Friday, August 28, 2009

New zine!

Hello again! I've been super busy this month, working on an exciting project... a new zine!

new zine!

Miss Sequential #1 is 20 pages of mostly comics and drawings, with a little bit of writing as well. Topics include things I've been thinking about and things that have happened to me. Everything has been drawn or written by hand! And there's only one page that's a "rerun" from this blog, but it's been reworked rather nicely.

You can get one for $2, which includes postage. I accept Paypal to thimblewinder at gmail dot com. If you don't have Paypal, you should email me at that address and we can work something out.

This is the first zine I've made in something like EIGHT YEARS. Which is completely crazy, in that I used to make zines once a month (or so) when I was in high school. It was tough to get going again, but now that I've printed this issue, I'm really excited to make another one.

Look for another post later this weekend! I just returned from San Francisco, where I attended the SF Zine Fest, and I have lots to say about that.

Monday, August 03, 2009

drawings for other people

Hello! It's been a while. I'm not sure what I've been up to since drawing all those portraits back in February, I think I needed a break after doing all that drawing.

Now that summertime is here and the days are longer, I've decided to try incorporating more drawing into my everyday life. One way I've been doing this is by taking the pressure off, doing mostly quick sketches and doodles. For instance, the portrait of my dad, drawn on an envelope I was mailing him last month:

summer vacation dad

And the going-away card I made for my friend Gretchen, who is working in France for the summer:

bon voyage

Here's a postcard I made for my friend Thara (pictured on the right):

two blokes in a bath

Here's a postcard I made for my friend Ericka, who remarked that she didn't have to leave her bed in order to run errands around Minneapolis:

ericka and lydia

(those last two are drawn on these great 8x10" corrugated cardboard flats the production people throw out, and we designers scoop up, at my work)

And one last drawing, for me, rendered with ballpoint pen on the styrofoam take-out containter from Uno's:


I'm moving apartments this week, but I do have more to share, so expect another post very soon!