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relapse dreams

October 13, 2011

I’d like to get back to posting more regularly, but it’s hard to find stand alone pages from the stuff I’m working on. But if figured this one will resonate with anyone who has ever been in this position, or has a shitty pet. At least this dream wasn’t as bad as the one I […]

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foiled plans

October 10, 2011

While I was visiting home these last few weeks, a few people asked me whatever became of the idea for a TV show based on my books that I talked about in Drinking at the Movies. The short answer is I never wrote the script they asked for, but the long answer is that the […]

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confectionery philosophy

September 19, 2011

If I wasn’t me and I read this comic, I would hate me. And for the record, I stopped eating tasti-d-lite not on account of the fact that it’s sad (it is) but because it’s total garbage (it really is). Now I just sit on my couch in my boxers and cry softly into fruit […]

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Dylan

September 13, 2011

I don’t know how to start this, so I’m just going to get right into it. This past weekend during SPX, good friend and fellow cartoonist and publisher Dylan Williams passed away. He was making the news rounds lately for a fundraiser after another cancer diagnosis, and the comics community showed up in full force […]

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the best invention

August 29, 2011

It’d be weird if I ignored the hurricane stuff so worry not, I shall bore you with doodles and photos of its disappointment later this week. For now, here’s a comic I made awhile ago but I’m still upset about it and probably always will be. I mean, COME ON, why aren’t these a thing? […]

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Boys pt 1

August 16, 2011

I sincerely doubt that Juan reads this website, or even knows what became of me for that matter, but if on the off chance he ever sees this, hi Juan! My memories of you are fond, which I can’t say for the rest of the boys in this series. Also, that last panel, I think […]

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blahblahblah

August 1, 2011

you might recognize some of these things from my twitter account, because some of what I say on twitter is something I said in real life, which means I’m just enough of an idiot to say a stupid thing twice, but never in one fashion. I feel like I should pay my friends to sit […]

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Then VS Now

July 25, 2011

I feel it necessary for whatever scrap of dignity I have left to mention that the Slash/GnR/pot smoking videos thing was during my teen years. Now I sit around drinking tea and re-watching clips of all the dorky, chubby comedians that I fantasize about. Oh, how much a decade can change a person… not always for the […]

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an interesting/repulsive proposition

July 18, 2011

so this week I thought I was going to continue the “how to” or whatever pages for comics but I bored myself with it, so I can only imagine it was worse for my dear, patient readers. Also, WHO CARES? yawn. So here’s some comics this week, enjoy! (the friend in these pages has never […]

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the magical vagrant and his trailer of toys

July 6, 2011

this is a page from a longer conversation, but stands on its own since it’s basically nonsense unless you know my dad. He lives here and looks at this all day, and when he’s not busy shooting piles of garbage with guns, he tells stories like this. oh hey, also, I realized that people can […]

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Star Wars

June 29, 2011

more sneak peek pages, however these are old and need to be redrawn. I’d tell you why but you don’t want to listen to my petty chorus of complaints. This is me and my older brother as kids, playing Star Wars with one of our neighbors in the creek that ran through our backyard.

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around town sketches

June 23, 2011

taking a break from posting comics and posting some background set sketches for the book I’m working on about my first years in San Francisco. These sketches are pretty plain, just straightforward black and white, so they don’t make that compelling stand-alone art (I especially don’t like how Dog Eared looks because in real life […]

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nintendo

June 21, 2011

Most of y’all have seen this comic already, but I had to redraw it because, uh, because the other one was crap. You’ve also read it in this mini comic, if you have it. I don’t know why I’m even posting it. Ugh, this day is less useful than a bird fart. be

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the House, all pages

June 15, 2011

  the house now, taken in 2010 the sealed off front door view from the porch 2010

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the House pt 1

June 13, 2011

Sneak peek page from something I’m working on. I grew up in a crazy old house build in the late 1800’s in Northern California that my parents bought for mere pennies before living out in the boonies was seen as a desired location.  As a kid (and now) I was obsessed with all the weird […]

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First Kiss

May 30, 2011

super old comic drawn really crappy

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dream diary sketch

May 28, 2011
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hard-partying slackers and veggies

May 26, 2011

Time for another Mail Bag post! However, the mail I’ve been receiving lately has been delightfully positive, so I’m mining the depths of Amazon reviews for solid, negative material to riff on. Haters, you disappoint me! Maybe it’s because it’s spring and it’s hard to be ornery when there are birds chirping and flowers growing. […]

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Parental Approval

May 24, 2011
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up the 101

May 18, 2011

Last fall I drove up the coast while joining Vanessa Davis on a book tour in SF and Portland. I’m finally getting around to drawing the comics I made around that time, here’s one of ’em. Also, an old blog post with photos, because highway 101 is disgustingly dear to me.

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failed ideas for Sky Mall Magazine

May 16, 2011
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old apartment layout

May 15, 2011

I’ve been having trouble sleeping lately and decided that instead of laying in bed and blowing everything out of proportion, I’m going to start doing apartment sketches again. I drew this one this morning, it’s my first apartment in San Francisco circa 2002. It was an illegal in-law unit I shared with three roommates. Once […]

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letters of appeal

May 10, 2011

No time for new comics this morning, I’ve been traveling and now I have to sort through junk mail for hot dealz and stare out the window and feel funny. More on TCAF later, but for now, these appeals to various facets of culture: Dear Hollywood, I, along with fellow cartoonists Sarah Glidden and Lisa […]

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the Thing

May 3, 2011

  I’m gonna be out of town for awhile, heading to Toronto for TCAF. All of Pizza Island will be there this year, except Domitille. I’ll be tabling next to Sarah Glidden and Lisa Hanawalt (Pigeon Press) so stop on by! Also, if you are Sylvia Guimm, please email me! I got questions for ya.

