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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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BUENOS DIAS

Whew, its been an interesting two weeks. I think things are just chaotic enough for me to really feel like I’m home here in Vermont. Ive been lucky to find super cool people right away, and really lucked out with a great roommate so that I have been SO BUSY doing cool stuff i don’t even have time to update my silly blog!

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Last week i was bed ridden for a few days with a fever and some other kind of illness. It took a while to recover but when i did i finished this:

 

I saw this while riding on the bus my last week in Grand Rapids.

Is it my best work?  No.

But it is a glimpse of home that I can keep with me.

 

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After I recovered from my fever dreams,  i got to hang out with some pretty sweet cartoonists the rest of the weekend, including Jesse Lonergan, Jen Vaughn and some other sweet CCS students.

I love living in a town where people get together and draw on a regular basis.

 

(In case you couldn’t tell, the bottom one is mine ;) 

 

And who could not LOVE donut picnics on the yards of Dartmouth?  And no, I havent found a rich dartmouth student to fall in love with me yet… GIVE ME TIME.  For now, these guys are enough :)

 

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The past week had its ups and downs, but all in all good.  It’s the people, here, that are making this place so great.  Im inspired to work everyday because of the encouragement and the passion im seeing from anyone else.

It makes me want to work harder.

Be better.

Share my stories.

Make something beautiful.

 

This is the drawing im hopefull going to finish today – it’s of me and Sara in our favorite corner of our favorite coffee shop in Grand Rapids

 

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Ill leave you with these two little bits –

One of my favorite blogs, Scathingly Brilliant, posted this comic, that im completley in love with

you can find the original at Cats that Talk

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AND today’s morning dance music was:

 

 

 

why can’t it still be this way Gwen?

 

SEEYA