Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Edna St. Vincent Millay



So, the first week of September I fractured my ankle and was on crutches for six weeks. The next month I was in a boot and using a cane. Using the crutches made my hands swell up and I couldn't use a pen through October. This little comic was intended to be something like a warm-up exercise, and it took me three weeks to get this done.

Well, wahhh. That aside, hopefully it'll be easier to get back on schedule.

This poem, the sonnet "What lips my lips have kissed, and where, and why...," is one of my favorites. I include it whenever I teach an intro to literature class, and this time a student discussion led to this idea. It's strange how, despite being the first woman to win the Pulitzer for poetry, she's now descended to somewhat of a lower tier of poets, in terms of how she's regarded. I recently picked up a play by her - she was an accomplished playwright as well, evidently.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Bartimaeus

 

 
So, every year my family goes to the Presbyterian Montreat Youth Conference, and my wife and I are small group leaders. This year, one of the exercises, centering around the story of Bartimaeus, seemed confusing, so I came up with this instead. I had the small group members listen to the story and then fill in the words that they could remember. It was fun.

It was also an excuse to draw comics. I like the resolutely silent nature of this. It occurred to me that there's a ton of blind people stories in the New Testament, in particular.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Kim "Crunch" Jones

This is an interpretation of my friend Kimberly Jones's boxing career. I showed it at the event on the 14th. Thank you to all of Kim's friends and relatives that came. Obvious nod here to Ernie Bushmiller, one of my absolute favorite cartoonists. No one, I think, has ever drawn as precisely as he did, except maybe Chris Ware.