It’s been a long few weeks. Get your flu vaccines, folks. Wash your hands, cover your mouth with your elbow when you cough, and if you get sick please stay home or wear a mask.

The 3 Pilgrims has been on the back-burner, but I’ll be getting caught up over the next month or so with multiple updates. Thanks for your patience!

A New Year

I’m real bad at updating this site. But it’s a new year, and with that comes new resolutions. Right now I’m working on the first issue of The Impossible Mr. Quix. I’m continuing to update The 3 Pilgrims every weekday (or if I miss a day, I’ll make up for it the next). Looking forward to setting more goals and accomplishing great things in 2018.

Be good.

The Film Nerd 2.0 Guide to Star Wars


I’m happy to announce the release of the book I illustrated, You’re Watching It Wrong: The Film Nerd 2.0 Guide to Star Wars written by one of my favorite film critics, Drew McWeeny.

Film Nerd 2.0 was a regular column by Drew about the experience of showing classic movies to his kids. Now he has compiled all of his Star Wars-related articles. It’s a great read if you’re a Star Wars fan or a parent (and especially if you’re both!). I can almost guarantee it will make you cry at some point.

If you can spare 7 bucks, you’ll get to enjoy some of the best writing on film ever published (and some pretty fun illustrations as a bonus).

Click here to buy the e-book direct from Drew’s website.

My top 10 favorite movies of 2016


The Ones I Missed:
Manchester by the Sea, Moonlight, Hell or High Water, Jackie, Kubo and the Two Strings

The Ones I Liked:
Arrival, The Witch, High-Rise, Knight of Cups, I Am Not A Serial Killer, Popstar, Moana

The Ones I Loved (Top 10):

10 | The Lobster
A twisted, hilarious gut punch of a movie, and a reminder that Colin Farrell is one our greatest living actors.

9 | La La Land
Beautifully dramatizes the idea that it’s not always a straight line from where you are to where you want to be.

Only a master like Spielberg could craft a fart joke sequence as brilliant as the one featured here. Rylance is impeccable.

The Jungle Book
Somehow a Kipling adaptation delivers a powerful, forward-thinking, anti-colonialism message in a year that desperately needed it.

| Green Room
A perfect study in building tension and then releasing it through shocking moments of violence. Stunning subtle performances from everyone.

Hail Caesar!
Come for the fun riffs on classic cinematic styles; stay for the deep-rooted, morally-complex themes about the intersections between business, politics, and Christian faith. It’s kept me thinking all year.

The less you know, the better. The second-best paranoia thriller of the year.

The Invitation
The less you know, the better. The best paranoia thriller of the year.

| Hunt for the Wilderpeople
You can’t help but fall in love with these characters. The funniest movie of the year. Ricky Baker!

It spoke to me on a profound level. Among Scorsese’s finest, which means it’s one of the best movies ever made.