Practice Practice

Here’s a little random one page sketch I did of me in the styles of some of my favorite cartoonists!  Just for fun :)

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YEAR IN REVIEW

2011 was pretty effing rad.  let’s look back at some good times: – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

I never finished the Part 2011 page...

We got Winston!

I finished the Paper Doll series

We put dinosaurs on our windows

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SNOWPOCOLYPSE

attended my first hardcore show @ Thunderdome in Grand Rapids

Lykke Li released Wounded Rhymes

This is what i was drawing. This is what I was eating.

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I received the best letter of my adult life

I listened to this song non-stop

  who am i foolin, i still can’t get enough of it

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I discovered Dudes with Beards Eating Cupcakes

I started saying goodbye to Grand Rapids by making a GR Bucket list

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I drew my first Haiku Comic

Fleet Foxes realease Helplessness Blues

I saw Welcome Home Roxy Carmichael for the first time

I made a pretty cake

i made a mini-comic

I drew my super-hero power

we made an anthology!

and then we for saled some

i started listening to The Cults and feeling happier inside

This teenage photographer rocked my world

We had a beautiful picnic

I was 10 inches away from Demetri Martin

i met the two most babe-a-liscious comedians in the country

I said goodbye to my lovely city

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  POTTER

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I moved

I turned 26

I started drawing a book

I made new friends

I drew a lot

I met Craig Thompson

I had the privilege to hang out with comic legend Bob Sikoryak

CALL THE DOCTOR! cause halloween was way too much fun to handle

I finished my first chapter

I learned loads from comic babe Jason Lutes

I got a new nephew :)

had a lovely VEGAN thanksgiving with great people :)

I watched Alec Longstreth cut his hair

I got to hear *****ing Jules Feiffer speak for like TWO HOURS!!!!

I got some awesome sht done

I drank a lot of Vegan Egg Nog

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THANKS 2011 – YOU WERE AMAZING

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BRING IT ON TWENTYTWELVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Geewillicker!!!

Please let me take this post to gush a little… :

I love living in White River Junction, VT!

I was disappointed that school didn’t work out, but Ive never regretted the move – not even for a second.  Apart from meeting fresh new and talented students ive met acclaimed cartoonists living in town and working at CCS, such as Steve Bissette, and also nationally and world recognized artists – and they’re here!  And they know me by  name!

Like for instance Craig Thompson (no biggy, only the man who made me want to do comics  or whatever…)

and then tonight i had the privilege to hear the amazing Robert Sikoyak speak, also known as Bob, also known as the man who i see everyday and often make cups of tea for.

from our night at the Tumbridge Fair

Sitting there listneing to him, i felt like a FOOL!  I didnt know he had accomplished so much (being on the cover of the new yorker like… what 8 times?!?!) He truly is a legend, and ive known him for months and didnt even realize it.  BLAAFGGGGHH!!!!!!!!

i read this book.  in michigan.  when i was first trying to learn about comics.  and when i met bob, i didnt even put two and two together… FOOL!

 

mind blowing.

WHEW – ok.  enough gushing.  gushing over.

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listening on repeat:

watching:

10 – BOOK THAT CHANGED YOUR LIFE

30 Day book challenge – BOOK THAT CHANGED YOUR LIFE

Its true.   The next two years of my life are literally happening because of this book.  This is the book that opened my eyes to the beauty, fine artistic value and deep story telling of graphic novels, and revolutionized my entire being.

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ALSO – bought these tix today :

wutupbitches – ONE MORE MONTH