I am a nonfiction storyteller and my medium is comics.

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Costumed Chaos in Times Square
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I am the writer/artist of the nonfiction graphic novel A.D.: New Orleans After the Deluge (Pantheon). I am the illustrator of the bestselling graphic nonfiction book The Influencing Machine: Brooke Gladstone on the Media (W.W. Norton). I am the co-editor of FLASHed: Sudden Stories in Comics and Prose.

I was a Knight-Wallace Fellow in journalism at the University of Michigan. I was an Atlantic Center for the Arts Master Artist.

I'm a contributor to "The Nib," a space for political cartoons, comics journalism, and non-fiction (edited by Matt Bors). Read my Nib work (for free) here->>

My illustrations have appeared in such publications as the New York Times, the Washington Post, and the Wall Street Journal.

I teach comics, at such programs as the School of Visual Arts, CUNY Queens College, the Solstice Low-Residency MFA Program at Pine Manor College, the Yale Writers' Conference, and the Fine Arts Work Center. I have spoken and given presentations at universities, schools, cultural centers, libraries, museums, and professional conventions, and have been featured on C-SPAN2's Book TV. As part of the U.S. Department of State's Speaker and Specialist program, I have traveled abroad as a “cultural ambassador,” meeting local cartoonists and conducting workshops in such countries as Burma, Mexico, Egypt, Algeria, Bahrain, and Israel/Palestine.

Feel free to check out my comics and illustration portfolio, read my blog, follow me on Twitter, or purchase original art or giclée prints.