I was hired by First Look Media’s The Nib to spend the week of the DNC 2016 interviewing protestors around the city. Every day I spent the morning and afternoon in the field, before returning to a makeshift studio to draw my comics up that evening and publish them the following morning. Check out all of my posts here.
As an experienced live scriber and sketch artist, I can translate your conference speeches or meetings into 8′ x 4′ full colour visual treatments in real time. Sketching live on stage or discretely from the audience, I synthesize and capture the key points from speeches and render them in an eye-catching, accessible way that will resonate with audiences long after the event is over. I can also produce more intimate sketchbook summaries: here’s what I produced over the course of the two day Experience Engagement Conference in Portland, Oregon in October 2015.
Above is a selection of recent live scribing sessions from work at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, as well as from conferences in Washington DC, New York and Berlin. For more live sketches direct from my sketchbook, click here or visit my Instagram (click on the thumbnail on the left sidebar).
Piece for Presente.org on the historical ties between human rights abuses across latin america and the School of the Americas training facility (now renamed “Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation”) in Fort Benning, GA. Click here to read the full comic.
Piece for Common Dreams on the true story of the Chagos islanders who were forcibly expelled from their homes in Diego Garcia by the US and UK governments in the 1970s to make way for one of the world’s largest military bases.
A comic from the vault (2010!) for Religion Dispatches, covering our collective obsession with the end of days and the real-life religious zealots who out-crazy anything Hollywood producers can come up with.
A focus on human trafficking from Mexico to the United States, told by a survivor who was trafficked into sexual slavery. Published as a full broadsheet page by the San Francisco Public Press. Read the whole piece here.
A three-part series of interactive comics for Truthout (part 1 ; part 2 ; part 3) that covered the respective historical (Milton Friedman’s involvement), political (taking post-Katrina New Orleans as a case study) and economic (contrasting the US with Finland) contexts of the education reform movement in the United States. Written in collaboration with the wonderful Adam Bessie.
Serialized in three parts (Part 1 ; Part 2 ; Part 3) by Alternet and the Huffington Post, and now translated into several languages, I chronicled the 2009 Honduran Coup using comics published online in real time as events unfolded. The piece was picked up by media outlets in Brazil, Sweden, Denmark, Greece, India, the US and UK among others.
Graphic journalism piece for Vice magazine on the exploitation of child labour in Kathmandu’s sari factories, as well as young girls trafficked into the massage parlour brothels in the capital’s Thamel district. Read the whole comic here.
Published by Fusion in the wake of Freddie Grey’s death at the hands of Baltimore Police Officers. Read the whole piece here. Live sketched interviews from the streets of Baltimore, talking to residents about life in the city and their relationship with local law enforcement.
A comic on “pinkwashing” – the commodification of disease (specifically breast cancer) awareness-raising, through the aggressive marketing of goods whose branding is more focused on the health of their profit margins, not the health of those affected. Written in collaboration with Adam Bessie, himself a cancer survivor. Read the whole piece here.
Live sketched interviews with members of the Ferguson, Missouri community in the wake of the fatal shooting of Michael Brown on August 9, 2014. Published by The Nib on Medium. Read the whole piece here.