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before/after

April 30, 2011

I’ve been combing through old comics files this weekend and I found some of the very first comics I drew, which were done in good old fashioned stick figure form. Just through I’d post them to show you the evolution of a comic, from thumbnails to stick figure to the final page to the book […]

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not a happy camper

April 27, 2011

I keep forgetting that I want to start ongoing “mail bag” posts but this delightful gem of hatred reminded me that sometimes readers opinions are just too entertaining to keep to myself. Here are some seething words of abhorrence from a very upset young man and cranky old lady: Dear Julia Wertz, My mother bought […]

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Chicago pt2

April 26, 2011

Laura blew my cover about the faces I make in comics because it’s just not funny to end strips with my cracking up at everything. : We watched clips Milo and Otis, which I remember loving as a kid, but as an adult, all those warm fuzzies were pissed on by the knowledge that it […]

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chicago pt 1

April 24, 2011

Every few years I go to Chicago to eat pastries, gripe about stuff and make comics with Laura Park. This time around we saved a cat, watched some horrifying kids videos and learned about terrible things on the internet while I laid on the couch and complained about my bad back. Sounds fun, no? I’ll […]

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party pooper

April 13, 2011

I’m gonna be at Stumptown this weekend, tabling with Sarah Glidden, come by and say hi! I’ll have some hand drawn panels, a newish mini comic, some prints and books. also, Sarah had an amazing, 21 page exclusive comic up on the Cartoon Movement, go read it!

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handling the news

April 11, 2011

I should preface this comic by noting that last January I was dropped by my publisher. Here’s how/why: A lot of cartoonists, myself included, were picked up by big publishing houses a few years ago when they were told comics were the hot new thing. Then when the books started coming out, they didn’t sell […]

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desks and such

April 7, 2011

A couple of things: 1) related to this site, I’ve added a Q&A page because some folks have questions and I have answers and it’s easier for me to keep track this way and to not accidentally be a jerk and forget to respond to emails. The page basically just says to email questions to […]

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sketchbook pages

April 6, 2011

Some old sketchbook pages from 2009:

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interesting news

April 1, 2011

  (link deleted because people didn’t follow it and it led to a lot of confusion, see the addendum below)   Addendum: Much to my initial delight (and following chagrin) the joke worked better than I expected because a lot of people didn’t click the link, which I deleted because at first I was like “haha […]

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sneak preview

March 31, 2011

here’s a couple panels the book I’m working on about why our parents were right and and all kids who drink the devil’s water turn bad. Incidentally, it also promotes abstinence, as I didn’t get laid in the back of a truck until I was out of high school. Hi mom!

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Memory Lane

March 31, 2011

Sample archives for Fart Party Vol 1 and Vol 2 are up right now, I’ll slowly be adding to the archives over the next few weeks but will continue to do new comics too. We decided to have a joint Pizza Island twitter account so we can report on important, timely news like Dew mouth […]

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mirror, mirror

March 31, 2011

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS NEW SITE IS UNDERGOING CONSTRUCTION. TO READ THE ARCHIVES, PLEASE VISIT FARTPARTY.ORG Thanks to everyone who came out to see Pizza Island read on Saturday! Sorry about our technical blunders, that was our first collective reading and naturally we all waited until the last minute to put it together. We’ll all […]

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daily doodle #1

March 31, 2011
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rebranding

March 31, 2011

comic from 12-04-10 at the Brooklyn Comics and Graphics Festival. The cartoonists in this comic are Karen Sneider, Vanessa Davis and JohnnyRyan. You might recognize this from a sketchy diary comic over on the old site, but I figured it merited redrawing since it’s appropriate to the title change. Also, per some comments and such, […]

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Choice Words About Fashion

March 30, 2011

Read the article/photoshoot at Hearty Magazine

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pitfalls of the internet

March 30, 2011
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Useless Title

March 30, 2011
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hanging out at the laundromat

March 30, 2011

This is a really old comic from years ago when both my brother and I lived in San Francisco and he worked at Brainwash, so I spent an inordinate amount of time hanging out at a laundromat.

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Why I Don’t Wax Political

March 30, 2011
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With the Band

March 30, 2011

I did a the tour poster for AJJ in 2009

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Good Investment

March 30, 2011

Tt bears noting that this comic is a few years old. I’ve uploaded a bunch of old comics all at once from the old site, back when I used to drink my meals.

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waking up before the neighbors

March 30, 2011
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Life Like This

March 30, 2011
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the New America

March 30, 2011

I made this comic after Obama got elected because I’m hopelessly cynical when it comes to politics

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Drinking at the Movies

March 30, 2011

Drinking at the Movies was originally released in 2010 by Three Rivers Press, but was re-released and redesigned in 2015 by Koyama Press. The new edition has a new cover, an eight page, handwritten intro by Janeane Garofalo, a comic about how I met her, and a bunch of city drawings added at the end, with […]

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airport travel sketches

March 30, 2011
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January sketch diary

March 30, 2011

I keep a whole separate sketch book diary of nib pen and inkwash comics but I don’t post them because they lend themselves to long, tediously melancholy prose that aren’t suitable for internet entertainment. Here’s one for your (non) enjoyment!

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I’ve loved you so long

March 30, 2011

This comic originally appeared on fartparty.org and in print in the Fart Party Vol 2, available from Atomic Books

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