Graphic Medicine: Comix Pathographies

Posted by on Jun 11, 2013 in Comix, Education, esoterica
Graphic Medicine: Comix Pathographies

For the last few years, each February I have made the journey to Middletown, PA. There’s no train station in Middletown, just a yellow painted wooden platform and an awning with a bench underneath. The train tracks run directly over an old overpass that stretches west towards Harrisburg. There’s usually snow on the ground when […]

See What I Mean: A Review Mostly With Words & A Few Images

Posted by on Jan 15, 2013 in Comix, InteractionDesign
See What I Mean: A Review Mostly With Words & A Few Images

Kevin Cheng’s new book, See What I Mean: How to Use Comics to Communicate Ideas (published by RosenFeld Media) is part how-to, part case study of using comics in interaction design and marketing. See What I Mean (SWIM) is a great resource for anyone looking to make comics for the first time, or for designers […]

2012 Fall Book Tour for Not The Israel My Parents Promised Me

Posted by on Oct 11, 2012 in Art, Comix, Education, Press
2012 Fall Book Tour for Not The Israel My Parents Promised Me

Autumn is here, which means mean it’s time for my fall book tour to kick into high gear. So far, many of the reviews of the graphic novel have been positive. While a few zingers are out there, I am glad that the book is finding an audience at last. In September I attended Baltimore […]

Eisner’s PS Magazine: Comics as Usability Asset

Posted by on Sep 5, 2012 in Art, Comix, Education, InteractionDesign
Eisner’s PS Magazine: Comics as Usability Asset

During World War II Dr Seuss created public health infographics to inform soldiers of the dangers of malaria transmitting mosquitos. From 1951-1971, Will Eisner produced 227 issues of PS Magazine for the US army. In the preface of the gorgeous new Abram’s book, PS Magazine: The Best of Preventive Maintenance Monthly by Will Eisner, his […]

Sagmeister’s Happy Show = Awesome

Posted by on Aug 8, 2012 in Art, esoterica, InteractionDesign, Philly
Sagmeister’s Happy Show = Awesome

The Happy Show by Sagmeister is perhaps the most enjoyable user experience I have had in a museum setting … ever. Even before entering the main gallery the show begins. With text on the stairways, giant inflatable gorrilas on the mezzanine and curious cards that randomly ask entrants to clap profusely or text a joke […]

Thoughts about San Diego Comic–Con 2012

Posted by on Jul 19, 2012 in Comix
Thoughts about San Diego Comic–Con 2012

Ed Brubaker, Eisner Award winning comix author said last week at Tr!ckster, “It’s not really Comic-Con anymore, it’s IP-Con!” Oh no, not another blog post lamenting the “good ol’ days” when San Diego Comic-Con was an intimate affair of a few thousand geeks?! Indeed, SDCC is not the comic book convention you once knew. Artist […]

Not The Israel My Parents Promised Me Promo Tour

Posted by on Jun 28, 2012 in Comix, Press
Not The Israel My Parents Promised Me Promo Tour

After four years of development and the passing of my collaborator and friend, my second graphic novel is about to drop. On July 3rd, 2012 the book will be available to all. It’s a bittersweet time that also marks two years since Harvey’s passing, so it’s a strange mix of pride and sadness. I hope […]

Comix and UX Interaction Design

Posted by on May 23, 2012 in Comix, Education, esoterica, InteractionDesign
Comix and UX Interaction Design

In 2008 when Google introduced the world to its new Internet browser, Chrome, they asked Scott Mccloud, revered sequential art scholar, to explain what their product was using a comic book. Over in the UK, Andrew Park built a small design empire using his scribing skills to illustrate head-scratching topics on dry erase boards.   […]

So What Ever Happened with the Tagged Tanakh?

Posted by on May 8, 2012 in Education, esoterica, InteractionDesign
So What Ever Happened with the Tagged Tanakh?

From 2007-2010 I worked at JPS; first as a contractor, then as an employee. Publisher of the Hebrew to English translation of the Jewish Bible, JPS has a 124-year archive of intellectual property built around an ancient text. The former CEO of JPS,Ellen Frankel, a biblical scholar and librettist took a chance on me. First, […]

I am a Horror Vacui-ist!

Posted by on Apr 26, 2012 in Art, Comix, esoterica
I am a Horror Vacui-ist!

It was recently pointed out to me by a new friend that I am an artist in the school of Horror Vacui. Ever since grade school, I have been obsessed with doodling and filling in the margins of my notebooks with drawings. In fifth grade I got hooked on graph paper. Then Todd McFarlane blew […]