Short Non-Fiction Comics

Aside my work in memoir, I have a passion for history and social issues:

Colonial Comics

Wrote and illustrated “The Missing Cheese” for Colonial Comics: New England 1620–1750. It explores courtship, marriage, and how they influenced women’s entrepreneurial aspirations in Colonial America. Fulcrum Publishing, October 2014.

Also wrote “A Lonely Line” for Colonial Comics: New England 1750-1775, illustrated by Carey Pietsch (The Adventure ZoneLumberjanes, Adventure Time: Marceline Gone Adrift). It offers a glimpse at the life of Molly Ockett, an important historical figure and liaison between the Abenaki and British settlers from the mid-1700s to her death in 1816. January 2017.

Molly Ockett Molly Ockett

Fair Use Comics

Co-created various comics on the history of fair use in the United States with artist Jackie Roche and librarian-lawyer Kyle K. Courtney for Harvard Library’s Office for Scholarly Communication’s Fair Use Week. February 2015, 2016, & 2017. Read them all here.

Bitch magazine

Interviewed Lindy West for a comic I illustrated for Bitch‘s summer 2018 invisibility issue. Read it here.

Drawing Conclusions

Co-wrote and illustrated a graphic resource on an important (and particularly interesting) moment in the Spanish conquest of the Inca: the Dialogue of Cajamarca. This project was made possible by the Lasky-Barajas Dean’s Innovation Fund. 2014-2015 academic year.

Drawing ConclusionsDrawing Conclusions

(Note: the website is now unavailable, but you can read the prototype here!)

Symbolia

Dr. Legnani and I also co-wrote and illustrated “The Civility of Savagery” on shipwrecked conquistador Pedro Serrano for the October 2014 issue of Symbolia magazine, Deep Trouble. (Cover illustration by me, as well.)

Symbolia cover Pedro Serrano 1 Pedro Serrano 2