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T. Motley is the author of The Road to Golgonooza, a fake jam comic.

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Tragic Strip: Comic Con Diary

I'm always struck by the contrast between the idealized images and the people who're so heavily invested in them.

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Secrets of Unprofessional Cartooning

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Two Joke Comic

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Two Joke Comic #2

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Plus Seven: The Integer That Made a Manchu Out of "McCoy"

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T. Motley is a comic strip illustrator and "cartooniologist."

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T. Motley is a comic strip illustrator and "cartooniologist."

Graphica Verité

T. Motley is a comic strip illustrator and "cartooniologist."

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T. Motley has these blogs: yourdailydoodle.tumblr.com, yourdailysketch.tumblr.com, cartooniologist.blogspot.com.

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T. Motley is a comic strip illustrator and "cartooniologist."

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T. Motley blogs at cartooniologist.blogspot.com, yourdailydoodle.tumblr.com, & yourdailysketch.tumblr.com.

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Come meet T. Motley at the Grand Comics Festival in Williamsburg June 8 & 9, Bird River Studio, 343 Grand Street (Marcy + Havemeyer) Brooklyn, NY.

Tom's Big Night

T. Motley is a core contributor to Cartozia Tales, a fantasy mapjam comic for all ages: cartozia.com. He blogs at cartooniologist.blogspot.com and yourdailydoodle.tumblr.com

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T. Motley is a core contributor to Cartozia Tales, a fantasy mapjam comic for all ages.

The "Game" of Cat and Mouse

During the summer of the mouse infestation, my roommate's cat got very good at catching mice.

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T. Motley is a core contributor to Cartozia Tales, a fantasy mapjam comic for all ages

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Imagine a country village nestled in a lush river valley, flanked by steeply sloping mountains.

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T. Motley is the 2016 silver medalist in the Society of Illustrators' Short Form Comics competition, winning for a story he contributed to Cartozia Tales.

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T. Motley is the 2016 silver medalist in the Society of Illustrators' Short Form Comics competition, winning for a story he contributed to Cartozia Tales.

We Are Fox!

T. MOTLEY is the 2016 silver medalist in the Society of Illustrators' Short Form Comics competition, winning for a story he contributed to Cartozia Tales, cartozia.com. He blogs at cartooniologist.blogspot.com and yourdailydoodle.tumblr.com

TOM MOTLEY: Tragic Strip

 

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Special Insert: Minxes meet the Maid Dulac

Highlights from the Life of Raymond Roussel #10: Le Procédé

T. Motley is serializing Highlights from the Life of Raymond Roussel in the Brooklyn Rail, helped by a grant from the Spillway Fund, spillwayfund.org. Text translated from the French by Harry Mathews, Trevor Winkfield, Mark Ford, John Harmon, John Ashbery, Mark Polizzotti, Rupert Copeland Cuningham, and Fedra Rodriguez Hinojosa.

The Sleuthing Proctologist

Tom Motley is a cartoonist, illustrator, and educator. His publications include Tragic Strip (a monthly strip in the Brooklyn Rail), The Golden Ass, The One Marvelous Thing, and contributions to the indie anthology Cartozia Tales. He teaches cartooning at the School of Visual Arts and illustration at Pratt.

The Road to Golgonooza

T. Motley is the author of The Road to Golgonooza, a fake jam comic.

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Sit at your table with a plate of grapes. Look at them closely. How deformed they are.

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The insult that made a paranoid psychotic out of "Mac".

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PREMISE for a SCIENCE FICTION EPIC

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Crowded urinal. / Too shy to pee in public, / I feign a nose blow.

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Did You Fart, Mommy?

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Spare change?

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T. Motley is a core contributor to Cartozia Tales, a fantasy mapjam comic for all ages.

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T. Motley is a comic strip illustrator and "cartooniologist."

Hope

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Fiction Krishna, Episode Three: In which Fiction Krisna tries in vain to explain the nature of the imagined universe to Arjoona, his favorite disciple.

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T. Motley is a comic strip illustrator and "cartooniologist."

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T. Motley is a comic strip illustrator and "cartooniologist."

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T. Motley is a comic strip illustrator and "cartooniologist."

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T. Motley invites you to solve Froggy's Problem and submit your answer via tmotley.com. This is a simple logic problem with a clear answer. Let's see how clever you are.

Highlights from the Life of Raymond Roussel #8: Travels

T. Motley is serializing “Highlights from the Life of Raymond Roussel” in the Brooklyn Rail, helped by a grant from the Spillway Fund, spillwayfund.org. Text translated from the French by Harry Mathews, Trevor Winkfield, Mark Ford, John Harmon, John Ashbery, Mark Polizzotti, and Rupert Copeland Cuningham.

