Wednesday, September 16, 2009



Something new! A painting for the Six by Six Gallery in NYC. I haven't received confirmation of when it will be on display, but I'll be sure to post about that.

Other exciting stuff lately:

- Getting Miss Sequential #1 into stores! If you have a suggestion of a place that might carry it, let me know. Want your own copy? I still have some! Check out the ordering info HERE.

- Working on a daily comic for the whole month of September... phew! I was so good about doing these, but am a little behind this week. I've been taking notes and I'm sure I'll get back on track. This is shaping up to be a nice little zine in itself, probably available in print sometime in October.

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Thirsty Thursday drawings

My work has a monthly social hour called "Thirsty Thursday," for which I get to design the flyers and email ads. For a while I was doing these kind of sleek type-only ads, but then sometime this spring I decided I needed to inflict my silly drawings upon my colleagues:

Thirsty Thursday veggies

This one was for August. Timely and topical, as both fresh produce and vampiric vegetables represent.

Thirsty Thursday alligator

This one was for July. I was going for a Don Johnson/Hawaiian tourist kind of thing. Monochromatic because I like using up all of one color ink in the printer, and because I seem to have a fondness for cyan lately.

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

SF zine fest!

miss sequential at the sf zine fest

That's my table at the SF Zine Fest! That event was basically the one thing (besides the harassment from my friends) that made me REALLY REALLY sit down and make a new zine after such a long hibernation between issues. I finished the zine two nights before the fest, and copied/stapled it the day before the fest. It was basically my exact zine-making method from college, but with less panicked, sleep deprived chatter and fewer chicken fingers. And it happened! I printed it! It exists!

The fact that the zine exists at all kind of freaks me out, to be honest. It's been a long time since I made something for group consumption (brownies and holiday cards excluded). There is barely any writing, because I've discovered that printing words post-journalism-school makes me hugely nervous. Somehow I can send out a zine with scritchy drawings and wonky margins, but I can't conceive of writing much of anything and feeling super about it (yes! blog! i know!). Maybe someday I will come to peace with all those journalism school ghosts. Is it weird that when I write something informally, I see the faces of my old professors looking at me critically? Yes, I'll draw that, too.

yeah, that's right. i will draw you.

So anyway, the fest! It was a lot of fun. In some ways it felt like I'd never stopped making zines at all. It was completely natural to me to roll up, set up my table, stare at people across the room, and deal with the weird people (present company excluded) who inevitably show up at these things and blow my mind. I met some people who read my old zines, who remembered me, which was terribly exciting. I met some people I'd only heard about in passing, but who were, like, BIG DEALS in the zine world. I made faces at the people across the aisle from me. There was some gossip. Just like old times! Thank you, SF Zine Fest, for the unstated "good to have you back."

So now that I've sent out nearly my entire first print run, I've been thinking about what to do next. I want to make a travel issue, with comics about all the adventures I've been on in recent years. Also? Kind of thinking it would be cool to do a daily comic for the month of September, just to keep the habit of drawing. I'm not saying I'm gonna post it every day, but maybe once a week? Should be interesting, right?