Welcome to my love of graphic novels.

I never read comics growing up. The term “graphic novel” didn’t exist for me in the 1990’s. Instead, I read cartoons – the Sunday Funnies. Perhaps no other author and illustrator impacted me more as a young adult than Bill Watterson with his comic strip Calvin and Hobbes. I have him to thank for motivating me to decide to merge my love of writing and drawing into a life-long passion I hope to always nourish.

I am also thankful for the following comics: The Far Side by Gary Larson, Get Fuzzy by Darby Conley, The Boondocks by Aaron McGruder, Overboard by Chip Dunham, and Non Sequitur by Wiley Miller.

Additionally, I am inspired by the following graphic novels and graphic memoirs: Maus by Art Spiegelman, Fun Home by Alison Bechdel, Onward Towards Our Noble Deaths by Shigeru Mizuki, The Watchmen by Alan Moore, Palestine by Joe Sacco, and Will Eisner’s grand-daddy of graphic novels: A Contract With God.

And finally, I dabble in online comics from time to time such as The Oatmeal, Homestarrunner, and Hyperbole and a Half.

Graphic Novels:

The Adventures of Captain Leatherneck in “Unexpected”

Sequential Art:

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How My Cats Are Like Deployment
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Starbucks had some advice I ignored.
Bourne - kitty litter for all my friends
Kitty litter for all my friends.