Showing posts with label poetry. Show all posts
Showing posts with label poetry. Show all posts

Wednesday, March 15, 2017


My book on creativity and inspiration will be out soon! You can pre-order it here:

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Wednesday, March 11, 2015

The Secret

This comic was inspired by long walks around my neighborhood and a poem by Denise Levertov.

You can order a print at my new and improved poster shop.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Writing a Poem

You can order a poster of this comic (and all the other comics for National Poetry Month) by following the instructions at my shop.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Unexpected Rain Song

National Poetry Month on Incidental Comics continues with this reimagining of the classic Langston Hughes poem "April Rain Song." I first read this poem in the children's poetry anthology "Sing a Song of Popcorn," which remains one of the most-read books on my bookshelf.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Understanding Poetry

Happy National Poetry Month! This comic was inspired by one of my favorite poems, "The New Poetry Handbook" by Mark Strand. This month on Incidental Comics, I'll be exploring the world of poetry. A place, as Marianne Moore famously said, of  "imaginary gardens with real toads in them."

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

The National Department of Poetry

Imagine a nation controlled by a vast, multibillion-dollar poetry bureaucracy. That's a country I'd like to be a part of.

You can order a poster at my shop.

Monday, April 29, 2013

Day Jobs of the Poets

This comic is factual, but it requires a couple clarifications: Wallace Stevens was an executive at an insurance company, not your average insurance salesman. And there's no evidence that Emily Dickinson liked cats, but her sister Lavinia was cat-obsessed. So Emily must have been forced to cat-sit occasionally.

You can order a poster here.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Warrior Poets

Incidental Comics is now on Tumblr! You can follow me at My plan is to post a brand new comic every Thursday, with some sketchbook outtakes, process posts, and other projects thrown in the mix.

I've been reposting some comics from my archives (like the Roz-Chastian attempt above) on this blog every Monday, but for now these won't appear on my Tumblr. I want to track the progress of my work, rather than looking back at when I had a rougher drawing style and better sense of humor.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Soundtrack for Living

Want to purchase this as a poster? Details here, or email I will include the actual soundtrack in CD-R form. Tracklist still to-be-determined, but it will likely include John Coltrane, Keith Sweat, The Beatles, and The Wu-Tang Clan.