Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Looking Up

This comic is based on actual events. My favorite time of year is when I can lie under the ash tree in my backyard without getting swarmed by mosquitos. Sometimes I take a nap. Sometimes I just stare up at the sky. Usually it inspires a comic. I may have stolen the "gold coins" metaphor from Pablo Neruda. If so, it was entirely intentional.

The Shape of Ideas Book | The Shape of Ideas Calendar | Incidental Comics Poster Shop

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

How to Finish

 This comic was inspired by Jon Acuff's new book Finish. Thanks to Jon for the collaboration - you can get this poster on his book tour!

Tuesday, September 19, 2017


As a recovering perfectionist, I was thrilled when author Jon Acuff asked me to draw a poster for his new book Finish. Visit Jon on his book tour to get a poster, or find it at my shop.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017


Lately I've been reading poetry by Mary Oliver, Ted Kooser, and Pablo Neruda. It's like looking at the ordinary world through a lens that gives common things extraordinary brilliance. This comic is my attempt to capture that feeling.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017


Happy (almost) Autumn! A book and calendar of my comics have just been published by Abrams. 

Tuesday, August 22, 2017


Here's a page from "The Shape of Ideas: An Illustrated Exploration of Creativity." For more inspiration, order it online here:

Amazon | Abrams | IndieBound | Indigo | B&N | BAM

Photo credit: Lindsey Fisher

Monday, August 14, 2017

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

The Shape of Ideas Calendar

I'm excited to announce that The Shape of Ideas 2018 Calendar is out today! May your upcoming year be filled with inspiration.

You can order it online here.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017


I have a new book out about the joys and frustrations of doing creative work!  You can order it online here:

Amazon | Abrams | IndieBound | Indigo | B&N | BAM

Friday, July 21, 2017


My first book collection of Incidental Comics is out now! You can order it online here:

Amazon | Abrams | IndieBound | Indigo | B&N | BAM

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Los Angeles Review of Books Interview

I was interviewed by the Los Angeles Review of Books about making philosophical comics, finding artistic courage, and creating The Shape of Ideas

You can read the full interview here. A big thanks to interviewer Jeffrey Kindley for his thoughtful questions and deep reading of my work!