Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Monday, September 26, 2011

Take What You Can Carry Release date

March 13th, 2012. (It just showed up on Amazon, which always kind of exciting.) You can preorder HERE or wait for one of the release events.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011


The Everyday Life and Glorious Times of the Situationist International

Join McKenzie Wark and Kevin C. Pyle at ISSUE Project Room in Brooklyn for an event to launch Wark's new book, The Beach Beneath the Street: The Everyday Life and Glorious Times of the Situationist International.

Readings, Q&A, and exclusive projections based on the book's fold-out jacket, Totality for Beginners—a collaborative graphic essay featuring text selected by McKenzie Wark with composition and drawings by Kevin C. Pyle.

Thursday July 7th, 7.30pm

ISSUE Project Room
at the Old American Can Factory
232 3rd Street (at 3rd Avenue), 3rd Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11215

For detailed directions to the Old American Can Factory, visit the ISSUE Project Room website.

Free event, open to all. Books will be on sale.

The Graphic Classroom

This is a great site for teachers interested in using graphic novels in the classroom (and I thought so even BEFORE they reviewed my book.) LINK HERE

Monday, June 13, 2011

Final, FINAL cover.

The fine designers at Henry Holt improved this a bit and here it is. Due out in Winter 2012.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

The Beach Beneath the Street book release

McKenzie Wark presents his new book The Beach Beneath the Street: A Fresh Historyof the Situationist International (Verso, 2011) on Wednesday night, June 8 at 8PM,Spoonbill & Sugartown, Booksellers, 218 Bedford Ave., Brooklyn 11211. Telephone 718-387-7322. Admission is free.

Ken and I collaborated on a comic that is incorporated into the foldout poster/jacket of the book.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Zombie chase

Here are some sketches for a section cut from the next book. I don't want to say too much about the project right now but the context for this comic is that it follows a discussion of why fairy tales have some gruesome elements in them and how that type of material may function positively in a child's development. OR how maybe it's just fun to be scared.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Final Cover for Take What You Can Carry

Still working out the back copy type but the cover is approved!

Monday, April 11, 2011

The Beach Beneath the Street

A few years ago I started collaborating with the scholar McKenzie Wark (Chair of Culture and Media at the New School) on a "graphic essay" about the Situationist International, the European revolutionary art movement. The idea was to "d├ętourn" some the writing (selected by Ken) with comics. One manifestation of our efforts, focusing on the Letterists, is now appearing as a nifty fold out poster on the back of the jacket for Ken's new book, "The Beach Beneath The Street: The Everyday Life and Glorious Times of the Situationist International" published by Verso. I designed the jacket as well, nodding a bit to Ken and my mutual affection for the design of the Zone books of years ago.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Final Cover Sketch

"A Secret Mercy" has now become "Take What You Can Carry" and the cover sketch and design is approved. I like the new title much better. It will hit the stores next winter.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

WW3 30th press

Today is the last day of the Exit show but it is slated to travel. Thanks to the staff at Exit Art and Peter, Seth and Susan for all the hard work putting together the show. Here's a collection of the press:

New York Times

East Village Local


Steve Brodner


New York Going

Freedom Funnies

Six Chix (1st article) (2nd article)



Sunday, January 23, 2011

Performance at Exit Art

I'll be showing slides and speaking at
Exit Art
475 Tenth Ave
New York, NY 10018
Wednesday, January 26, 2011 / 7-9pm
Milk Not Jails
With artist talks by Sabrina Jones and Kevin Pyle
Milk Not Jails is a consumer campaign to mobilize New York residents to support the dairy industry and the long-term sustainability of the rural economy. It advocates for criminal justice and agriculture policy reform to bring about positive economic growth. (LINK)

NYTimes Graphic Radicals Review

Holland Cotter at the New York Times gave the WW3 show at Exit a fine write up. Here's an excerpt: "Best of all, World War 3 Illustrated, like Exit Art, is still alive and well. A new issue, called “The Food Chain,” is out. As always it mixes newcomers and veterans, emphasizes content over style (but has plenty of style), keeps that content accessible and critical, and pays its printers and distributors but no one else.

If it had nothing more than that kind of dedication to recommend it, it would be invaluable. But it has much, much more."

Saturday, January 1, 2011

"A Secret Mercy" to be in color

My next book, "A Secret Mercy," is turned in to Henry Holt for Young Readers. It has two interlocking stories that take place in two different time periods. I'm excited that they decided to go for color so I could use it as a storytelling tool.