I’ve been publishing new editions of my work under the Second House imprint since 2015.
The Goldfish & Bob
My first long book, completed in 2001 and originally published by Top Shelf’s online “dot comix.” In 2015 Second House launched with this new edition.
"Todd Webb's cartoons are not only a breath of fresh air, but a ray of hope. The Goldfish & Bob is one of the sweetest stories comics has to offer."
— Jimmy Gownley, author of Amelia Rules! and The Dumbest Idea Ever!
Tuesday Brooks has had a bad day. What could possibly cheer her up? An adventure with Mann, the man in the moon!
drawn in 2007
"Tuesday Moon is charming, thoughtful, and full of the best kind of whimsy."
— Raina Telgemeier, author of Smile, Drama, and Sisters
"A perfect mix of bedtime stories and comics."
— Dave Roman, author of Astronaut Academy
An experimental series originally made for Comics Workbook. I use chance operations (I flip coins and ask ‘yes’ or ‘no’ questions) to compose the individual elements (words, pictures, colors, etc) of each strip.
Chance Operations was included in the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art’s “New Waves, 2018” exhibit curated by Cay Sophie Rabinowitz
"Conceptually focused and stunningly drawn, Chance Operations is a radical and beautiful experiment you can't stop looking at…”
“…After reading one sees connections, narratives, and beauty everywhere - this work helps me see the world as comics and makes me want to draw."
— Warren Craghead, author of How to be Everywhere and Trump Trump
Valentine: A Cautionary Tale
A collection of short and snotty comics from 2005 about a love-blinded boy and the girl who wants nothing to do with him. Comedy!
"A gem - Valentine juxtaposes hilariously dark little episodes with deceptively cutesy drawings and would make a great gift for a cynical friend who has recently gotten his or her heart stomped on."
— Punk Planet
A collection of silly comic strips about a stand of talking trees originally drawn for Nickelodeon Magazine.
Several of these comics were later adapted into animation and used as bumpers for Bento Box Entertainment (makers of Bob’s Burgers)
"The Woodlands is a hilarious look at the secret life of plants (and some rocks and acorns)."
— Craig Bartlett, creator of Hey, Arnold!
"Any Todd Webb comic is like a walk in the woods on a crisp, sunny day, but The Woodlands takes it to a whole new level. These are some charming comics!"
— Chris Duffy, comics editor at large (Spongebob Comics)
Slow Down: a minimalist coloring book
Do you love the idea of coloring as a way to reduce stress, but find it stressful to color in the hyper-detailed adult coloring books that proliferate bookshops lately?
SLOW DOWN is the book for you!
Color everything and color nothing on your path to mindfulness with this playful coloring book packed with just enough to keep you entertained in the present moment.
Simple minimal illustrations sprinkled with easy suggestions for changing the way you see the world make Slow Down a fun and charming way to pass the time with a box of crayons.
“Full of questions but no answers and therefore very dangerous and subversive… you need one.“
— Vittorio Colaizzi, author of Robert Ryman, Phaidon 2017
The Continuing Adventures of Katherine Mansfield
A collection of comic strips based on the diaries of New Zealand’s most internationally famous literary export: Katherine Mansfield.
Follow Katherine as she struggles to keep her creative fires burning while combating the ceaseless onslaught of the everyday. It’s funny and sad.
"What if Katherine Mansfield had drawn a diary comic? Misery, despair, existential angst - all rendered through a charming, poetic, modernist experiment. As Mansfield’s compatriot, this makes my antipodean heart sing.”
— Dylan Horrocks, author of Hicksville and Sam Zabel and the Magic Pen
Long Pond Road
Long Pond Road - my new ongoing anthology series that serves as a home for all manner of material.
This first installment kicks off with 142 pages of comics spanning the last decade or so: there’s autobiographical strips, never-before-seen sketchbook material, comics about artists like Georgia O’Keeffe and Ray Johnson, or authors and poets like Henry David Thoreau and Allen Ginsberg, PLUS “The Adventures of Danny & Mike,“ mummies and robots, 60 pages of “Reading War & Peace,“ and MORE!
“Todd Webb’s comics are less about chronicling life’s events than expressing an unabashed love of living, good medicine for anyone in a bit of a funk.“
— Jefrey Brown, author of Darth Vader and Son
“Todd Webb talks to animals, makes magic out of the minimal, and is the conduit for a fun-loving robot and an adorably innocent mummy. To follow their adventures is like coming into work and realizing there’s cake because it’s someone’s birthday: it’s just that sweet!”
— Liz Prince, author of Tomboy