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February 4, 2021 — Hi, I’ve been focusing on book design and illustration recently. Check out my work at!

February 14, 2017 — It’s been quiet here, huh? Well, with Multiplex ending in the next couple of months, I’ll be moving on to new ideas—one of which is a non-fiction project that will appeal to Stripped Books readers.

June 3, 2006 Sequential Tart has just put up their June issue, which includes a fun interview with me about Stripped Books, although it touches on Multiplex a tiny bit, as well.

April 27, 2006 “Stripped Books: A Comics Panel,” pages 13 & 14 added.
      That’s all (for now), folks! With the conclusion of “A Comics Panel,” Stripped Books is going on a bit of a hiatus so I can concentrate on Multiplex for a while. A longer one than there usually is between Stripped Books updates, I mean. Rest assured, though, Stripped Books will return in some form. I love doing non-fiction comics too much not to. ’Til then, thanks for reading.

April 13, 2006 “Stripped Books: A Comics Panel,” page 12 added. Because of the Easter holiday (and me leaving town over it), there won’t be an update next week. However, pages 13 and 14 will follow in two weeks two weeks and a day (sorry), concluding this installment of Stripped Books.

April 6, 2006 “Stripped Books: A Comics Panel,” page 11 added.
      “Stripped Books: A Comics Panel,” page 11, has been added to the site. On page 11, the tables are turned on Ivan Brunetti, as Chris Ware points out Brunetti’s own recent style change (which can be found in the superlative Schizo #4).

March 30, 2006 “Stripped Books: A Comics Panel, Part Three” begins.
     I apologize about the delays with Stripped Books, but Multiplex and my day job have been a bit more time consuming than they had been previously. If you’re a Multiplex fan, you’ll know that I haven’t missed a deadline for that strip, and hopefully you’ll understand. If you’re not a Multiplex fan, then, well, you won’t. In any case, there is a bit of a change of plans — “Stripped Books: A Comics Panel, Part Three” will be serialized now, starting today. Page 10 picks up exactly where we left off before, with Chris Ware responding to the question of style that Ivan Brunetti posed in Part Two. Page 11 will be posted next Thursday, April 6.

January 26, 2006“A Comics Panel, Part Two” added.
     In Part Two of “Stripped Books: A Comics Panel,” Chris Ware and Seth talk about how they attack the blank page, and Ivan Brunetti brings up the question of “style.” Part Three will be added in about a month.

December 5, 2005“A Comics Panel, Part One” added.
     In the first of a three-part Stripped Books, Ivan Brunetti (Schizo) guides Chris Ware (Jimmy Corrigan, the Smartest Kid on Earth) and Seth (Palookaville) through their thoughts about deadlines and what their typical work day is like. Part two will follow in about a month.

September 5, 2005 Harry Potter and the 57th St. Books Release Party” added.
      At long last, the first Stripped Books exclusive to the new site is up — and that means, despite being up since July, is officially launched! Read the full press release here.
       The new installment, covering the Chicago-based 57th St. BooksHarry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince release party, is six pages long and sports a painted cover by the lovely and talented Libby VanderPloeg.

July 7, is (unofficially) launched! Formerly a popular, semi-regular feature for the now defunct book website, Bookslut, Stripped Books can now be found at its new home... right here!
also houses many of my other cartoons and comics, some previously published elsewhere, others exclusive to this site. Enjoy!

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