The Comic Not Fit to Print

Some of you may have noticed that David Rees and I have been producing a comic for the New York Times Week in Review section called "See Something, Say Something" every other Sunday… but we're not in today's paper. That's because they objected to David's script this week and refused to consider printing it… the subject matter (male rage, online bullying & the hashtag #yesallwomen) was "too sensitive." 

I disagree very strongly with that decision, because I feel David was making a point that deserves to be made. So I went ahead and completed the script as written; here it is, see for yourselves. 

THE MARKETPLACE OPENS- SUGGESTIONS NEEDED

FOR ALL OF THOSE WHO HAVE BEEN ASKING when I'll start selling prints and artwork... the answers are "now" and "in about three weeks."

I've just started selling merchandise in association with Topatoco. We're starting with a few prints and a t-shirt, but that's only the beginning. HOW CAN YOU HELP? Besides buying stuff... please give me suggestions for which pieces you'd like to see available, either as prints or t-shirts! Your input is needed!

I'LL BEGIN SELLING ORIGINAL ARTWORK at the beginning of September. Watch this space for details!

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Best American Comics 2013 Surprise Shocker

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The good news: my work was selected by guest editor Jeff Smith for this year's volume of Best American Comics (my fourth). He chose "Quinception" from Thrizzle #7; it's a story which follows TV coroner Quincy as he navigates the landscape of his dreams. 

Well, Houghton Mifflin has decided publishing this story would be too legally risky. Another story will be included (the bathtubs one from Thrizzle #8), but here, so you can read it anyway, is "Quinception" in its entirety.

A Very Short Robin Hood Story

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     Robin Hood pulled back his bowstring until it seemed to all watching that he could draw it no tighter; then he released, and the arrow shot forward until it did hit the target most nicily.

     "What ho, good Sir Robin!" called Friar Tuck. "Look at me, I'm breakdancing!" Ignoring this, Robin Hood continued to concentrate on winning the big archery contest, for the prize was six gold guineas- enough to buy eleven real guineas. Maid Marian was there as well, and her new friend Mild Marlon. As soon as the contest was over, King John would have Robin's head chopped off, unless he had a good plan to avoid it, which he did!

 

Cop Quips

Hardboiled NYC cops need easy-to-reference phrases to snarl. For decades this book has been their secret weapon. Click the cover to read a few pages.