Wednesday, August 8, 2012


Between Gears is an autobiographical comic that covers my senior year of college (September 2009 - June 2010), with one comic page for each day.

You can read the entire comic here as it was first published--a free webcomic on Blogger.  If you prefer SmackJeeves' navigation, you can also read the comic there.

Image Comics published a trade paperback collecting the entire comic plus 30 pages of new material in February, 2012. You can buy the book on Amazon, but please consider going to your local comic shop to buy it. You can skip the shipping costs and the wait, and more of your money will go to supporting the comics industry. :)

Yes, there are two printing errors in the book.  I'm very sorry about it.  November 5 is missing, and so is May 11.  Luckily, all of the pages are still available on this blog!  I have seen some clever book mods by people who printed these pages out and folded them into their comics.  If we ever make it to a second printing, you can be sure we'll fix it.

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Thank you to my readers for all of your interest, feedback, and encouragement throughout the two years that I have been drawing Between Gears and posting it here. This has been an extremely enjoyable project, and it's largely thanks to your positive involvement. I hope that I have been able to give you a satisfying comic! I have many more projects planned and in the works, so I hope that you will stick with me in my future ventures. :)

Thank you to everyone who graciously allowed me to use their likenesses in the comic. Your faces are a relief to see and were a relief to draw in a sea of panels of my face. I hope that I remembered our times together properly.


  1. Hi! I've been reading Between Gears for a while and I enjoy it very much! I love your style :)

  2. Thank you! I hope I can keep delivering :D

  3. I read through Between Gears thanks to George Rohac's recommendation. It was amazing, I love your style and this morning Fed Ex delivered Miyazaki's Starting Point. I really look forward to what you have in store for the future.

  4. Congratulations on the completion of Between Gears! Never before have I seen a more eloquently honest comic. I'm keeping my eye out for the hard copy :D
    -Maddoraptor (From Smackjeeves)

  5. Did not know much about this series before but i do recall the name.

    You don't often get much exposure here in India without looking but I like trying and enjoying comics from outside the "mainstream" big-2 world often because most of time you see some of the best comics there.

    Will keep an eye out for sure.

  6. I picked up your book after the cover caught my eye in my LCS. I loved it!

  7. Congratulations!