pages but it doesnt feel like a failure. I have to admit that I didn’t really WANT to participate in 24 hour comics day. I thought “that’s not how I work and...