LAST MEALS Post Card

I just completed a mini poster (post card size) that i was working on this summer.

I am apart of some amazing True Crime groups and they inspire me everyday to be my self, and stay sexy and not get murdered.

The mini-poster shows the infamous last meals of 6 murders and serial killers, chosen not because of the person but the meal they requested.

 

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The story goes that Aileen Wuernos, murdered 7 men in Florida, didn’t believe she was actually going to die the following day, so she asked for a simple cup of coffee.

Victor Feguer, kidnapped and murdered a Doctor, asked for a single solitary olive.

Velma Barfield, poisoned 5-7 people, asked for coke and CHEESE DOODLES, NOT Cheetos, CHEESE DOODLES – because she was clearly a psychopath.

John Wayne Gacy, a living monster, murdered 33+.  He owned a KFC franchise, and asked for a bucket of original recipe for his last meal, along with cocktail shrimp and a pound of strawberries.

Timothy Mcveigh, who’s evil deeds shaped my generation, killed 168 people.  He ate two pints of mint chocolate chip icecream.

 

Ted Bundy. murdered 14 women, possibly more.  He refused to give a last meal request so was actually given the traditional Steak and Eggs meal, with a side of toast hashbrowns and milk.  However, Bundy didn’t touch any of it, meaning his actual last meal was a casual lunch of a burrito and rice with a salad.

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S’amore recent portraits AND a NSFW comic!

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These are both recent portraits i did as gifts for friends – just showing all of you that you can fo portraits for any occasions!!!!!

And now here’s a comic about Sex Farting!!!

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Artist Talk and CHICAGO ZINE FEST!

This past saturday I did an artist talk about me and my work at Beauty and Brawn Gallery and Think Space.  It wasn’t recorded, but last fall I did a lecture for Laydeez Do Comics-Chicago, and they DID record, and this I forgot about it and then I just remembered!

If you scroll down you can listen to the recording!

BUT FIRST

CHICAGO ZINE FEST IS THE WEEKEND EEEEFFFFF YEAH

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Make sure to be there early on Saturday because last year I sold out in TWO HOURS!!!!!

This year I am on the upper floor, but i am RIGHT in front of the elevators, so it’s all good!

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CANT WAIT TO SEE YA’LL

But just in case you can’t make it, I will also have my books and wares the next day, Sunday March 16th, at

Multiples Art Fair 

Which is kind of like Renegade, only specifically for artists who produce “multiples” like prints, books, etc.

Hope you can make it out but if not I’ll probably love you anyway

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LISTEN TO ME TALK ABOUT COMICS!!!!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qnXsasii1WI

 

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Holy MOLEY i have just had a whirlwind of press and accolades since my art show opening on February 8th!!!!

First i found out i was featured in a Chicago Tribune article! (starpower!)

Then,  REELChicago posted a video from opening night (though i think i sound like an idiot)

AND THEN! – the last two days I have talked and visited with the arts reader from the ChicagoREADER, which is super super exciting (since people actually read that one!)  If you are around the Chicago area, you can pick up a copy NEXT THURSDAY (the 27th) or search for it on http://www.chicagoreader.com/

Basically… Im about to blow up ya’ll.

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On another awesome note – I am still working on my most recent comic!  It’s a Wealthy&Diamond diary comic, but it’s on a much larger scale, and with everything that’s been going i’ve only inked one page!  But here is the first pages ‘ rough copy for you to revel over until the other pages are done.

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I love all of you!

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HAPPY MERRY CHRITSMAHOLIDUKAH

Yeah, I went there.

Hey!  Guess what!  After years of abandonment I have reopened my Etsy shop just for Christmas!  Specifically to sell my new Christmas cards!!!

Please browse through if you’re interested in some hand illustrated cards this year!

Visit the shoppe HERE

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INSIDE READS: "All I want for Christmas is to wrap my arms around you"

INSIDE READS: “All I want for Christmas is to wrap my arms around you”

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"Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays"

“Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays”

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Celebrate Native American Heritage Month

In honor of Native American Heritage Month, I did this simple illustration to honor my ancestral tribe, the Absentee Shawnee.

