Non-fiction Comics

These short comics range from personal stories to historical explainers to graphic journalism.

While I've worked with many wonderful orgs on non-fiction comics, I am particularly grateful to The Nib for including me in their wonderful publications.

Who’s the star of a family’s story, and who’s a supporting player?

An autobio comic about my family.

(Originally published in Oregon Humanities magazine, in partnership with The Nib)

The first hand account of Guantanamo Bay detainee Mansoor Adayfi, and how his friendships with animals helped him retain his humanity.

(Originally published in The Nib Magazine and later as part of Sarah Mirk’s book Guantanamo Voices)

In 2014, a grad student made a joke video about a celestial body coming to destroy Earth, and got way more than he bargained for.

(Originally published on The Nib)

The story of a bitter rivalry between Star Trek fan filmmakers.

(Originally published on Slate)

The story of Carlos, an undocumented dairy worker in Vermont.

(Originally published by the Vermont Folklife Center)

The "frozen conflicts" in Abkkazia, South Ossetia, and Transnistria—countries that, according to the outside world, do not exist.

(Originally published on The Nib)

An "explainer" comic on the Russian President's career, drawn after the 2016 US election.

(Originally published on The Nib)

A bit different than the other non-fiction comics on here, this picture book was drawn by Jim Kettner and I as a kid's introduction to Data Science topics.

(Written and published by YouCubed)

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