September 16, 2020

Treasure Hunt

 

 
I  contributed this comic to one of the ComicInvasion Treasure Hunt booklets! All four issues are hidden at various locations throughout the city while stocks last. Can you find them all?

September 8, 2020

September 2, 2020

Small Talk (again)


Options include the 3-second "Alright", the 15-minute rant, and the 90-minute introductory course.

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If you're reading this from the US, please consider donating to a bail fund in your area to support the ongoing protests for Black lives and against police brutality. You'll find a list of bail funds for protesters here.

If you are a US voter and have not yet registered to vote, you'll find information on how and where to do so, as well as what to do to vote by mail, at VoteSaveAmerica.com! If you are a US voter overseas and are not yet registered, it is now best at this time to first do so via VoteFromAbroad.org and also request your federal backup ballot in case your regular ballot does not arrive in time. You'll find links to both processes here.

If you live overseas and are not a US voter, please share this information with your US friends the next time you want to talk about US politics with them! It will be very helpful. Thank you!

[ HAIM - I Know Alone ]

August 25, 2020

August Sleeping Patterns

 

Fortunately it's now autumn in Berlin.
 

August 14, 2020

Fanart Friday: "Summer Years", DCFC


I was listening to Death Cab’s Thank You For Today the other day and remembered that I drew this comic a couple years ago. ­čÄ (TYFT is still one of my favorite albums.) (Also I miss the Royal Armouries in Leeds, where I believe the first panel is located! Either that or Hamburg. Which I also miss.) 

[ Death Cab For Cutie - Summer Years ]

July 28, 2020

Some Other Place: Fighter





Lex returns! You might remember her from short stories of mine here, here and here; you can find other stories set in that universe here. 
I wrote this short comic as a poem many moons ago (remember pre-2020? I sure don't) and turned it into an exercise in drawing fiction again (I say "fiction", but of course Lex basically looks like me minus glasses, plus facial piercings and an undercut). I hope you like it!

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Stay safe out there and take care of each other! The curve in Berlin has been flattened since I last wrote, but the virus is not gone -- and in fact there is an uptick in cases in Germany at the time of posting. Please remember that indoor gatherings have been shown to be a major vector of transmission, keep social distancing even when you're outdoors, and wear a mask (including over your nose!)

If you're in Germany, in light of the most recent terrible decisions made by what passes for the ministry of the interior at the moment, I recommend picking up a copy of the very good collection of essays Eure Heimat ist unser Albtraum, and reading up about police brutality and the widespread practice of racial profiling in this country. I also suggest following and supporting the work of Initiative Schwarze Menschen in Deutschland e.V., on this and many other issues affecting Black lives in Germany.

July 16, 2020

Clairikine Starter Kits (2020 Edition)




A study in processing an unprecedented pandemic ­čÜ▓­čô▒­čśĚ (March 2020, July 2020).

March 18, 2020

What Was 2010-2019 Like?





This one took awhile to get out of the gate, and here it is! I officially first moved to Berlin a whole ten years and about six weeks ago.

I'm just gonna post this with the huge implicit caveat that What 2020 Currently Is Like is a whole new dimension of ... you know what, I don't have the words. File "discussing the closure of public transit" and "socializing in parks and bars" under Things I Didn't Imagine Would Date This Comic By The Time I Finished It. (If you live in Berlin and are reading this, please avoid doing all of those things for the time being, so that we can all do them again together later!)

Stay safe, protect your community, stay at home, and stay in touch. And heythank you, Berlin, for being one of the things that keeps me happy, even now, especially now.



January 24, 2020

Journal comics in 2019: a selection

Over the past few years I've been drawing occasional journal comics and posting them for my subscribers on Patreon. This year was no exception, and I thought I'd post some of those here in the spirit of my year in review. Read on below!

Per tradition, I started the year with a cold. I proceeded to have several more over the spring and realized I had to slow down; and then the end of the year was extremely busy and head colds returned with a vengeance.