Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Movin' about!

Hey, all you beautiful dudes. So in honor of my big move across the country, there've been a few changes. As y'all might remember, I have a tumblr that I update to more faithfully now, and I can also be found tweeting about any number of inanities. But I also finally have a professional portfolio up with my very own domain name and everything. Seriously, guys. I'm a new woman.

With that being said, I'm not sure if I'll still be posting to this little ol' blog anymore! It's a move I've been planning for awhile, but it seems especially timely now that Blogger is curbing 'salacious' or 'obscene' content. I feel pretty strongly against blog censorship, or most any other kind, for that matter. 

If you've reached this page because you have my business card and are looking for some art, then feel free to check out any or all of the above links! (Sorry for the detour, but these changes are pretty recent, and printing new cards can be expensive.)

For those faithful few who've been with me since the start, thanks as ever for reading. See ya on the flip side.

Friday, October 10, 2014

October Warm-Ups

Hello, friends. Just figured I'd post something, just to let y'all know that I'm not dead. Here's a color-blocking sketch for a piece I'm working on, sorta on-and-off-again. It's gonna be about witches. Bayou-dwelling witches. In other words: the very best kind.

Meanwhile, I am squidinking pages for thesis, drinking actual gallons of tea and watching old episodes of Ranma on Hulu. The latter two comprise my keen strategy for trying to get over this big honkin' headcold I've got. Because frankly, I think I was over it the moment I came down with it.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

The Ward

The first short from my thesis project, a collection of vignettes set in a high fantasy world. (This one is also the pitch for my hot new sitcom: Two and A Half Bandits.)

Thursday, September 18, 2014


Man, it is getting so fuckin' lovely and crispy-cool outside, as autumn steps forward here in Baltymore, at last. Also, harooooooooo!

Only three weeks in, and thesis is already devouring every ounce of my time. I've set myself a fairly rigorous schedule which basically leaves me cranking out pages all the livelong day. I'm psyched...it's the most concentrated comicking I've been able to do since I got here, and it feels really right. I can feel myself learning a lot as I go. My brush is also not a fickle little inkbeast anymore...we've reached some semblance of understanding, it and I.

Above is a sneak preview of the first vignette in my collection of fantasy short stories. Hopefully I'll have these first three pages scanned and posted by the week's end! Much, much more to come.

For now, back to squidinking.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Pangolin No Go

I have a pan-goliiiiin...we play go all night loooong...it makes me waaant to kill myself...

This illustration is from way back in the beginning of the summer! I totally spaced on posting it until now, though I'm pretty sure I immediately sent it tumblr-weedin' about. Hmm. (I've always been someone who's had enough trouble paying attention to stuff as simple as my phone, so social media gets tough to keep track of.) 

For my faithful few: thanks for still reading, dudes. I'll probably be tossing up a bunch of sketches and character portraits from my upcoming collection of comics for my projected thesis...I made sure to finish penciling the first few pages before going to SPX, so I could go guilt-free. (More about that later...I'll probably make a second post after I scare up some dinner.)

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Snacks and Squidinking Still

Man, this feels nice. I made a short comic last year, that I hadn't finished filling in solid blacks on, so I'm squidinking the pages before I head off for my closing shift tonight. (Firmly putting that out of my mind now.) Listening to The Breeders while I work seals the deal, as does rendering the Triple Ginger Snaps (just offscreen) an endangered species.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

True Stories, All

Comics! Quick, poorly scanned ones from my sketchbook, about yours truly and the glamorous life I lead. 

 Usually, I'm pretty relaxed about co-habitating with beetles, spiders, and other little critters: bugs generally don't scare me. But dang. Thousand-leggers, man. (Or house centipedes...whichever you call them depends on where you're from, I guess.) Seriously, though. Those guys are fuckin' fast. Even if I know they're benevolent, and only want to snack on other housebugs...I just can't deal with all those legs.

Friday, August 1, 2014

The Girl With Hair Like THIS

Oh man, dudes. I could draw the inimitable Bryan Lee O'Malley's Ramona Flowers all day. There's plenty of terrific fan-art of this character out there, but it seems most of the ones I've seen depict her just kinda...standing around, wearing nice clothes? I decided to remedy this.

(I also just love the idea of her regularly using her subspace bag as a sidecar for Scott whenever she's impatient to get someplace at rollerblade speed.)

Crowbar Couture

A sloppy, ten-minute ink warmup that was super inspired by zis man. His ink work is absolutely gorgeous. Mine...not so much, hahaha. But it was really liberating to get back to traditional inking. I feel like I have trouble drawing fashionable ladies without making them menacing.

(I don't think it's a problem, though.)

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Run, Don't Walk

Woah, hey! I made a thing! A thing for a Clamp fanzine that some friends of mine are putting together. In the wild days of my misspent youth, I ended up reading a ton of this kind of manga, but I can't say I have a single regret. If you have no idea what Clamp is, then damn...you should get yourself a shojou education

The group is super-prolific, and out of all the works they've made, I decided to make a tribute to one of their more unabashedly absurd titles, Duklyon: Clamp School Defenders, which is a zany parody of the metal hero genre. My favorite part is near the end, when an antagonist turns the heros' dog Inuko-San into a dangerous kaiju monster simply by making her really huge. The resolution is splendidly silly.

But yeah! Everybody worked real hard on the zine, and it came together nicely. Check it out, if you can!