The Diamond


The Diamond. 43 Franklin St. between Calyer and Quay streets in Greenpoint. G train to Greenpoint Ave. (718) 383–5030. Open Mon–Thu, 5 pm–1 am; Fri, 5 pm–2:30 am; Sat, 2 pm–2:30 am; Sun, 2 pm–1 am.

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Ramona. 113 Franklin St. between Kent Street and Greenpoint Avenue in Greenpoint. G train to Greenpoint. (347) 227–8164]. Open Sun–Thu, 5 pm–2 am; Fri, Sat, 5 pm–4 am.

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Congress Bar


Congress Bar. 208 Court St. between Warren and Congress streets in Cobble Hill. F/G train to Bergen. No phone. Open Mon–Fri, 2 pm–4 am; Sat, Sun, noon–4 am.

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Hill Country


Hill Country Barbecue. 345 Adams St. at Willoughby Street in Downtown. A/C/F train to Jay St., or 2/3/4/5 to Borough Hall. (718) 885–4608. Open Sun, Mon, 11:30 am–11 pm; Tue–Thu, 11:30 am–midnight; Fri, Sat, 11:30 am–1 am.

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Jackbar. 143 Havemeyer St. between First and Second streets in Williamsburg. G/L train to Metropolitan/Lorimer, or J/M/Z to Marcy Ave. (no phone]. Open daily, 1 pm–4 am.

Note: all those games were bought around the corner, at the 20-Sided Store.

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Long Island Bar


Long Island Bar. 110 Atlantic Ave., at Henry Street in Cobble Hill. F/G train to Bergen St. (718) 625–8908. Open daily, 5:30 pm–midnight.

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American Cheez


American Cheez. 444 Seventh Ave. at 15th St. in Park Slope. F/G train to Seventh Ave. (347) 725–4665. Open Mon–Fri, 3 pm–4 am; Sat, Sun, noon–4 am.

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Roof @ Whole Foods


For a bar inside of a supermarket, it actually has a decent atmosphere!

The Roof at Whole Foods Market. 214 Third St. at Third Avenue in Gowanus. (718) 907–3622. Open Mon–Fri, 11 am–11 pm; Sat, Sun, 10 am–11 pm.

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Making Manhattans


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2013: The Year of Bill


… that’s pretty much what the last four months have been like.

Back in April I spent about 3 weeks doing nothing but working on a 6-page comic for the Anything That Loves anthology. Then I posted it online in August (after the book was published), and the Internet exploded. It got tens of thousands of views on Tumblr, and was re-posted on Upworthy, the Huffington Post, and The Nib (linking that last one, because those awesome people actually pay me). I was profiled on Buzzfeed, was a guest on a Chicago NPR morning show, and talked to Dan Savage on his podcast (near the end). It was translated into Portugese, and I got a lot of followers in Brazil!

So that’s all been awesome but overwhelming, and I don’t feel like I’ve capitalized on my fame as much as I could. But still – all that puts 2013 solidly in the “WIN” column.

But that’s not all I did this year! I drew 50 pages of Bar Scrawl this year, and about 30 pages of additional comics!


My brain is broken.

Also, I had a solo gallery show at the 20-Sided Store in Williamsburg, where I displayed most of my Dungeons & Dragons art!


I published 4 mini-comics this year (Hot Men of the Monster Manual, Bar Scrawl: Carroll Gardens, Bar Scrawl: Williamsburg, part deux, and a mini version of Orientation Police (they’re all in the store). I only exhibited at 2 conventions (MoCCA – where I was a panelist for the first time!) and Locust Moon Comics Fest in Philly, though I

In personal stuff: I got to show my parents around New York City for a couple of days, which was really fun. I traveled to Virginia a few times to visit my brother and to play with my nephews. I survived jury duty in Brooklyn, saw some great theater (Monkey’s Journey to the West, Cinderella!), played in two D&D games and started running my own game.

The Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage on the federal level in June, so I attended two gay weddings this year, and I officiated at a third!



I’m working on fixing that in 2014.

Finally – this is the 500th installment of my journal comic. I think it’s time for another book!

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