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Tom Motley is a cartoonist, illustrator, and educator. His publications include Tragic Strip (a monthly strip in the Brooklyn Rail), The Golden Ass, The One Marvelous Thing, and contributions to the indie anthology Cartozia Tales. He teaches cartooning at the School of Visual Arts and illustration at Pratt.

The Road to Golgonooza

T. Motley is the author of The Road to Golgonooza, a fake jam comic.

The Road to Golgonooza

T. Motley is the author of The Road to Golgonooza, a fake jam comic.

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That Mac Insulted A "Made Man." Far Out.

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Try Our Big Ass Burrito

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Hare Krsmas.

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The eminent behaviorist, Dr. Lubitsch Gordbergner.

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The Insult that Made a Man out of "Macbeth"

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The continuation that made a Tijuana bible out of the insult man that made a man out of "Mac."

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Without ever guessing why, Victor developed a fetish for girl giraffes.

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Once upon a page...

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T. Motley is a core contributor to Cartozia Tales, a fantasy mapjam comic for all ages.

Highlights from the Life of Raymond Roussel #1: a thousand flaming pen-nibs

T. Motley is serializing “Highlights from the Life of Raymond Roussel” in the Brooklyn Rail, helped by a grant from the Spillway Fund, spillwayfund.org

Highlights from the Life of Raymond Roussel #3: Prospecting

T. Motley is serializing "Highlights from the Life of Raymond Roussel" in the Brooklyn Rail, helped by a grant from the Spillway Fund, spillwayfund.org Text translated from the French by Mark Ford and John Harmon.

Highlights from the Life of Raymond Roussel #5: Locus

T. Motley is serializing "Highlights from the Life of Raymond Roussel" in the Brooklyn Rail, helped by a grant from the Spillway Fund, spillwayfund.org Text translated from the French by Mark Ford, John Harmon, John Ashbery, and Mark Polizzotti.

Highlights from the Life of Raymond Roussel #9: Bliss

T. Motley is serializing “Highlights from the Life of Raymond Roussel” in the Brooklyn Rail, helped by a grant from the Spillway Fund, spillwayfund.org. Text translated from the French by Harry Mathews, Trevor Winkfield, Mark Ford, John Harmon, John Ashbery, Mark Polizzotti, and Rupert Copeland Cuningham.

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"Sing Song from the Portugese"

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The Maid That, Insulted, Outed "MAC"

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On the Passage from Insult to Injury that At Last Made a Mockery, a Stooge, of Man and Brought Out the Dregs of Society--the "Mac" Syndrome.

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we are waiting, waiting to go, waiting for the white man

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T. Motley is a comic strip illustrator and "cartooniologist."

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As news of fiction Krishna's miracles spreads through the comics section, a gathering of disciples abandon their strips to attend his lectures.

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T. Motley blogs at cartooniologist.blogspot.com, yourdailydoodle.tumblr.com, & yourdailysketch.tumblr.com.

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T. Motley is a core contributor to Cartozia Tales, a fantasy mapjam comic for all ages, which was just funded on Kickstarter, guaranteeing 10 issues.

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T. Motley is the 2016 silver medalist in the Society of Illustrators' Short Form Comics competition, winning for a story he contributed to Cartozia Tales.

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T. MOTLEY is the 2016 silver medalist in the Society of Illustrators' Short Form Comics competition, winning for a story he contributed to Cartozia Tales.

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T. Motley is the 2016 silver medalist in the Society of Illustrators' Short Form Comics competition, winning for a story he contributed to Cartozia Tales.

Highlights from the Life of Raymond Roussel #6: Solus

T. Motley is serializing "Highlights from the Life of Raymond Roussel" in the Brooklyn Rail, helped by a grant from the Spillway Fund, spillwayfund.org Text translated from the French by Mark Ford, John Harmon, John Ashbery, Mark Polizzotti, and Rupert Copeland Cuningham.

Highlights from the Life of Raymond Roussel #7: Vaudeville

T. Motley is serializing “Highlights from the Life of Raymond Roussel” in the Brooklyn Rail, helped by a grant from the Spillway Fund, spillwayfund.org. Text translated from the French by Harry Mathews, Trevor Winkfield, Mark Ford, John Harmon, John Ashbery, Mark Polizzotti, and Rupert Copeland Cuningham.

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coming soon to this space: rip-roaring, white-knuckle, post modern adventures with the META-RAIDERS: Disproportionate Man, Cubist Girl, Doc Dynamism and Composite Lass. And introducing...Frame Boy.

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Fiction Krishna, episode 5, in which Fiction Krishna address YOU, the reader.

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T. Motley is a comic strip illustrator and "cartooniologist."

