Thursday, July 24, 2014

Friday, July 18, 2014

The Writers' Retreat

This drawing appears in the July 20 NY Times Book Review. Thanks to AD Nicholas Blechman and editor Pamela Paul!

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Monday, July 7, 2014

Creative Thinking

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Thursday, June 19, 2014

Picasso Blues

Picasso's "Blue Room" is in the news - read more about it here. Picasso's Blue Period was a fascinating (if somewhat melodramatic) time in his career. For best results, sing the words of this comic in the voice of bluesman Robert Johnson. The greatest song about Picasso, however, was written by Jonathan Richman.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Life with a Toddler

In celebration of Father's Day, I drew this comic about the beautiful chaos of having an 18-month-old.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Conflict in Literature

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Thursday, April 24, 2014

Writing a Poem

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Sunday, April 20, 2014

Finding Purpose

Illustration for the 4/20 NY Times Sunday Review, for an op-ed about finding meaning at work rather than through volunteering. Thanks to AD Aviva Michaelov!

Monday, April 14, 2014

Unexpected Rain Song

National Poetry Month on Incidental Comics continues with this reimagining of the classic Langston Hughes poem "April Rain Song." I first read this poem in the children's poetry anthology "Sing a Song of Popcorn," which remains one of the most-read books on my bookshelf.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Understanding Poetry

Happy National Poetry Month! This comic was inspired by one of my favorite poems, "The New Poetry Handbook" by Mark Strand. This month on Incidental Comics, I'll be exploring the world of poetry. A place, as Marianne Moore famously said, of  "imaginary gardens with real toads in them."