Rose City

I’ll be a guest at Rose City Comic Con September 20-21st, mostly at booth #1217/1233, signing at the Dark Horse booth #701 on Sunday at 1 pm. Come say hi! If you get a copy of Bad Houses I will draw … Keep reading

Objective correlatives

Obvious metaphors are obvious, but still. I have to tell you that I’ve begun to rethink a thing I’ve been struggling with for some time. Rocks to navigate, river to cross, the woods to get through. The fallen tree that … Keep reading

A recent discovery

I listen to a lot of audiobooks; in the car to make long drives bearable, at night to slow the hamster wheel of anxiety. I never look for a specific title. I browse, often clicking through screen after screen of … Keep reading

Beach best practices

Bring lots of books, but remember that you’ll also want to watch beach TV. Reliable channels include Waves, Clouds, Dogs, and Children. Sometimes you can get Horses or Storms; occasionally Sparklers. Someone’s going to be Beach-Fire-Building Alpha. If that’s not you, … Keep reading

Old Home Week

I’m just back from Ann Arbor, where I tabled at Kids Read Comics and taught a writing workshop at the Ann Arbor District Library. I kept using the phrase “cognitive dissonance” to express how it felt to be in my … Keep reading

Kids Read Comics

Representing today & tomorrow for teen & adult readers at the Ann Arbor District Library’s Kids Read Comics festival — really fun to be back in the library I grew up using. If you’re in or near Ann Arbor, come … Keep reading

Father’s Day

My mom took this picture on the Father’s Day when I was 8 and he was 49. By squinting and googling I ascertain that the book we bought him is A Circle of Light #1, about which I remember nothing … Keep reading

Throwback Thursday

I decided a #TBT post was appropriate since I’ll soon be visiting my old hometown. Ann Arbor and Ann Arbor-adjacent readers, come see me at Kids Read Comics 6/21-22 and/or my writing workshop 6/23! Now for the throwback: I learned via the very … Keep reading

Half speed

So far this year — I just counted the days, because I am the sort of person who does that — I’ve spent over a month in places that aren’t home. Seven different states, including both New York and California, as … Keep reading

SCBWI Oregon

Last-minute heads up that I’ll be teaching a couple of workshops at the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators Oregon Spring Conference this weekend, one solo, one along with Rosanne Parry. Hope to see some of y’all there!

OLA and WonderCon

If you’re in Salem tomorrow or Anaheim Friday-Sunday, come see me! At the Oregon Library Association conference: Thursday, April 17th 2 – 3:30 PM Graphic Rave & Graphic Reads!  In my part of the session I’ll talk about collaborating with … Keep reading

Latoya Peterson at Reed College

Yesterday while I inched my way across town through drizzly rush hour traffic, I was tired, cranky, and unsure whether my plan to attend Latoya Peterson‘s Digital/Divides: When Race, Class & Pop Culture Collide talk at Reed College would be the best … Keep reading

Emerald City Comicon: yes I will be there

  Emerald City Comicon-goers, come see me at the Periscope Studio island, booth #1214! I will have many copies of Bad Houses and of the special comics-enhanced reissue of Empress of the World and of the non-comics-containing but all-about-comics-anthology Chicks Dig Comics! … Keep reading

Recently, soon

KAPOW! If you’re anywhere near Eastern Michigan University, go see this exhibit. I’d say that even if there weren’t pages from Bad Houses in it. Then I went from Ypsi to Indy. I confess I imagined a cell phone into this statue’s … Keep reading

So yes

I called my previous post “Catching Up” and then didn’t post for a month. Ha! We had some weather. Less of it than many other places, but more severe than we usually get. Side effects of weather included the car’s … Keep reading

Catching up

I’ve been home from my most recent travels for a little over a week. I thought I was leaving winter behind in the Midwest & East, but as I type the wind is so loud outside that if I didn’t … Keep reading

Connections #4

Full disclosure: this post is sort of cheating, in that I’m really just focusing on one artist and not making connections beyond her work. But seeing as this whole series is idiosyncratic, and also seeing that the work itself makes … Keep reading