Hey friends! I’ve got a great announcement to make about Mal and Chad: Belly Flop! But first, check out this movie I made about the book:

My announcement is this: Belly Flop was named one of the best children’s books of 2012 by Kirkus Reviews! I’m so excited for this book to come out.

Would you like to read a bit of it? Here’s a forty page preview.

Talk soon!


Today while I was skyping with Ms. Robl’s class in Indiana, a student asked me how to draw Mal and Chad. So I decided to make a tutorial!


If you’d like a print resolution copy of this how-to tutorial, I have them available for download as PDFs here:

How to Draw Mal
How to Draw Chad

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Thank you to everyone who signed up! I’m excited to talk with you!


Hey friends!

The skype tours are off to a great start– with over 70 teachers participating! I feel flattered and overwhelmed and excited. Special thanks to Colby Sharp for putting a spotlight on the visits by featuring them on Nerdy Book Club!

I wanted to let teachers out there know I’m closing registration for the skype visits this Monday, October 8th. If you’d like me to visit your classroom, be sure to sign up some time this weekend!


I’m so proud to announce the launch of the Mal and Chad Skype Tours!

Click here to read the full comic!

Here’s the basics– for the next couple months I’m going to attempt to visit as many classrooms across America as I can, teaching kids how to draw comics via skype. Since I draw my comics digitally, I’m going to be able to do live sketches for the kids using skype screenshare! On top of that, I won’t be charging a cent.

This will be a unique opportunity for librarians and teachers alike– if you know any who you think might be interested, please tell them! If you’re a kid, and you’d like me to visit your class, please tell your teacher!

Click here for more details and for the sign up form!