Five Years

April 24, 2014
April 12th, 2015
April 23rd, 2016
April 2nd, 2017
One Third

April 1st, 2014 I published the first update to Life and How to Live It. A few of the comics were ones I’d already made, but this was the first time I put them under a heading with a name.

I hadn’t seriously considered doing a daily comic, much less think I could do that for three years.

I started this comic with a broken heart, I fell in love a few times, I lost my Mom, and I lived.

There’s still more to come. I hope you’ll join me for it.


Leftover Disco

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusreddittumblrWhen I was working on my Discovery piece, there were a few drawings I did that either didn’t come out the way I’d hoped or just didn’t end up working when I combined everything together. Today, I added some ink washes and repurposed them as a White Elephant gift at a Star Trek party. Here are a few I scanned to share with you.


Inktober, 2018!

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusreddittumblrI did Inktober! It was fun. Some are (way) better than others, but the whole point was to just do something that got me into a habit. Enjoy!



(you may have noticed there’s a theme)


One Third

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusreddittumblrSorry I’ve been gone so long. The news has been overwhelming and life has had its difficulties and … well, I’ve been feeling drained most of the time lately.

Here’s a comic that explains some of the reasons why.

One Third

Four Years

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusreddittumblrWhile the comic has been on hiatus since the end of April last year, I still have plans to continue the project.

In honor of it being four years since I launched the website, here’s the first comic I made for this: The Jon Hamm Dream.

This is an actual dream I had and this is still one of my favorite things I’ve made.

A Will Eisner-inspired spiral with no panel borders to start off the first comic I had drawn in probably five years or more.

The bottom panels are totally my attempt at a Chris Ware-esque diagram.

This page was probably the most fun to draw of this series.

The reveal

The repeated, digitized face is very inspired by xeroxed indie comics of the 80’s.

This page is an experiment in moving from a style rendered with brush to one rendered with ink in an attempt to differentiate between the dream and the waking world. I’m not entirely sure it was successful, but this is a technique I will likely revisit.

Survivor’s Anniversary

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusreddittumblrThree years ago I posted what is likely the most important comic of this project so far. I did it to purge my demons, but also in the hopes that it would reach others who had also been assaulted and give them some comfort.

Since then I’ve heard from people both privately and publicly who have told me that my story helped them with theirs. That still overwhelms me. I don’t advocate that all Survivors tell their stories so publicly, but helping others where I can (in my work, in my group therapy sessions, in my presence on social media) has been a balm to the hurt that was done to me. You be safe first and foremost, but if you can safely tell your story and you feel so compelled, then know that it could be a help to someone out there who needs it. Someone who might be feeling alone and could use a stranger’s voice telling them that they aren’t.

And if you haven’t read this before or even if you have and just need the reminder: You’re not alone.

A Survivor’s Story