Archive for the ‘ Writer Comics ’ Category


Walking and Talking with Dav Pilkey

Just finished a new Walking and Talking comic – this time with my son’s favorite author (other than me, I hope) Dav Pilkey! You may need a bit of familiarity with the Captain Underpants books to get some of the gags, but hopefully it works either way. We talk about the origins of Captain Underpants […]


Walking and Talking with Tim Federle

My newest Walking and Talking comic – with the great Tim Federle – is now up on Betsy’s Bird’s Fuse #8 blog! I’m a huge fan of Tim’s NATE novels, and on a recent car trip I got my whole family into the audio book of BETTER NATE THAN EVER. Tim reads – or really, […]


New Comic / Washington Post

After a pretty long break from the Walking and Talking comics (trying to finish up a first draft of the next book) I’m back to it this month with a new one starring the Deborah Wiles! And in other news, the release date for Most Dangerous inches closer. I just saw this great new review […]


Walking and Talking with Andrew Smith

I’m excited to share the newest edition in my “Walking and Talking series” – the basic idea of the series it to interview authors I meet in my travels, and then draw short comics of our talks. This new one features one of my favorite YA writers, Andrew Smith. I loved hearing about his process, which is as different from […]


Walking and Talking with Laura Vaccaro Seeger

A big thanks to Betsy Bird’s great Fuse #8 Productions blog for posting my newest “Walking and Talking” comic! This one is kind of a change of pace, because it’s with a picture book artist and writer, Laura Vaccaro Seeger. Late last year, Laura and I were both at a conference in Deer Valley, Utah, […]


Walking and Talking with Gene Luen Yang

Just posted a new comic in the Walking and Talking series – an interview with the always-insightful Gene Luen Yang. He’s one of my favorite comics writers/artists, and it was especially fun to put him in a comic of my own. We met up in Boston a couple months back (hey, these comics take me […]


Walking and Talking with Jennifer Holm

I’m happy to say my second comic in the new “Walking and Talking” series went up this week on Elizabeth Bird’s great Fuse #8 website. I’ve got a couple more in the works. Just this past week I was in Utah, and interviewed a writer/artist who has been hugely popular in my house since my […]


More comics on the way

So when I came up with the idea of interviewing writers and turning them into comics, for some reason I thought I’d be able to bang out about one every month. That was completely unrealistic. But I still like the idea, and the good news is I’ve had a chance to talk with two of […]


A book that changed my life

Here’s a comic for today – one I did a while back for Moment Magazine. I was supposed to pick a book that had a great influence on me as a writer, and tell the story. But basically, it turned into a mini-autobiography. 


Walking and Talking with John Corey Whaley

One of the best things about my job is that I get to meet a lot of great children’s and YA authors at events all over the country. So I figured it might be fun to interview some of them, and turn the interviews into short online comics. Kind of a strange idea, I know, […]