In comics project on January 16, 2012 at 1:19 am
Last March, nearly 150 collaborators and I came together to release a series of 10 comics about little-known Oregon histories. Oregon Public Broadcasting hosted a Think Out Loud about the history comics project and the Portland Tribune published a very kind profile of the project.
You can order a box set of the comics online, find them at a bunch of local stores (like Powell’s City of Books and Floating World Comics), or pick up single issues from Multnomah County Library.
Read more about the Oregon History Comics project and see some photos and illustrations here on my comics page.
In book project on January 16, 2012 at 1:00 am
Half of Americans aren’t married—so it’s high time to step back and figure out what’s working and what’s broken about the way we live and love. Sex From Scratch: Rules for Relationships from People Who Make Their Own Rules will be a book of smart relationship advice from people who’ve spent their lives learning the ins-and-outs of queer, feminist, and nonmongamous relationships the hard way.
This book will come out in spring of 2014 thanks to Microcosm Publishing. It will be the product of a lot of fun research—I spent three months be traveling around the country interviewing sex and gender writers, as well as just regular people who have articulate insight on building nontraditional relationships. From people who’ve decided to never have children to people who know they’ll never be happy with just one partner, how do you make good decisions without relying on religion or tradition?
Follow along with my book-writing process and interviews at my Sex From Scratch blog.
In writing clips on January 12, 2012 at 1:00 am
First of all, I got the chance to write a thoughtful piece about rodeo for a great magazine, Oregon Humanities. The article, “Rodeo City,” is in their Spectacle issue.
Also, I wrote four comics coming out over the next few months. Exciting! The first is a history comic about the life of Oregon governor Tom McCall. Then on Free Comic Book day, check out a comic I wrote called “Terrible Sex Advice from the 1940s” in Tugboat Press’s anthology Runner Runner. The final two comics are collaborations for Symbolia, a new digital magazine of graphic journalism. They’re very different: One digs into the lives of people in nonmonogamous relationships while the second—due out in June—explores the experiences of female Guantanamo veterans.
In other good news, the book I edited for cartoonist Matt Bors just received a great review in Publisher’s Weekly.