I’ve been wanting to boost my portfolio because some of it’s pretty old and it feels pretty lacking. So I asked some friends to give me their businesses or to even make one up and I would do a logo for them!
It’s much love Monday, but I also worked on an illustration today that I actually kind of love!
I figured that since I’m a bodacious babe who hopes that she can get to the beach this summer even though it may not happen at all, I figured I’d draw a bodacious babe who also wants to go to the beach this summer but can fulfill her dream because she is fiction.
I really want this to manifest as my own Roarin’ Twenties, and the #1 way im doing it is DOING MY ART!
And I am honestly off to a great start, as I have honestly started and completed more art in this first week of 2020 than I have in all of 2019!
What I am working on this week is an illustration i started YEARS ago but am now determined to finish.
This is an illustration of my second apartment in Chicago, in Logan Square. I live here from 2014-2017, and i have very happy times here. I loved this apartment so much, and I loved the people that came and went and life that happened inside. I think of this apartment often, I think of becoming the person I am since moving here in 2012.
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.
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.
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!
CHICAGO ZINE FEST IS THE WEEKEND EEEEFFFFF YEAH
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!
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
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!!!!!
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.
I love all of you!
<3 <3 <3
In honor of Native American Heritage Month, I did this simple illustration to honor my ancestral tribe, the Absentee Shawnee.
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
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
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!