Sunday, October 30, 2016

New website will be up shortly!

Sadly, Blogger was never meant to be a semi-permanent website to host my work. And yet, it's served that function for the past 4 1/2 years as I've uploaded numerous comics, paintings, and articles from time to time (though admittedly not as frequent as I should be).

That will be changing with a newly updated website that will streamline a lot of my content for viewing. As such, this blog may or may not be continuing from this point forward. If there is no update beyond this point, assume the latter.

Expect the move to take place in the next few days, but for now you can see the new site at

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Myanmar's Rohingya Refugees comics journalism up on The Nib this year, I went to India to investigate one of the largest exodus of refugees of our times, where the Rohingya Muslim minority of West Myanmar (Burma) are escaping genocide from their ancestral homeland in Rakhine state.

And now that Nobel-laureate Aung San Suu Kyi and her Party have ushered democracy into the Southeast Asian country, is a path to peace finally in sight?

Or will the new Myanmar government continue to turn its back to ethnic cleansing?

New comics journalism by mine is finally up on the rebooted Nib. Click the image on the left to be taken there.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Chile. June 2017. It’s happening.

Thanks everyone for coming out on Sunday a couple weekends ago for BBQ! It means a lot to share good food and drinks to mark my 5th year anniversary away from the USA. Definitely had a great time with you all!

So a lot of you might have known that I’ve been making plans to go to South America for some time. But this is the first time I'm announcing a hard date.

Chile is finally going to happen exactly one year from now.

Sunday, October 18, 2015

How to Apply for the Geumgang University Korean Language Program



My post about Geumgang University earlier this year continues to be the most popular article that I’ve written for my blog to date, which has prompted numerous emails from people asking for more details about this scholarship program that I was fortunate enough to have been a part of during the Spring 2015 semester. Unfortunately, there is a lack of information about this program to be found online, much to the detriment to both the university, and to future students interested in pursuing their studies.

To help remedy some of these troubles, I intend to have this blog post answer as many questions that people may have about attending this scholarship program. This post is not meant to substitute the information found already online on the Geumgang University website, but simply to supplement it.  

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Eat More Comics: The Nib's 2nd Anniversary Print Anthology out on Kickstarter!

Since The Nib launched back in September 2013, they've lead the charge in publishing some of the best comics journalism, political cartoons, non-fiction, and humor throughout the internet. And now they are coming out with a 300 page hardcover book featuring their best work they've selected from the 2,000+ comics they've put out since The Nib's inception. But they need your help on Kickstarter in order to make this book a reality. Included in the book, you'll find--

Hilarious comics from Gemma Correll · Rich Stevens · Zach Weinersmith · Jon Rosenberg · Emily Flake · KC Green

Political cartoons from Tom Tomorrow · Matt Bors · Jen Sorensen · Matt Lubchansky · Ann Telnaes · Brian McFadden · Liza Donnelly· Ruben Bolling · Ted Rall · Keith Knight

Journalism by Andy Warner · Josh Neufeld · Susie Cagle · Emi Gennis · Ryan Alexander-Tanner · Eleri Harris · Erik Thurman · Jess Ruliffson · Sophie Yanow · Roxanne Palmer

Comic essays by Ron Wimberly · Erika Moen · Sarah Glidden · Wendy Macnaughton · Mike Dawson · Lucy Bellwood · Whit Taylor  · Lisa Eisenberg · Eroyn Franklin · JJ McCullough

More? Yes, more: Kate Leth · James Sturm · Shannon Wheeler · Scott Bateman · Eleanor Davis · Maki Naro · John Leavitt · Kendra Wells

With 18 days to go, we still need to raise about $20k in order to reach our goal to see this book hit the printers and be out by the time SPX rolls around in September. Check out the Kickstarter now!

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Umbrella Black-out has been translated into Chinese

Last October, I went to Hong Kong to cover part of the Umbrella Revolution, hoping to spread a bit more of the reality that was taking place in the protests. And fortunately today, a bit of that message will be able to reach a larger audience now that it's been translated into Chinese.

Click the link below, and thanks to for the excellent translation work!

Monday, April 27, 2015

Short listed for the Reportager Award 2015

After hundreds of entries were made their way through a series of judging, my graphic memoir The American Immigrant has made the short list for the Reportage Award 2015. The award, sponsored by Reportager and Moleskin, encourages new, existing and emerging talent and projects in the area of reportage and documentary drawing. It also seeks out original projects, which are journalistic and documentary in nature and are created from original primary research sourced on location by the artist.

In addition to the award and grant, Moleskine reserves the right to commission the winning artist/journalist to report on an event (timing, location, and event to be at Moleskine's discretion). Travel expenses, accommodation, and subsistence up to the value of £1700, will be available.

The exhibit will be at the University of the West of England F Block Gallery (Bower Ashton Campus) in Bristol, UK, from May 8th to the May 15th (save for the 11th, which it will be open for private viewing).

This is definitely not a show to miss, especially if you're a huge fan of documentary drawing and comics journalism. I'll be featuring quite a few never-before-seen pages from my first book, so you have no excuse to not make it if you're living in the UK!