New Year, New Life, New Me, New Drawings

I am applying to be in an anthology out of Boston with the theme “The Greatest of All Time”

I chose the idea of My Greatest Bruise of All Time, about the summer I camped the U.P. and got a MASSIVE bruise from jumping off of the Black Rocks into Lake Superior.  I honestly don’t think it was even the biggest or most badass looking bruise I ever received, but because I got as a result of conquering a fear it meant a lot more to me…

here’s the first sketches for the story – and yes for some reason when i draw myself quickly i end up looking like peppermint patty…

 

You get the general idea.

Whether or not i actually make it in to the anthology I am having a lot of fun drawing it AND its giving me a chance to use some of the techniques I’ve learned since moving here, for example, this technique I learned from Jason Lutes :)  You can read those panels in any order and it still tells the same story – cool eh?

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IN OTHER NEWS

my friends Rebecca gave me THE best present ever!!!

MICHIGAN HAPPY TIME!!!

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FEATURED ARTIST SECTION

Mitra Farmand

her comics range from cute as a button to darn right beautiful – and all of them are clever and witty.  LOOK AT THEM FOR YOUR OWN BENEFIT!

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Even though its lightly snowing right now, it is currently, and has been terribly drab and dreary here in Vermont.

This is the only song that suits this time

peace ya’ll

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

Some Fun and Follow-Up

Remember my last post, me gushing over R. Sikoryak and all?  Well, likewise, i got to catch a little of Jason Lutes speak last night.  Jason Lutes, aka cartooning babe-tron.

This is another example of a someone i see everyday, knowing hes a cartoonist, handing him coffee all the time, discussing Anton Checkhov with him, and all the while not knowing who he is or what he’s done and how fantasticly talented experienced and beautiful he and his work is.

Author of Berlin and Jar of Fools, i learned so much from him; hearing his process and what he’s learned working in the biz – and i could only stay for half of it!

livin in white river junction – hollaaaaaaaaa

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after Mr. Lutes, i got to meet some other babes, this time the musical version.

TIK TOK LABORATORIES 

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and when i got home i was so jazzed from these wondrous events i quickly made this (just for fun :)

until next time!