Before Comics: The Standard of Ur

Originating around 2,500 BCE, the Standard of Ur is one of the earliest examples of sequential art that we have. While there is earlier art that is definitely narrative, it is not clearly sequential. The ...

The lineup in “Bullies”

The first panel of my little memoir comic “Bullies” presents an array of comics characters that I was into when I first started reading comics. I still have almost all of these comics (except from ...

contaminated water and alcohol

This is a bit of a spoiler for my story Lounger, so fair warning. A few weeks ago, I was reading Edward Tufte’s excellent book Envisioning Explanations (shout out to libraries!), and in the first ...