Kirkus Reviews Likes the Book
Kirkus Reviews has issued the first official review of "After We Kill You, We Will Welcome You Back as Honored Guests: Unembedded in Afghanistan":
AFTER WE KILL YOU, WE WILL... Read more
We Have a Book Cover!
Publishing a book is a long and involved process. My next book, "After We Kill You, We Will Welcome You Back as Honored Guests: Unembedded in Afghanistan," comes out this... Read more
Hi! Just wanted to let you know that the book is scheduled for release on November 26, 2013!
We Have a Book Title
Hi! I just wanted to give you an update on the book. We already had a publisher: the wonderful boutique publishing house Farrar Straus & Giroux. We already have the... Read more
FSG Book Turned In
Hi! Just wanted to give you a situation update report about the book for Farrar Strauss & Giroux. There have been delays, but I have some good news to report:... Read more
FSG Book Scheduled Spring 2013
Hi! Just wanted to let you know what's up with the book.There was a change in personnel at Farrar, Straus and Giroux that caused some delays over there, but now... Read more
Afghanistan Book Publication Schedule
Just an update about the status of the Afghanistan book.
Hill& Wang, a subsidiary of Farrar, Straus & Giroux, is trying to decide whether to release the book in late... Read more
Hi! I wanted to let you know the status of the book project.
The "Afghan Notebook" book for Farrar, Straus & Giroux is moving along nicely. It's going to be... Read more
As my friend and colleague Scott Stantis told me, "There were lots of surprises. That makes it a good trip."
Steven Cloud, Matt Bors and I are back home in... Read more
First Afghan Blog Posted
I am not in Afghanistan yet, but am drawing some introductory cartoon blogs to set the scene. The first one just went up at EurasiaNet.org. You can check there as... Read more
Off to Afghanistan!
The visas have been acquired: Tajikistan, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan and even the much coveted Iranian visa. It was touch and go there for a while: we had to shell out... Read more
Week Three: The Beard
The beard is now entering its third glorious week. The itching has stopped, mostly, and I've just learned about the need to trim the lower mustache to avoid an uncomfortable... Read more
Beard, Week Two
Wherein your humble hirsute narrator presents, for all to see and regale, the result of 14 days of non shaving in preparation for his August trip back to Afghanistan.
We... Read more
Growin' a Beard
The old Taliban stricture that required visitors to Afghanistan to wear a beard at least the length of a fist (whose fist?) is technically no longer valid. In reality, however,... Read more
I'm leaving for Afghanistan the second week of August. I have three goals:
1. Go to Taloqan in Takhar Province, to revisit the place where I spent much of the... Read more
Afghanistan in August
Thank you for your generous support of my project! Thanks to you, I'll be heading back to Afghanistan this summer.
My plan is to go in August. This is a... Read more
With a few hours more than a day to go, more than 200 supporters came through with the $25,000 I was trying to raise through Kickstarter.
At this writing, there... Read more
Three More Days
So close! I'm seriously on pins and needles about this. It's hard to believe the whole $25K won't come through, but at this point it's a 50-50 guess either way.... Read more
Heading Toward the Finish
My plan to return to Afghanistan this summer is halfway there--more than 140 backers have put up 50% of the $25,000 I will need (I'm also going to spend about... Read more
Farrar, Strauss & Giroux To Pubish the Book
If this project is successful and I therefore make it to Afghanistan this summer--probably August--I have reached an agreement with Hill & Wang, a division of the major publishing house... Read more
Excerpt from "Silk Road to Ruin"
And here's an excerpt from "Silk Road to Ruin," about Central Asia (2006).
Excerpt from "To Afghanistan and Back"
Since not everyone has read my previous books about Afghanistan and Central Asia, here is an excerpt from "To Afghanistan and Back" to give you some idea what my comics... Read more
Where Things Stand
The focus of this trip and the journalism resulting from it will be upon the people of Afghanistan, their lives, how things have changed for them (or not) since... Read more