November 17, 2015

MOS Bonus Comic #1

Read Master of Survival here.

I'm back from Leeds, where I spent the weekend alternating between convention activities at Thought Bubble and watching BBC News in my hotel room. I don't have many words right now, so I'm saving them for something else. Thanks for understanding.

November 10, 2015

MOS Epilogue

At long last, the Master of Survival bonus comics are upon us! 

I started writing Master of Survival in 2010 as a means to get my first long-form comic project out in the world. Five years later, the story is officially wrapping up with a handful of comics that I left out of the original two volumes. I will be posting them here for the next month, and I hope that you will enjoy them! 

We open today with what was intended to be the ending of Vol. 2 and ended up not being ready by the time Vol. 2 went to print. It constitutes a much softer landing, in my opinion, than this page!

On a day-to-day note: Zinefest Berlin 2015 was amazing! Easily the best edition I've tabled at so far. Thanks to everyone who came out, bought stuff and nerded out with me about comics! Only three more sleeps now until I arrive in Leeds and reunite with bacon rolls.

November 3, 2015


This weekend is Zinefest Berlin and I will be there with zines and suchlike! Come say hi!

October 27, 2015

How to Tell Time in Berlin

It's that special time year where we turn the clocks back! AKA time to go sit in front of my special lamp and anticipate going back to California for the holidays.

ALSO: I will be returning to table at Zinefest Berlin this year! November 7 & 8, mark your calendars. I am working on a couple things to debut there before going to Thought Bubble the following weekend. Come say hi!

[ Placebo - In The Cold Light of Morning (live) ]

October 23, 2015

Friday Sketchpost: Salt + Sass #2 with Susan Langan + Christine Kakaire

Last night I got to attend the second edition of Salt + Sass - "an event series that aims to connect, celebrate and bring visibility to women working in the music industry in Berlin." This time around, Christine Kakaire interviewed DJ and producer Susan Langan about many things, including her process and life in Berlin. It was extremely inspiring and I'm already looking forward to the next one, which is planned for December. Thanks, folks! (PS: "That track" is the one linked below.)

October 20, 2015

Misheard Nouns

I've actually had this conversation more than once. I need to work on my enunciation.

October 16, 2015

Friday Sketchpost: Petra Zlatevska @ Creative Mornings Berlin, 9.10.2015


In keeping with this week's theme of culture shock on the blog, here are some notes I took during Petra Zlatevska's talk at last week's monthly Creative Mornings Berlin meetup, hosted by Factory Berlin. Happy Friday!

October 13, 2015

Home Is Where The Culture Shock Is

True story: I jaywalk less in other countries since moving to Germany. People are like, "there's no cars!" and I'm like "but --"

Two announcements! Firstly, for those of you in Berlin who have been wanting to make comics, I am teaching a workshop on October 24 down on the hallowed grounds of Neukölln's Raum b café. (See that, I just made a coffee pun.) Signups are here. Come hang out!

Secondly, November approaches and with it comes my own personal con season. I will be tabling at the Thought Bubble comic festival in Leeds and am highly looking forward to returning!
I am also dilingently working on a couple new things to bring out for you, and these are going to cost some money on top of the travel and lodging. As I am currently 100% self-employed (huzzah!), the expense is a bit daunting - but you can help make it happen by donating to the Traveling Tip Jar or by pledging to my Patreon campaign. Every little bit truly helps.

Also, the first five people who donate $25 to the Tip Jar get a B/W digital portrait of themselves. Want to look like this? For a limited time only, you can.

October 9, 2015

Friday Sketchpost: La Cordée (Liberté), Lyon

As depicted in this week's comic, I had the good fortune of visiting a branch of La Cordée, Lyon's network of coworking spaces. If I'd had time, I would have stayed and drawn the place for hours. Here is what I had time for. If you are a freelancer or remote worker traveling through Lyon (or Paris, or Annecy, or even... Villefranche and Morez??), I highly recommend stopping by.

October 6, 2015

Clairikine Hits Lyon - Part 4 of 4

* "This is nice, isn't it?" 
You know, it is, actually. This, right now, this is nice."

[ Tegan and Sara - Wake Up Exhausted ]