Work

I've created or co-created a wide selection of graphic novels, comics, and zines.

The Influencing Machine

The Influencing MachineThe Influencing Machine is my collaboration with journalist Brooke Gladstone. A visionary and opinionated work of graphic nonfiction on the media and its discontents. Gladstone bursts onto the page as an illustrated character, conducting the reader through two millennia of history — from the newspapers in Caesar’s Rome to the penny press of the American Revolution and the manipulations of contemporary journalism. It debunks the notion that “The Media” is an external force, outside of our control. In other words, we have met the media — and it is us! So now what?

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The Influencing Machine (W.W. Norton)
170 pp., $23.95. hardcover, $16.95 softcover
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A.D.: New Orleans After the Deluge

A.D.: New Orleans After the Deluge is a nonfiction account of a cross-section of New Orleans residents and their experiences during and after Hurricane Katrina. Starting with their lives before the storm, the book traces how they deal with the hurricane when it hits, and what happens to them afterward, from losing all their possessions, to facing the flooding, to being trapped in the Convention Center, to evacuating and not being able to return home — all told in comics form. Along the way (hopefully), A.D. reminds the reader of the vitality and spirit of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast.

A.D. began as a webcomic on SMITH Magazine. The expanded hardcover edition of A.D. debuted in 2009 from Pantheon Graphic Novels. A.D. was a New York Times bestseller, was nominated for the Eisner and Harvey Awards, and was selected for inclusion in The Best American Comics 2010.

A.D. has been used for high school and college courses, and comes with a free teacher's guide.

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A.D.: New Orleans After the Deluge (Pantheon)
208 pp., $16.95 softcover [hardcover out of print]
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The Vagabonds

The Vagabonds is my solo comics title, now up to its third issue. Originally published by Alternative Comics, The Vagabonds is now self-published under the Hang Dai Editions label.

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Vagabonds #1 (Alternative Comics)
24 pp., $2.95.
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Vagabonds #2: Of Two Minds (Alternative Comics)
24 pp., $3.50.
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Vagabonds #3: The Journalism Issue (Hang Dai Editions)
24 pp., $5.00.
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Katrina Came Calling

Katrina Came Calling is a self-published collection of blog entries from my stint as a Red Cross volunteer shortly after Hurricane Katrina. (It is not a comic book.)

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Katrina Came Calling: A Gulf Coast Deployment (self-published)
102 pp., $5 (+ $3 shipping).

OUT OF PRINT

A Few Perfect Hours

A Few Perfect Hours is the Xeric Award-winning autobiographical account of my backpacking adventures through Southeast Asia and Central Europe.

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A Few Perfect Hours (and Other Stories from Southeast Asia and Central Europe) (self-published)
128 pp., $12.95.
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Titans of Finance

Titans of Finance, which I did in collaboration with writer R. Walker, is a satirical portrait of selected business world figures, based on press accounts. It was published by Alternative Comics—and is now available for the tablet as well.

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Titans of Finance: True Tales of Money & Business(Alternative Comics)
24 pp., $2.95.
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Titansof Finance: digital edition
25 pp., $3.95
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Keyhole

Keyhole was the two-man anthology I did with Dean Haspiel, which ran for six issues in the 1990s. It was published by Millennium/Modern and Top Shelf.

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Keyhole #6 (Top Shelf Productions)
32 pp., $2.95.
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[Keyhole #1-5 are sold out.]