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Thursday, September 4th, 2014



DEAR AMANDA, new comic debuting at SPX 2014

Belén is saving up to move to Amsterdam and become a writer, but thankfully this summer won’t be lonely. She starts a bittersweet fling with her coworker Ginette, who is (coincidentally) a great source of inspiration for Belén’s writing.

I wonder what Ginette thinks of that.

48 pages, $5, 8.5″ x 5.5″

I have been nominated for an Ignatz Award in Promising New Talent! Thanks to the jurors for the nomination. Attendees are the voters. So if you come to SPX, September 13 – 14, you can vote! Check out all the other nominees.

I will be at Table W50. I hope to see you at SPX!

Here’s a recent interview I did.

SPX Debuts!

Saturday, September 7th, 2013


My SPX rundown of what’s going on! (I know my incredible tablemates have their own amazing stuff, but I’ll let them talk about it themselves.)

Here’s what I got debuting at SPX TABLE I1:


1) JEREMIAH’S BOOK DEBUT! ‘Jeremiah’ is the foreboding story of a teenager whose struggle with self-discovery may bring on the end of his world. A watercolor and ink graphic novel spanning 160 pages, ‘Jeremiah’ explores the conflict between the physical and the inexplicable, asking questions about faith, adolescence and sexuality.

5″ x 7″, 160 pages, full-color


2) NEW SCREENPRINT featuring a chicken and her friend, with matching mani pedis and eye-rolling attitudes.

5-layer screenprint on gray acid-free card stock, 8.5” by 11”, signed & numbered edition of 70. Comes in a clear poly sleeve with cardboard backing.


3) “WE DEFINE THE LIMITS OF OUR PERSONALITIES TOO NARROWLY. WE CONSIST OF EVERYTHING THE WORLD CONSISTS OF.” 2013 summer travel zine, spanning my time visiting friends along the East Coast and family in Finland and Sweden. This zine is CONVENTION EXCLUSIVE, meaning it’s not available online. The reason for this is because it gets personal. Come and buy one if you want to know some of my secrets. It has writing and comics and observational drawings.

5” by 8.25”, 44 pages, b&w

I’ll also have my other comics and zines, and my other screen prints. It’s probable I won’t have the space to display them, so if you know you want to buy one, you should ask me about it.

Vacation Info

Monday, July 29th, 2013


I’m leaving for a couple weeks! Here is what you need to know:

Jeremiah is updating this week Monday (today!) and Friday (double page!) Then it’s skipping a week, returning the week after with regular posts (MWF).

Then I’ll be in Minneapolis for Autoptic on August 18! I’ll be debuting “Therefore, I Believe That I Want You Immensely,” a collection of poems and drawings by Cory Aaland, Ross Hernandez and me. (Me and Ross have collaborated before…)

I’m also going to be repping the Women Warriors // Lady Knights zine there!! I only have twenty copies, so be sure to come by my table early if you want one!

Okay, keep having the best summer, ya’ll!


Here’s one of the drawings from “Therefore, I Believe That I Want You Immensely”:


New Comic Premieres at CAKE

Sunday, June 9th, 2013

Next weekend is CAKE, the Chicago Alternative Comics Expo, and I’m proud to announce the debut of two works:


“He fought like a little tiger in a trap,” debuting at TCAF in Toronto last month, with Chicago in June being its US debut.

8 pages, 11″ by 17″ newsprint, grayscale

Inspired by the 1940 novel The Heart is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers. This comic takes a look at one’s sense of identity, its expression, and ultimately, the often-inhospitable conditions that tend to stifle it.

Kevin and I each wrote and drew half of the pages, splitting them horizontally. It was fun and emotional to work on this project with him, and I’m very proud of what we’ve achieved together.

It’s available for purchase from me here, as well as from Czap Books here.

Here is my half of the big center spread (click it view bigger):


I’m also debuting Until It Runs Clear, a full-color, 20 page zine that will collect a few gouache paintings, the comic “behind every young girl’s arse…” and the NEW comic “Until It Runs Clear.”:



The rest of the comic may be read on my website here.


The zine will also have “behind every young girl’s arse…” in it, which can be read online HERE.

The zine “Until It Runs Clear” can be PRE-ORDERED on my Storenvy HERE.

Hope to see you in Chicago next weekend!

2013 Shows & Appearances and Drawings

Friday, April 19th, 2013

Toronto Comics Arts Festival (TCAF), May 11 – 12, Table Exhibitor, Toronto, ON (link)

Chicago Alternative Comics Expo (CAKE), Jun 16 – 17, Table Exhibitor, (link)

Autoptic, Aug 18, Table Exhibitor, (link)

Small Press Expo (SPX), Sep 14 – 15, Table Exhibitor, (link)

Buffalo Small Press Book Fair

Thursday, April 4th, 2013

I will be at the Buffalo Small Press Book Fair this weekend! The event is two days, but I’ll only be there on Saturday. Check out their website for more info. (the above is just a drawing and has nothing to do with the show)

A while back I made this poster, you can buy it at my store!

I have a lot on my plate right now, so many emotions running high. This city is funny and I’m still adjusting to the move. I’m excited to share new work, the weird things I’m doing. Some of them are shareable and some of them are just adding spice to the intensity of life. But I have projects, and I’m going to be at TCAF next month, maybe you’ll be there and you can ask me about them.

Website Update and CAKE Chicago this weekend!

Wednesday, June 13th, 2012

Updated my portfolio website,, with tons of work. New books, drawings, comics, and a print.

CAKE, the Chicago Alternative Comics Expo, is this weekend! Come to 1104 S Wabash, on June 16 & 17, 11am-6pm. It’s free and open to the public! I’ll be at Table 73, with all my books and prints:

I’ll also have issues of QUICKIE #4, edited by Rebecca Mock, which is really exciting! I contributed a “spread” to the cause:

Hope to see you there!

Gig Poster, New Zine, and Gallery Photos! (March Is Busy)

Tuesday, March 20th, 2012

This week was a monster!

First on the docket is the new ANDREW JACKSON JIHDAD gig poster that’s now available in the store!

Also ‘SELF-PORTRAITS: FOLIO ONE’ is now available for purchase! This zine is a collection of my self-portrait illustration series, including ‘The Crying Series,’ which is not on the internet.


CHICAGO ZINE FEST was a good time. Thanks so much to everyone who came by the table! Your support is always amazing. I don’t actually have any photos from the event, but thanks everyone. My heart grew a hundred times its original size.

This past Friday was the opening of LONGING FOR HOME: READER’S ART 12 at the Susan Hensel Gallery! My book Going Back was included in the show. Here are some shots from the party:

And final news is that yesterday I was recorded for the LUTEFISK SUSHI PODCAST! It’ll be online April 5th.