Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Portland River Loop Comic

Made for CityLab's "Your Maps of Life Under Lockdown." How has your relationship with your neighborhood changed? Well, I can intimately describe the minutiae of this four-mile river loop.

Monday, March 19, 2018

Magazine Time

Here are a bunch of articles I wrote:

Stef Chura's New Record Messes - A California Surf-Rock Update on ’90s Feminist Grunge

The IPRC Needs A New Location—and A New Executive Director

The Body Horror of Illness, Poverty, and Time - I Should Have Listened to Anne Elizabeth Moore

Wonder Woman Is a Thrilling Start - Now Bring on the Sequels

Valerian Is the Fifth Element Follow-Up You've Been Waiting For - Luc Besson’s Latest Is a Surreal Delight

Nicole Georges’ Dog Star - Fetch Is For Anyone Who’s Ever Really Loved A Dog

Stumptown Improv 2017:
The Stumptown Improv Fest’s Triumphant Return
Stumptown Improv Festival, Day 2: Curious Comedy, the Right Now, and HVAC Snakes!
Stumptown Improv Festival, Day 3: Big Bang, Border Disputes, and Introducing the Imports

Treat Yourself with Girls Gone Mild - Presenting The Siren’s New Brunch Comedy Show

In This Corner of the World Is a Cute Movie About Hiroshima - The Latest Animated Film from Sunao Katabuchi

My Pretty Vampire’s Cartoonish Violence - Katie Skelly’s Love Letter to ’70s Woman-Centric Vampire Cinema

Carmen Maria Machado’s Writing Lit Me on Fire - Couple Fights, Fucking, and SVU in Her Body and Other Parties

The Hip-Hop Fairy Tale of Patti Cake$ - The Bling Was in Her Heart All Along!

In Sleeping Beauties, It’s Ladies’ Night! - Here Comes Stephen King and Owen King’s Father-Son Magical Feminist

Halloween Theater! Spooky! Scary! - Nesting: Vacancy Makes For a Frightening Binge-Watch

Hello, Christopher Sobbin’ - Goodbye Christopher Robin Is Stylish and Sad

Gentrification, Evil Pugs, and More at the Northwest Filmmakers’ Festival - The Well-Curated Fest Enters Its 44th Year

We Saw Louis C.K.’s I Love You, Daddy. You Aren’t Missing Much - A Review of Louis C.K.’s New, Unreleased Movie

Tori Amos Is Still Banging on Her Piano - With Native Invader, the Singer/Songwriter Interweaves Politics and Mythology

Live Review - Tori Amos at Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, Wed Nov 22

Bloody Beautiful - The Guts, Gore, and Ill-Advised Surgeries at the PDXtreme Fest

John Mulaney: Just a Humble Yarn Boy - Long-Form Stand-Up Is What the "Kid Gorgeous" Comedian Does Best

The Mercury's Favorite Movies of 2017: Blade Runner 2049

Short-Form Comics You Will Love - Things of Beauty from Kevin Budnick, Anne Pomel, and More

My Life as a Zucchini Review: FINALLY, a Stop-Motion Animated Movie About Orphans and Sex Jokes!

Colin Winnette’s Gripping Ghost Story of Decaying Civilization - The Job of the Wasp Tackles Orphan Lit, Gothic Mystery, and the Lies We Tell Ourselves

Maze Runner: The Death Cure Review: So Long, Murder-Teens! - It’s the Last Time We’ll See These Sweet, Murdering Teens Alive

Orange Thief Makes the Case for Published Sketchbooks - The Unsettling, Imaginative Illustrations of Sophie Franz

Monday, May 1, 2017

Magazine Time

Comic interview: Director Jordan Vogt-Roberts on Monsters, Vietnam, and Kong: Skull Island

Millennial Tales of Terror: Smooth Exorcist

How to Trick Someone into Letting You Live with Them - Appear to Be a Good Housemate with These Six Simple Secrets

Study Group Mag - The Local Magazine Applies a Critical Lens to the Art Form

Sex, Politics, and Teletubbies - The Portland Queer Film Fest

Comics, Here Is Your Queen - Dame Darcy's The Meat Cake Bible

Lo-Fi Riches - North Portland Unknown Film Fest

The Ambition of Rolling Blackouts - Sarah Glidden Explores Conflicts in the Middle East and Ethics in Comics Journalism

The Magical Whitewash of Doctor Strange - The Cure for Racism? Sorcery!

David Sedaris - In Defense of David Sedaris

Fred Thomas Still Rents  - His New Video for “Voiceover”

Eagle Huntress - The Very First Eagle Huntress!(Sort Of) (Not Really)

Jill Thompson, Jewel of the Comics Industry - With The True Amazon, She Gets Wonder Woman Right (Finally)

The Siren Theater Gets Its First Artist in Residence - North Coast’s Rachel Rosenthal is Here to Teach Hip-Hop Improv

Our RevolutionKeep the Fires Berning in 2017

Drugs, Cults, and Space Suits - The Short Films—and Dark Dreams—of Vu Pham

Emodóvar - Pedro Almodóvar Riffs on Alice Munro With Julieta

Fred Thomas’ ChangerThe Songwriter/Producer’s Latest Centers on Immersive Synth Instrumentals

Monday, November 23, 2015

Illustrated Guide to Growing Your Armpit Hair

From the Portland Mercury's Madonna Issue

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Magazine Time

Here are some articles I wrote in December and January:

Building a Vocabulary - I interviewed performance artist/dancer Allie Hankins about her involvement with the 2015 community project Physical Education.

SoCal Gothic - I reviewed Miranda July's wonderful new book about fighting and ejaculation, The First Bad Man.

Pixie Sticking Points - I interviewed Scott McCloud about his new fiction comic The Sculptor.

I also wrote some film shorts. I like reading film shorts(2) so I'll include them here.

Monday, July 7, 2014


Preparing for a presentation on grapefruits. i made a little imagery for it. Grapefruits will fuck you up.