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‚Äôs 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 […]

A System of Comics by Groensteen

Posted by on Nov 4, 2010 in Uncategorized
A System of Comics by Groensteen

If you’re an academic and into literary theory then Thierry Groensteen is not a foreign name to you. For the rest of us he’s just a funny sounding guy that reminds me actually of Thievery Corporation for some reason. Anyway, Groensteen is a Belgian writer who has devised a theory and system of understanding comics […]