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T. Motley has these blogs: yourdailydoodle.tumblr.com, yourdailysketch.tumblr.com, cartooniologist.blogspot.com.

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T. Motley is a comic strip illustrator and "cartooniologist."

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T. Motley is the 2016 silver medalist in the Society of Illustrators' Short Form Comics competition, winning for a story he contributed to Cartozia Tales.

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T. Motley is the 2016 silver medalist in the Society of Illustrators' Short Form Comics competition, winning for a story he contributed to Cartozia Tales.

Highlights from the Life of Raymond Roussel #11: The Punchline

T. Motley is serializing Highlights from the Life of Raymond Roussel in the Brooklyn Rail, helped by a grant from the Spillway Fund, spillwayfund.org. Text translated from the French by Harry Mathews, Trevor Winkfield, Mark Ford, John Harmon, John Ashbery, Mark Polizzotti, Rupert Copeland Cuningham, and Fedra Rodriguez Hinojosa.

The Road to Golgonooza

T. Motley is the author of The Road to Golgonooza, a fake jam comic.

The Road to Golgonooza

T. Motley is the author of The Road to Golgonooza, a fake jam comic.

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The Inspiration That Made a Sculpture Garden Out of "The Insult That Made a Man Out of 'Mac'."

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Fiction Krishna, episode four, in which Fiction Krishna meets his maker.

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Once upon a time, a lazy grasshopper watches an industrious one gathering food for the winter.

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T. Motley blogs at yourdailydoodle.tumblr.com, yourdailysketch.tumblr.com, & cartooniologist.blogspot.com.

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T. Motley is a core contributor to Cartozia Tales, a fantasy mapjam comic for all ages: cartozia.com. He blogs at cartooniologist.blogspot.com and yourdailydoodle.tumblr.com

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T. Motley is a core contributor to Cartozia Tales, a fantasy mapjam comic for all ages.

Comic Strip Beginning with a Line from “A Poem Beginning with a Line by Pindar” by Robert Duncan

Words shed like tears from a plenitude of poems time stores.

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T. Motley is a core contributor to Cartozia Tales, a fantasy mapjam comic for all ages.

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T. Motley is a core contributor to Cartozia Tales, a fantasy mapjam comic for all ages.

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T. Motley is a core contributor to Cartozia Tales, a fantasy mapjam comic for all ages.

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T. Motley is a core contributor to Cartozia Tales, a fantasy mapjam comic for all ages.

Guy

T. Motley is the 2016 silver medalist in the Society of Illustrators' Short Form Comics competition, winning for a story he contributed to Cartozia Tales.

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T. Motley is the 2016 silver medalist in the Society of Illustrators' Short Form Comics competition, winning for a story he contributed to Cartozia Tales.

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T. Motley is the 2016 silver medalist in the Society of Illustrators' Short Form Comics competition, winning for a story he contributed to Cartozia Tales.

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Shit just got real.

As the World Burns

Tom Motley is a cartoonist, illustrator, and educator. His publications include Tragic Strip (a monthly strip in the Brooklyn Rail), The Golden Ass, The One Marvelous Thing, and contributions to the indie anthology Cartozia Tales. He teaches cartooning at the School of Visual Arts and illustration at Pratt.

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T. Motley is a core contributor to Cartozia Tales, a fantasy mapjam comic for all ages.

Highlights from the Life of Raymond Roussel #4: Afrique

T. Motley is serializing "Highlights from the Life of Raymond Roussel" in the Brooklyn Rail, helped by a grant from the Spillway Fund, spillwayfund.org Text translated from the French by Mark Ford, John Harmon, John Ashbery, and Mark Polizzotti.

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T. Motley is a comic strip illustrator and "cartooniologist."

Optical Allusions

T. Motley is a core contributor to Cartozia Tales,, a fantasy mapjam comic for all ages. Buzz Buzzizyk, a k a Maximum Traffic, has been a key figure in minicomic publishing since the 1980s. He publishes the White Buffalo Gazette out of Butler, PA.

Aline the Alien

Our story: Aline the alien and her sidekick, Kik, are paying a visit to their creator.

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T. Motley is the 2016 silver medalist in the Society of Illustrators' Short Form Comics competition, winning for a story he contributed to Cartozia Tales.

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T. Motley is a core contributor to Cartozia Tales, a fantasy mapjam comic for all ages.

Highlights from the Life of Raymond Roussel #2: Doublure

T. Motley is serializing "Highlights from the Life of Raymond Roussel" in the Brooklyn Rail, helped by a grant from the Spillway Fund, spillwayfund.org Text translated from the French by Mark Ford and John Harmon.

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Tom Motley's Continuing Ed cartooning courses are enrolling right now at the School of Visual Arts.

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