Work

Writing on books, cartoons, and culture writ large. And then some.

Features

The 100 Sequences That Shaped AnimationVulture
The 100 Most Influential Sequences In Animation History
Movies About Life Are Also Movies About Death. Just Ask the Director of The Land Before Time.
10 Tragically, Irretrievably Lost Pieces of Animation History
‘Take Back Our Cartoons’: How What a Cartoon! tapped animation’s past to push the form into a new ’90s golden age.

How to Make an Animaniacs Song That Truly Captures Life in 2020Vulture
Rulers vs. writers: The pre-Trump pre-history of author suppression – The Los Angeles Times
Authors Take Publishing’s Diversity Issues Into Their Own Hands – Publishers Weekly
The unsung genius of Studio Ghibli’s risk-taking realist, Isao Takahata – Polygon
Book Pirates Don’t Think They’re Stealing – MEL Magazine
Before American Dirt, a history of Oprah’s Book Club controversies – The Los Angeles Times
Now That Anime Is Cool, Hollywood Wants to Ruin It With Live-Action Remakes – Thrillist
Wit, Wisdom, and Warnings from a Veteran of the New York Literary World – Literary Hub
For the Country’s Most Promising Teen Poets, Poetry Is Activism – Vulture
Wondering Where Publishing Is Headed? Ask Its Future Leaders. – Publishers Weekly
Outrage over Cartoon Network’s ThunderCats reboot resorted to a strange, old insult: ‘CalArts style’ – Polygon
The New York Times Books Desk Will Make You Read Again– Publishers Weekly
Does Anybody Know What a Bestseller Is? – Publishers Weekly
Late to the Party: Kōbō Abe’s The Woman In the Dunes – Electric Literature
The Addictive Animated Food of Miyazaki Films – Thrillist
Chuck Jones Repudiated Republican Healthcare Quibbles 70 Years Ago – The Dot and Line
John Darnielle Is on a Roll – Publishers Weekly

Poems

To Dust – Yes, Poetry
The Trip We Didn’t Take – Luna Luna
#NotTrump Series: Home – Yes, Poetry
Special Feature: Three Poems – Yes, Poetry

Voice Acting

The Deep Vault: performing the role of Jeremy Thompson and starring in each episode of the podcast – Dead Signals
Archive 81: performing the role of Jacob Lester, appearing in episodes one and three of season one of the podcast, and the role of Rat, starring in each episode of season two of the podcast – Dead Signals