So this crazy thing happened this past January. The Children's Book Council, Every Child A Reader, and the Library of Congress appointed me the fifth National Ambassador of Young People's Literature! Every National Ambassador picks a platform. Mine is Reading Without Walls. I want every kid -- every reader, really -- to explore the world through [...]
Melissa McAvoy, librarian at Live Oak School in San Francisco, issued the Reading Without Walls challenge to her school! She made an awesome bulletin board promoting the initiative. You see all those little book-shaped stickers? Every one of them represents a book that was read by one of her students! Here's what Melissa said about the [...]
When I first heard about unboxing videos I thought they sounded so stupid. I checked one out anyway. Forty unboxing videos later, I must admit that I understand the appeal. Decided to make one of my own!
On January 4, the Library of Congress, Every Child A Reader, and the Children's Book Council appointed me the fifth National Ambassador for Young People's Literature. My wife and I flew out to Washington D.C. for a fancy inauguration ceremony. I wore a fancy suit and got a fancy medal. I gave a speech to a [...]
Congratulations to Dan of Pasadena, CA; Lucia of San Jose, CA; and Timothy of Murfreesboro, TN! They each won a signed copy of Superman #44! Periodically, I run giveaways for the folks on my mailing list. Interested in the next one? Sign up for my mailing list below. I'll even give you a free digital comic!
About a month ago, I spoke at the San Jose Public Library's Graphic Novel Contest awards ceremony. Sakura was a sponsor and one of their representatives was there. We got to talking, I told him about my mailing list giveaways, and he graciously offered to donate three pen sets for my September giveaway. Sakura pens are [...]
Congratulations to Leila of Washington, Dawn of Wisconsin, and Elizabeth of Alberta for winning my June giveaway! Each of them will receive a signed copy of all three of my Free Comic Book Day 2015 books: Dark Horse's Avatar: The Last Airbender, DC Comics' Divergence, and the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund book. Periodically, I run [...]
Superman #41, my debut issue, comes out Wednesday, June 24! I'm only handling the script. This art team they've got me working with? Dude. Let me show you our process. It'll give me an excuse to tell you about the artist behind each phase. 1. SCRIPT. This is me. For my first script, I followed the [...]
There's a reason why folks call Superman the Man of Tomorrow. When he was created in the late 1930's, he really did embody that era's ideas about the future. Back then, progress was seen in largely physical terms: our technology would make us stronger, faster, more invulnerable. And that's what Superman was: the world's strongest, fastest, [...]
Folks are sometimes surprised when I tell them that I'm both a cartoonist and a high school computer science teacher, and I think it's because our society puts up a wall between activities it deems "left brain" and those it deems "right brain." Math and science inhabit one world, art and story (and comics) another. But [...]