News and Updates

Hello, hello!

I have been kind of all over the place lately with comics, my creative practice, and my life in general. However, things are pretty good. I just have been, I don’t know, kind of into other things more than actually making a lot of art and comics.

A big thing that happened recently is I got a bunch of my books out of storage, where they have been since August 2014. I am helping organizing an event with Square City Comics where members will be selling comics they don’t want. So, a big thing I’m tackling is culling my collection to see what I’m willing to sell.

This is my “maybe” pile.

This is my “maybe” pile.

I also have been really trying to exercise more and eat better, which is also time consuming. And I’ve got an ongoing full time temp gig as well. So, yeah, doing comics has not been at the top of the list.

However, I am slowly working on my newest zine, even if progress is slow. It’s a collection of art and comics related to dreams I’ve had since college. So far, I’ve completed 8 pages of work out of the who-knows-how-many. This zine is really an excuse for me to stretch myself artistically, so I’m experimenting with a lot of different styles of art and various mediums. I’m not sure how long the zine will be, but it will be a mix of black and white and color images and will be standard comic size.

A drawing from the best dream I ever had about a dream roller coaster, done in charcoal.

A drawing from the best dream I ever had about a dream roller coaster, done in charcoal.

Pages from two comics appearing in the zine. These dreams also took place in college. One is my typical ink and one is done in graphite.

Pages from two comics appearing in the zine. These dreams also took place in college. One is my typical ink and one is done in graphite.

Also:

1) I finished a zine about my three terrible dogs. It’s called Three Terrible Dogs. You can buy it on my Gumroad or my Etsy. The best part of this zine is that it was entirely funded by my Patreon! All the money I make off my Patreon goes directly back into my art, so it’s worth checking out if you are interested in my work.

The zine.

The zine.

The first page I ever made for the zine.

The first page I ever made for the zine.

The stars of the zine.

The stars of the zine.

2) I have NO IDEA how I didn’t write a post saying I finished Everything’s Fine Volume 3, but I did. It’s about how my relationship with my boyfriend has affected my mental health. It’s good! It’s also available in my store.

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3) I am currently part of an art show hosted at By The People and Monochrome Collective. It’s a very fancy art show and I did not know that when I applied. The link above and my calendar have all the info for showtimes, and the pieces are for sale.

Here’s some photos of some of my fave pieces, which I can’t attribute because I forgot to take photos of that and I’m a bad artist to my fellow artists:

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This was done by a 19 year old and it was their first show. Along with them, I was one of the very few artists that wasn’t like, I don’t know, REALLY REALLY involved in the DC fine art scene.

This was done by a 19 year old and it was their first show. Along with them, I was one of the very few artists that wasn’t like, I don’t know, REALLY REALLY involved in the DC fine art scene.

There were a series of pools paintings (like the one at the top) by  Elyse Harrison  that were fantastic and she was very nice to boot.

There were a series of pools paintings (like the one at the top) by Elyse Harrison that were fantastic and she was very nice to boot.

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And here’s my piece:

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Along with taking the opening SUPER seriously:

A sweaty mess after working a full work day then driving 1.5 hours to the opening (thanks DC traffic!)

A sweaty mess after working a full work day then driving 1.5 hours to the opening (thanks DC traffic!)

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4) I was interviewed of the FemiNerd podcast. You can find it on Soundcloud and iTunes, and possibly other places, as well as on their website. I name people in my interview that I never should have, I regret it!

I think a reason I’ve been so slow to make comics is because I’ve been feeling under appreciated. My stuff hasn’t really sold well recently, my audience hasn’t really grown much lately, I have a obnoxious underdog complex, etc. I tabled at three shows in May and they were ok; seeing friends was good but I hate tabling. I’m thinking of taking the year off after this BUT THAT BEING SAID, I’ve got at least four more shows coming up this year, including SPX and MICE, even if they’re not on my calendar yet. The rest of the shows are on my calendar, which keep updated really consistently ( the reason the two shows I mentioned aren’t listed is because I don’t have my table info yet).

ANYWAY, YEAH, THINGS ARE STILL HAPPENING (even if they are slow). Let’s end this with a goofy ass photo of me tabling at DINK in May:

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Bye, until next time!