School Visits


Public Art






Visiting author at Shanghai American School October 2014

Speaker at Education Symposium, ICON8 Illustration Conference July 2014

“From Art Making to Art Thinking: New Paradigms for Illustration Education”

Outbreak April 2014 presentation at Kuwait University Medical Students Association

Lecture and workshop at American University of Kuwait, April 2014


Visiting author at Copenhagen International School, November 2013

Visiting author at the American-British Academy of Oman and the British School of Muscat and The American International School of Muscat, October 2013

Featured speaker at American University of Kuwait

Featured speaker at Northeastern University and The School of the the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, February 2013. See the video here.

Outbreak January 2013 presentation at the AWARE Center,

Illustrated Sandra Fiannaca’s Kindle story The Princess and the Butterfly


Featured speaker at the International School Librarians Conference, Doha, Qatar. Visiting author at the American School of Doha and Qatar Academy.

Illustrated Gene and Iris Rotberg’s Quinn’s Journey to See the Samurai winner of the 2013 Purple Dragonfly award for best illustrations

The Genius of Islam presentation October 2012 at the AWARE Center, Kuwait. See the video!

The Genius of Islam April 2012 presentation at the AWARE Center, Kuwait

The Genius of islam named to 2012 Notable Book master list of the Children’s Book Council and National Council for Social Studies

The Genius of Islam wins Middle East Research Council’s top non-fiction award for 2011

The Genius of Islam selected for Booklist’s top ten religion books of 2011

The Genius of Islam on the November cover of Booklist

European school visits 2011-2012. Tour photos.


Featured author at the Islamic Society of North America convention

Downtown Express reviews my presentation at Park51 Community Center

Denver Post interview in the wake of the death of Osama bin Laden

New venues added to The Genius of Islam book tour

The Genius of Islam published by Knopf.

Outbreak opens at the Port Angeles Fine Art Center.

King County Courthouse window treatments installed.

Outbreak opens at National Museum of Health and Medicine.

National Museum of Health and Medicine lecture video.

Beaverton City Library mural addition installed.

Beaverton City Library mural dedicated.

Sold! is published in Korean.


China Fantasy Art public art article.

Review of my visit to Village Books in Bellingham, Washington.

Images from my CDC Outbreak exhibit

Speech at Colorado Public Health Summit. Plagues and the Emergence of Public Health. podcast

Outbreak exhibit review in Burn Away. “Outbreak at the CDC!”

Outbreak Exhibit review in Creative Loafing. “The CDC contains an Outbreak of Cultural Curiosities.”

East Bay Express interview, “Pigmentation Station.”

Darun publishes Korean edition of Outbreak

Gimmyoung publishes Korean edition of Dangerous Planet

China Fantasy Art profile

“Kid Tested, Parent Approved.” Healthcare Design feature

“Inspired by the Sound.” Healthcare Design feature.

BBC online article The Poetry of Bodily Functions.