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  1. The first person to try horseradish

    My first cartoon published with Alta Journal online, a quarterly magazine focusing exclusively on California and the West. What did those ancient gatherers think when they took that first bite of horseradish? This is what I imagine could have happened. See it on Alta’s website here, and check out their other great cartoons while you’re …

    1. Galway Cartoon Festival Exhibition

      One of my cartoons was included in the “At Large” Exhibition which coincided with the Galway Cartoon Festival in Galway, Ireland. The exhibition theme was emerging from Covid restrictions and lockdowns. The festival and art show ran from October 1-9th, 2021. Thanks so much to organizer and curator Allan Cavanagh for including my work! Hopefully …

      1. License my work on CartoonStock!

        I’ve been drawing New Yorker-style (a.k.a. gag cartoons) since 2014, and I’ve been submitting them to that magazine and a bunch of other places since then. Although I still haven’t gotten a Yes from the New Yorker, I’m happy to share that some of my latest cartoons are now available for licensing via CartoonStock! This company is partially …

          1. Neighboring: a community design project

            Introduction Neighboring is a community-building art project led by myself and fellow designer Catherine Oldershaw. The project invites Pittsburghers, both artists and non-artists alike, to create art or artifacts that explore what it means to be a neighbor. Neighboring will culminate in a juried gallery exhibit at Late Space, where select works will be on display …

            1. Urbanity Planet and the Art World

              The twentysomethings of Urbanity Planet find themselves at an art opening that is both down to earth and inflated with meaning. This seven page excerpt is just one of the many adventures in this webcomic series! Read more Urbanity Planet, my webcomic about coming of age on another planet, on Tumblr or Medium! Or, if …

              1. Pittsburgh Civic Visions research

                This semester at Carnegie Mellon I’ve been fortunate to work with professor Dan Lockton as a research assistant. The project that I am working on is called Pittsburgh Civic Visions, on a team that includes Dan, myself, Ashlesha Dhotey, Nehal Vora,two other design masters candidates and Silvia Mata-Marin, a PhD candidate. The intent of this research …

                1. Grocery Interaction Prototype

                  I worked to improve an interaction taking place in the context of the grocery store checkout lane. Seeking to create better visibility for customers who bring their own reuseable bags to the store, I innovated a solution that utilizes the existing wand that customers use to separate their orders.  My updated wand prototype has a …