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!

Monday, July 10, 2017

Some of My Best Friends are Records

From The Shape of Ideas: An Illustrated Exploration of Creativity. Find it at your friendly local bookstore, or order it online here:

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

Friday, July 7, 2017


For more comics of visual and personal exploration, check out my new book, The Shape of Ideas! You can order it online here:

Monday, July 3, 2017

Sketches of Summer

The first book collection of Incidental Comics was published this summer! The Shape of Ideas is available internationally wherever books are sold. You can find it online here:

Thursday, June 15, 2017

A Cure for Writer's Block

I have a new book on inspiration, ideas, and overcoming creative blocks, published by Abrams Books.

You can purchase it online here:

Monday, June 12, 2017

The Ingredients of Shakespeare

This comic appears in the latest issue of The Southampton Review.

Want to get inspired? My new book on creativity is out now from Abrams Books:

Literary posters are available at my shop.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Writing Exercises

This comic appears in the latest issue of The Southampton Review.

Check out my new book on ideas, creativity, and writing:

Literary posters are available at my shop.

Monday, June 5, 2017

The Shape of Ideas: The Book!

My first book, The Shape of Ideas: An Illustrated Exploration of Creativity, was just published by Abrams ComicArts. (You've probably heard me shouting with enthusiasm about it on social media.) It's been a wonderful experience, and the book turned out better than I could have imagined. A big thanks goes to my editor, Charlie Kochman - his vision and creative insight gave The Shape of Ideas its unique form, thoughtful sequence, and high production values. Thank you to my agent, Judy Hansen, who has been a tireless advocate for my work. And thank you, dear readers, for following, sharing, and supporting Incidental Comics!

If you've already read and enjoyed the book, you can help spread the word. Review it online, tell your local bookstore staff, or share it with your classroom or book group. It's a perfect gift for creative people ages eight through eighty. If you have yet to read it, I highly recommend getting a copy!

Thanks also to recent School of Visual Arts MFA graduate Lindsey Fisher for taking these great photos of the book:

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Last week I got to visit Book Expo in NYC to meet the team at Abrams Books who made The Shape of Ideas a reality. Here's me (and SpongeBob) alongside my book:

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I'll be doing a mini-book tour in the Denver area this week and some library and conference appearances this summer. Stay tuned to for my event schedule, interviews, and reviews of The Shape of Ideas.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Problem Solving

My book "The Shape of Ideas" is now available wherever books are sold. Find it here or wherever books are sold.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Book Giveaway

My friends at the podcast Joy Sandwich are giving away three copies of The Shape of Ideas! Head over to their site or go here to enter, then listen to an interview I did with Jessica and Non about the book.

You can also hear me talk about my book and the creative process on the podcast No Permission Needed with Ozeal Debastos.

Finally, there is a nice early review of my book over at Publisher's Weekly. My only complaint - I prefer to be identified as an "illustrator and cartoonist who practices orthodontics on the side."

The Shape of Ideas is now available internationally wherever books are sold!

Thursday, May 11, 2017

The Shape of Ideas

"The Shape of Ideas" was published this week! It's been a thrill to see it in print. 

And you can get this poster at my shop.

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Stages of the Reader

What stage are you on? I'm about to escape stage number five - my first book will be published on Tuesday!

You can find it via Abrams Books, on Amazon, or wherever books are sold.

Posters are available at my shop.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Poster Giveaway!

My book The Shape of Ideas: An Illustrated Exploration of Creativity will be out in one month! 

Abrams ComicArts (my awesome publisher) is giving away a high-resolution downloadable poster of  "Play Each Day Like Jazz" to anyone who pre-orders a copy.

You can pre-order and see samples from the book here:

And here's the link to the free poster!

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

American Architecture

This comic was inspired by Kate Wagner's hilarious website, McMansion Hell. I walk through a neighborhood over my lunch break and pass by a house that looks just like the one in the final panel.

Pre-order my book | Poster Shop | Patreon

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

It's almost here...

Head over to Goodreads for a chance to win an early copy of my book, The Shape of Ideas! The contest ends April 9 and is for U.S. readers only.

You can also pre-order a copy for all the creative people in your life. Books will arrive May 9, just in time for graduation! 

Wednesday, March 15, 2017


My book on creativity and inspiration will be out soon! You can pre-order it here:

IndieBound | Amazon | B&N

Thursday, March 9, 2017


"Talent is long patience."      -Gustave Flaubert

My book on creativity and inspiration will be published in just two months! I'm thrilled to share it with the world. I'll be sharing some pages and the process behind The Shape of Ideas in the days leading up to its publication. In the meantime, you can pre-order it here:

IndieBound | Amazon | B&N

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Monday, February 13, 2017

Cycles of Love

Happy Valentine's Day! May all your relationships roll gently downhill.

My book The Shape of Ideas is now available for pre-order. I hope you love it as much as I do!

Poster Shop | Patreon

Thursday, February 9, 2017