Tuesday, December 20, 2022


In 2022 I drew nearly 160 pages of poetry comics for kids. The book will be published in Spring '24 by Chronicle Books. It's going to be hard to wait that long to share them all, but I'm excited to draw many more in the New Year!

Thursday, December 1, 2022

A Year of Poetry

Thanks to everyone who read, liked, commented, and participated in Poetry Comics Month! I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did. After 30 days of comics, this one sums up the experience.

Sunday, November 20, 2022

Poem for Painting My Room


Poetry Comics Month, Day 20: Found Poem

Today's comic was inspired by a catalogue of Sherwin Williams paint colors. Poetry can be found in unexpected places!

Thursday, November 17, 2022



Poetry Comics Month, Day 17: Repetition

I haven't drawn a daily comic strip since college (way back in 2007 for The University Daily Kansan), so this month has been quite a challenge! I hope I'm getting better through deliberate daily practice.

Monday, November 7, 2022

How To Be a Square

Poetry Comics Month, Day 7: How-To Poem

For more How-To Poems, check out the book The Proper Way To Meet a Hedgehog, edited by Paul B. Janeczko and illustrated by Richard Jones.

Sunday, November 6, 2022

More Opposites

Poetry Comics Month, Day 6: Opposites

This weekend's poetry comics were inspired by the work of poet Richard Wilbur, who wrote three books of opposite poems. Draw your own poetry comics and share them on social media with the hashtag #poetrycomicsmonth. I've seen some great reader contributions so far!

Thursday, November 3, 2022

Ode To the Acorn

Poetry Comics Month, Day 3: The Ode

An ode is a celebration or appreciation of something worth admiring. Some of my favorite odes are by Pablo Neruda, who wrote poems for everything from socks to tomatoes. What will you celebrate today?

Tuesday, November 1, 2022

The Day After Halloween

Happy Poetry Comics Month! Today's poem is an Ubi sunt - a form of poetry expressing the temporary nature of life, beauty...and Halloween. 

I'll be sharing more poetry comics throughout November - you can post your own to social media with the hashtag #poetrycomicsmonth.


Saturday, October 29, 2022

Rain Feelings


Join me in November for Poetry Comics Month. I'll post a new poetry comic or two each week. You can draw your own poetry comics and post them to social media using the hashtag #poetrycomicsmonth - I'll share some reader contributions! What IS a poetry comic? That's up to you...

Thursday, October 13, 2022

Punctuation City

Here's a rejected magazine cover sketch I had fun working on. Where will you visit in Punctuation City? I'll be pausing in Comma Park, basking in the asterisk sun.