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Nick Offerman builds a canoe

As I was preparing to head off to SPX, I was reading with great admiration about my colleagues’ debut projects. On the Sunday before the show, I put to paper a comic I had long wanted to make.

You may know Nick Offerman as Ron Swanson on the show Parks and Recreation. A storyline on Parks and Rec had Ron building a canoe for a friend. I came to learn that was ripped from the headlines of Mr. Offerman’s life. He taught himself how to build canoes, and has even filmed an instructional canoe-building video.

Inspired by Mr. Offerman’s creativity, I built a foldy comic. If you see me at a convention, you can buy one for a dollar. For those of you who can’t make it, however, I made a little video, simulating the reading experience. It’s almost like being there. Enjoy!


foldy comic is up!

I have arrived.  My brand new foldy comic has now been posted on the official Five-Page Folded Mini-Comic website.  This is only my second foldy comic, but it will not be my last.

Malcolm Gladwell has long been a nemesis of mine.  With his hair reminiscent of a certain foxy jazz singer, his connections to The New Yorker, and his using of cheap English Major tricks, I find him both aggravating and oddly alluring.  There are certainly less talented people who are famous, but I don’t think many of them aspire to be the Humanities’ Carl Sagan.  And so I use my tiny folded pulpit to poke fun at a man who has perhaps achieved a greater fame than his methods deserve.

Read, enjoy, and, if you happen to be Malcolm Gladwell, please don’t sue.

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new foldy comic coming soon

It’s been a while since my last five-page folded minicomic.  Ernesto and Cookie Monster’s special message is still a fan favorite.  I wanted to make another “message” comic but waited until I had something truly important to say.  After all, the foldy comic form should not be desecrated with half-witted ideas or half-baked art.

Lo and behold, an idea came to me.  Malcolm Gladwell, my blogging nemesis, seemed ripe for parody.

For the full comic you’ll have to wait until Kenan, my friend and creator of the foldy comic, posts it on the official Five-Page Folded Mini-Comic website.  Until then, here is a panel to whet the ol’ appetite. gladwell-foldy

Oh, Malcolm Gladwell.  You’re so full of yourself.

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first foldy comic

foldy-comic-front1My friend and sometimes tablemate Kenan created a form called the Foldy Comic. It’s pretty simple: take one 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of paper, fold it five times, and draw on it. Each time you unfold the paper it’s another panel, until you reach the last (full) page.

I created my first foldy comic and Kenan was good enough to include it on his Foldy Comic website. You can read it in digital form right here!

Since they are, in fact, designed to be physical objects that you open and read, I can mail you one. Email me your address and I’ll send one out. I am asking for a donation of $1 to cover the cost of paper and postage. Seems fair, right?

Now I need to think of another one to draw!