A Dark Place

There was no sense in brushing off or any other civilized thing.

A Farmer’s Life: Xiwuqi, Inner Mongolia

For my vacation last summer, I visited the Bateer family in Xiwuqi.

A Numbers Game

We are in his car. “Bell, I’m starving. Want to go for a burger or pizza?” I panic. Pizza. 285 calories per slice. Burgers. Harder to estimate.

A Pot of Red Lentils

I want to remember us this way—sun streaming through the window.

A Small Blip on an Eternal Timeline

I grabbed him by the face and told him life only comes to a person once.

A Vacuum Is a Space Entirely Devoid of Matter

I needed a paycheck a lot more than I needed to be kissed.

All Saints All Souls

This is the day when the saints all go silently to church in France.

All the Girls Are Fat in Heaven

When you are sixteen and sixty-five pounds, you are all shadows.


Underestimate the beauty in the world and spill coffee down your shirt.

Another Decade, Another Mouth

she was sixteen, and swimming. she was seventy-one, and soft.

At the Big Table

Why kill something so mild-mannered, entertaining, and sociable?

Best Advice

My advice is to take advice with a grain of salt.


Border Patrol

We loaded the packs and started down, into the bluing of dusk.


When we’re all together like this it feels like hope is a possibility.


On her wedding day Ellen accidently locked herself inside the pantry.

Bruegel-Hunters in the Snow and Other Poems

I fell asleep wondering to whom the tree might have been writing.


No one tells you what it sounds like out in the streets when bullets clang.

Carp for the Wehrmacht

Papa’s link to that pond was a matter of blood. And the delicious carp.

Cartoon Art Volume 2009-01

Cartoon Art Volume 2009-02

Cartoon Art Volume 2009-11

He’s become insufferable since that MacArthur fellowship.

Cartoon Art Volume 2010-09

Peter Vey

Cartoon Art Volume 2011-06

New cartoons from Lydia Conklin, Rina Piccolo, Zachary Kanin, and more!

Cartoon Art Volume 2011-07

New cartoons from Chris Weyant, Joe Dator, P. C. Vey, and more!

Cartoon Art Volume 2013-01

New cartoons from Glen LeLievre, Liza Donnelly, and more!

Cartoon Art Volume 2013-05

Cartoon Art Volume 2014-03

Mick Stevens

Cartoon Art Volume 2014-06

Mary Lawton

Cartoon Art Volume 2014-08