Watch the trailer for my upcoming book
Easy to Learn, Difficult to Master
Hey there. I’m happy to share the trailer for my upcoming graphic, Easy to Learn, Difficult to Master: Pong, Atari, and the Dawn of the Video Game. This is my third graphic novel with illustrator Koren Shadmi. It’s been an amazing experience learning how to adapt longform journalism for comics. I was a typical Marvel/DC fan growing up, but I was obsessed with MAD magazine and, later, underground comics. Technically, my first magazine publication was in MAD, which ran a letter of mine in September 1981 Issue No. 225 when I was 12. I remember telling my grandfather in Minneapolis about it at the time, and how mind-blowing it felt that he could go to his local newsstand and see my name in a magazine. Maybe that’s what gave me the bug to publish again.
Easy to Learn, Difficult to Master comes out September 13, but you can pre-order it now. For those of you in the Brooklyn area, Koren and I will be signing books and apparently playing Pong for free giveaways at the Twenty Sided Store on September 17, at 12:30 p.m.