Sunday, November 8, 2009


This comic was inspired by hearing the same Taylor Swift song on the radio three times in one day. Yeah, you know the one.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Lessons from The Boss

Good timing: I drew this strip the weekend before the Boss was scheduled to play a concert in Kansas City. Bad timing: the show was canceled due to the death of his cousin. My editors at the Star deemed the "zombie" panel inappropriate. Here's the comic in its unedited and eerily prescient (not really) form.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Pecha Kucha Night

I'll be giving a 6 minute 40 second presentation about my cartooning on Thursday evening (10/22) for Pecha Kucha night at Crosstown Station in KC. The festivities start around 8:20. My brother Gavin will also be presenting. His concert posters can be seen at Details about PK night can be found here. I enjoy talking about my drawings in front of an audience, but it sort of feels like staring at myself in a three way mirror. Self-indulgent, fun, and a little alarming.

Sunday, September 13, 2009


Another t-shirt design for the dental school. I came up with the idea while doodling during a particularly tedious Friday afternoon lecture. The actual shirt will probably only have two colors, but this color scheme is true to the original arcade game. If you're interested in buying one to support a UMKC student dental group, let me know.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Dental School T-Shirt

I used some interesting reference material for this drawing: a book about manga culture by Takashi Murakami and a mandibular first molar from my typodont with a Class II amalgam restoration. Hopefully the result is somewhere between a Kanye West album cover and Sturdevant's "Art and Science of Operative Dentistry."

Monday, August 31, 2009

Real Men

Half-formed cartoon ideas, previously doomed to languish forever in my sketchbook, are now being employed by the University News. I'm using a brush pen for a looser line and more efficient process, but the strips still resemble "Delayed Karma." Hopefully, they'll grow up to be more than that strip's underachieving slacker brother.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

In the works...

I'm putting together a new mini-comic/zine/rehash of sixteen "Delayed Karma" strips from the KC Star and two color strips that appeared on the Wayward Blog. This is a highly technical process involving clandestine free printing at the dental school and explaining to Kayla why I bought a $30 stapler. The end result will be collecting dust on the shelves of select KC-area comic shops for the better part of a decade, at which point the owners will toss them out, the store will "lose them in the move," or a family member will buy the last one out of sympathy.
In other news, I'm starting a new weekly comic for UMKC's University News. Naming a new strip is always a challenge. At this point, it will be called "Great cartoon ideas I had but could only think of three panels instead of six." Yeah, that has a nice ring to it.