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: Make Your Own Relationship 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 with Microcosm Publishing. It will be the product of a lot of fun research—I spent three months traveling around the country interviewing sex and gender writers, as well as just regular people who have articulate insights on building nontraditional relationships. 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
Good news, the book I edited for cartoonist Matt Bors just received a great review in Publisher’s Weekly.
I’ve also written a couple big pieces recently. I received a reproductive reporting project grant from the Quixote Foundation to write about the grassroots revolution in teen sex-ed. The final piece, “The Empowerment Cure,” was jointly published by the Portland Mercury and Bitch.
Also, 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. And just for fun, I’ve been making comics about cities for online magazine Nailed. The first one is about the sad, strange land of Tacoma.