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


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.

Cartoon Network Studios Has Some New Ideas for Getting New IdeasVulture
Publishers Weekly at 150: Anatomy of a Magazine, 1872-2022Publishers Weekly
Ada Limón and the Poetry of RebellionPublishers Weekly
The Best Animation of 2021Vulture
Publishers Weekly‘s Person of the Year 2020: The Book Business WorkerPublishers Weekly
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
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


The Next Picture Show: discussing the idiosyncratic—and just plain weird—Rankin/Bass animated feature The Last Unicorn.
The Next Picture Show: discussing Raya and the Last Dragon, in which Disney Animation sends its latest heroine on an epic quest—sans the songs this time.
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


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