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The background circle is homage to the tribe’s flag, as well as the two eagle feathers, which honor the great warrior Tecumseh.

The woman wears the Shawnee Nation’s tribal flag around her, the blue which represents the open sky, the 12 white stars represent the 12 clans of the Shawnee and the 12 leaders.  The star at the top of the flag also represents Tecumseh, who is sometimes referred to as the Shooting Star. In her hair hangs two leaves of the white oak, representing the modern Shawnee.

 

After finishing, I decided I wanted to do something more to honor this month.  I want to sell prints for $25 from now until December – All the money I raise will go to the Absentee Shawnee Tribe in Shawnee, OK.  If I raise a lot, i’d like to split the money between the Absentee Shawnee and the American Indian Center here in Chicago.  If you are interested or know others who would be please spread the word!

 

I love ya’ll <3

 

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Mid-Holiday Fun Time Update

The Wandering Fox is still going… though i’m not so sure anyone is actually reading it yet… oh well!  I still like it…

 

In the meantime we have lots of fun things coming up soon

1.  a new children’s book that I am helping to illustrate, called The Wild Pumpkin Patch

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2. ALSO!  Christmas is right around the corner, so I am working on some new Holiday cards!  Check back in a couple weeks for information on purchasing!

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ALLLLLLRRRIIIIGHTY…

I basically took a month off to catch up on life and what not, SO, I am excited to announce two new projects coming up:

FIRST, a fun thing I have been doing all summer is sketching people I see around Chicago who look chic and are wearing interesting, creative fashion statements.  I just started a tumblr called Fashionable Chicago where I will be posting these drawings, and also allow people to submit their own drawings and pictures to the blog.  This project will be EXCLUSIVELY on Tumblr, so if you want to see updates, you will have to follow the blog!

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NEXT – and most excitingly  (*^▽^*)

Today I officially begin work on a web comic that will be released to the public on OCTOBER 1, 2013

This comic will be based on my family history, each chapter will be about a different section of my family.  I am so excited about this project, partly because I am passionate about the story and work i am doing, and partly because I have already discovered some interesting facts and met wonderful people through research.

This first chapter will be about my mother’s-mother’s parents, who hail from an ole’ mining town in St. Austell, Cornwall, England.

st austell001 SInce I will be working hard and focusing on this particular project, you might not see many updates from me on here until the comic launches, so don’t be worried – Ill be back in a few months.

Love every one of you.

 

BIG HUGE GIANT POST!

HELLLLLLOOOOOO!

I know it’s been a WHILE, but it’s because I’ve been so busy getting ready for CAKE! The Chicago Alternative Comics Expo!   Plus tons of other stuff!

CAKE is THIS WEEKEND!  Saturday and Sunday from 11-6.  I’ll also be at most of the events

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Come see me at Table 94!!!

I will have FOUR books at the table:  My first two, Haiku Revue and Empty Bed, and two NEW ones! : Muscles, a joke book mini-comic, and What The Hell Do I Do With This, an anthology I did with Lena Chandhok, Jaclyn Miller and Sarah Morton.

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Cover - coloured

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I will also have a selection of prints available at the table, so don’t miss it!

IM SO EXCITED!!!

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Also, if ya’ll didn’t hear, I recently received the honor of a High-Low review by Rob Clough, which you can read HERE:

HIGH-LOW COMICS by Robert Clough

Illustrative Update

If you remember, last fall i did a fundraiser so I could go to MICE, and i only just recently finished the single pages!!! Sorry it took so long, friends.  I still have to do one full page comic for a contributor, but thats’ going to take a little more time.

Here are a couple i sent out!

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This is the one I did for my sister.  I went a LITTLE beyond what she paid for… but she’s my sister and I wanted to do something nice for her and the family for christmas :)

 

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ALSO – i did this yesterday

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AS ALWAYS

if you are interested in commissions, email me at

rachel.f.t.foss@gmail.com

catch you later, lovelies

Happy Spring!