Jimenez Lai is lecturing today at 2:00pm. Don’t miss it! If you don’t know his work you can check it out here. Jimenez was trained as an architect, but my first experience of his work was via his architectural comics (he has since added installations and furniture pieces to his repertoire). I love the wit of his stories, his drawing style, and the composition of the layouts. He contributed a piece to Thresholds 40 titled “Sociopaths.” You can download the PDF here.
Addendum: I went to the lecture and, not to gush, but it was inspiring. Basically, he looked at the careers of famous architects like Daniel Libeskind & John Hejduk, fell in love with their early drawings and thought, “I should try that.” So he did. Sometimes its nice to have a reminder that doing interesting work just starts with giving it a try.