Tuesday, November 27, 2007

now with extra pizzazz

my convention deadline looms but at lest i'll have some sweet prints.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

one and two and three and...

Still few correction have to be done on the following pages but as a whole I think I'm slowly gettin' there (though my sore hand begs to differ.) One thing I know for sure is that it's definitally going to be a mad dash to get this chapter assembled into a book on time. I'm a little excited about that.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

remember when i wasn't a total wiener?

Ok, don't answer that. Aside whatever your opinion of me is, I've been scraping the bottom of the barrel for the past few months and I find that to be a little more than crappy. I've been dealing with a lot of health things that are a bit out of my control but as I've slowly started to get a handle on some of them I thought, why stop there? As much as I love Elvis and the comics he brings, I remember when I used to really love drawing and comics and creating stories that went for more than one page!! I want that back.

Perhaps you're saying to yourself, what the hell is she talking about? Well don't worry your pretty head about that because the most important thing is what it means: loving comics and making as many of them as I can. So, in the spirit of my more sprightly college days, I've set a goal that is ambitious AND attainable if I keep my nose to the grindstone. I need to get back into good habits and remember what it like to draw a full day so I can get to the projects that I've been unable to (and desperately want to) give 100% on.

So, without further ado I present the start of my new mini that will debuting at the NY Anime Festival this December 7-9th. If I have any Japan Kids reading this (ladies, that's you especially!) they should recognize this. It's a comic I've had thumbnailed out, partly penciled, and written out over the course of three sketchbooks. It's my Japanese bath/onsen mini and whether I just get one or two chapters or the whole thing done, it will be on the table of the Javits Center's first anime con next to the elegant goods my table mate, the lovely Laura Wilson, will bring.

Note: I'm not wearing my glasses or a lot of cloths for most of this comic. It's gonna be awesome.
Another note: I don't usually like to type so much or be so obviously psyching myself up, so thank you if you made it this far. It's appreciated.

Sunday, November 4, 2007

my muse...?

It's just a hobbie, I swear!
The second one is for a lucky shelton diagram recipient. Could it be you??

Monday, October 15, 2007

Friday, September 14, 2007

i read manga about sports.... a lot

my twin sister is on a touch football team in Chicago and she asked me to make a design for her team that was so bad ass that you wouldn't notice that their name is the 'fuddy duddys.' hopefully the skelleton hand on fire will work.

Saturday, September 8, 2007

i'm almost 23

i dream about this dog now.

here's the planning work (the final is above) for my shelton diagram card I sent to The James Keegan as well as some plans for one that didn't cut the mustard.

Friday, August 24, 2007

august 24

Elvis always looks so uncomfortable when he's sleeping on the naked floor. It's a good thing he's clueless...poor boney ass.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Sunday, July 8, 2007

if you lived here you'd be home by now

I'm still in layover at CT at my parents house and will be for a little while to come yet but with functioning ac one can hardly complain. Being sick has kinda taken a little of the fun out of it though (if I were to complain just the smallest bit.) I think that the worst is behind me and I'm starting to finally get myself in a bit better shape. I'm starting to get excited about settling down in Queens and I've finally begun to put some ink down on my pages for the book which I'll post at a later date.

This is an old drawing that was unearthed during my move. You can decide for yourself wether is funny or not that I did this before I started to have all the problems I did with my g.i. track. Anyway, I put some color to it.

and here's some home life nonsense

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

catch your breath

Apparently lack of sleep and a disorganized schedule never hurt anybody. I can't even really start to recount a MoCCA packed weekend so I'll just avoid it until I can catch my breath... or at lest a little sleep.

Being around other people's work does get me pretty jazzed though so I rustled up some fan art from Joe Flood's fine comic 'Life's a Croc' as well as a bunch more thumbnails for a mini that has been kicking around in my head for a while.

Cricket it my favorite.

Thursday, June 21, 2007

the longest day

Happy first day of summer and the longest day of the year! In truth, I can't really tell that it feels any longer because I'm searching for a new apartment. Apartment hunting seems to guarantee a long day. Ugh.

This is a nice little piece of fluff that I did to calm down the other day. Thinking about a book project all the time wears me down a bit so starting a drawing without any real intention of how it's going to end up is nice for a switch. It kinda feels like reading a crappy book at the beach after a semester of text books.

Location drawing serves a similar function as well as lovely excuse to enjoy nice weather.

Most of these were done alongside the fair and just James Keegan who can be found at http://jamesmkeegan.blogspot.com/

Thursday, June 7, 2007

girls (sans the z)


Che-che-che-check it out now.
There are a lot of really amazing people in here (wait, why am I in here...?) This was my first time pair up with the talented writer Diane Colchamiro who has not only a wonderful sense of humor but shares my distaste for monkeys. Anyway, this was put together by the awesome power and sturdy determination MK Reed and Robin Enrico. I'm particularly excited about Hellen Jo's submission. After a chance run in with her minis I was immediately ready for more.

If you suffer from an acute weariness for the cliche of the girl's anthology (as I do) I recommend holding judgement and flipping through it when it comes out. There's always exceptions to rules and new ways to do an old job.

The review from The Beat

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

adventures in dog sitting

For the past few days I left the hub of metropolitan life to kick it back in bucolic ol' Connecticut at my parents house. Everyone else in my family had left to see my old man race at Watkins Glen and somehow I got the job of dog sitting my own dogs. Weird perhaps but a great chance to get a lot of family/house stuff done while simultaneously receiving some unconditional canine affection. I thought about posting some sweet puppy pictures but I remembered how dangerously high the sissy level is in here so how about a (kinda) manly jam comic?

This was done with the help of fine talents Edwin Vazkez and Tom Pitilli. We met up for some lunch and this came about between heavily sugared lemonades I was gulping. It was super hot out and they suggested I should post it. It should, at the very lest, even out last weeks post.

Yes, I know. How about we move on then?

The book that I'm currently working on is every so slowly happening (although it really doesn't feel like it sometimes.) Just before I start getting excited about penciling the first 15 pages I realize I have some 200 more to go. Yipes. But I guess that's the nature of the beast. I do feel like I'm on some emotional comic roller-coaster sometimes though. Think of high school with more pictures and less puberty. There'll be days where I can bust out 3 penciled pages like it's nothing but then the next day I can't even draw the main character. This might be funny if is wasn't so depressing. Ah well, even a shelled egg won't jump into yer mouth (make sure you read that last bit with a good strong yiddish accent in your head.)

Pages 2, 3 and 10!

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

blogging harder than ever

So yah, the first post.
Since I feel pretty brave venturing further into the internet with this new comic/illustration blog, I say why stop there? Why not post something just as embarrassing as my lack of computer skills? Ask and ye shall receive!

Occasionally my ovaries get the better of me and I draw some unreasonably sentimental comics in my sketchbook. So this would be one of them:

I promise to post something with less estrogen next time.