If you’re coming here from Comic-Con International San Diego, welcome! Solution Squad is an all-ages comic that teaches math. If you attended one of my panels, you already know this, so let’s get started! You’re already in the right place for free webcomics. We are currently finishing the second Solution Squad story, “The Trouble with […]


  Posting has been light here in the past year or so, but we promise you, it’s all going to be worth the wait. Here’s the lineup of talent behind Solution Squad: Primer. The whole book is written, and more than half of the artwork is now done. When the book is complete, we will […]

Reading With Pictures: Comics That Make Kids Smarter

Formerly known as The Graphic Textbook, Reading With Pictures: Comics That Make Kids Smarter is a 184-page anthology of educational comics from science, social studies, language arts, and math for grades 3-6. It features comic stories by Katie Cook, Mike and Janet Lee, Chris Giarusso, Fred Van Lente and Ryan Dunlavey, Trevor Mueller, Russell Lissau, […]


On February 21, we were informed that Jim had won a Lilly Endowment Teacher Creativity Fellowship! What this means is that he will receive $10,000 in technology and time that will allow him to create a Solution Squad story that will be made available for free for digital viewing. The story will have enhanced web […]

AMP! Comics for Kids to publish Reading With Pictures: The Graphic Textbook, including Solution Squad!

We’re excited to announce that all 24 pages of the main story in Solution Squad #1 will be reprinted in Reading With Pictures: The Graphic Textbook! From the Reading With Pictures Kickstarter Page: “Andrews McMeel Publishing (AMP) has entered an agreement to publish READING WITH PICTURES: THE GRAPHIC TEXTBOOK, an educational graphic anthology produced by […]


Rose and I exhibited at the Chicago Comics and Entertainment Expo (C2E2) last weekend, and what a rewarding experience it was! Almost as soon as we were set up, I was scheduled to participate in a panel. So, off I went, and as soon as the preceding panel broke up, I ran into Mark Waid, […]

Solution Squad #1: A User’s Guide, Part 1

So, you’ve purchased and read a copy of Solution Squad #1 (either physically or digitally) and you’re not sure how to use it. Fair enough. Let’s start with the most obvious use: Teaching kids about prime numbers! Prime numbers are the DNA of numbers, if you will. The Fundamental Theorem of Arithmetic tells us that […]