Sexy poses, Robots, and ROLLER DERBY

I still don’t have my stupid scanner because i had to send it back for a new one that actually WORKED…

So im afraid you get photos … AGAIN…   >:/

A few years ago (two?)  i went to a Dr. Sketchy event in Grand Rapids that was featuring the Grand Raggidy Roller Girls as the models, and last night i went to Dr. Sketchy here in White River that featured the Upper Valley Vixens as models

COMPARE AND CONTRAST

2009:

this one won me a prize of two free SHOTS

"ray charles" was the name given to me by Dr. Sketchy (get it ... cause my names Rachel?) mmyeah....

OK so… here’s last nights – 2012:

Upon review, i’ve concluded two things are true:

1.  That I can’t draw live models

2.  I think my drawing skills have DEcreased

In my defense last night’s were only five minutes each…

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My friend Jesse Lonergan is putting together a Robot Zine for Boston ComiCon (so bummed im not going…)  so these are my contributions:

The drawing still needs some work, but i think it’s cute :)

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We had the first really nice spring rainfall today and i loved it – i sat by the window with Winston and appreciated every minute of it :)

I have also (unfortuneatly) started watching Boys Over Flowers again…. I CAN”T HELP IT I NEED IT

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Well HELLO!

Its been a few weeks, and honestly i have not been drawing much.  Too many parties I guess (you know us high-rollin’ comic artist types…. no… )

ANYWAY

Here are some highlights!

FIRST here is … two haiku comics… in two weeks … I WAS DISTRACTED, OK?

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I was also featured as this weeks GEEK OF THE WEEK on Chocolate & Cream Cake

Sometimes it pays off to be nerdy!

SECONDLY through the wonder of the tax refund and the generosity of caring friends, I was able to purchase a new external hard drive AND printer/scanner copier, ALL of which will help making comics easier and faster, and i can actually posts SCANS of things and not pictures… HOWEVER both of them showed up in NOT working order… and since i dropped my phone in a water bucket the other day i cant call for tech support – maybe ONE day things will work out and ill be able to post nice images of things!

AND THEN my cat DESTROYED my favorite drawing…

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IN OTHER NEWS  i received the best love-letter today – with the BEST envelope!  Thanks again Glo-glam!

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ON THE EARLIER TOPIC OF PARTIES –  had tons of fun yesterday for good ole St. Patty’s day here in toon town!

notice ALL the green and SPACE/STAR WARS LEGOS – really there’s no other way to celebrate…

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There have been LOTS of birthdays the past couple of weeks and i was able to help celebrate with some GREAT people!

first ALEX BULLET, who not only threw himself a rad b-day party but is also the author of  Astronaut Prince – CHECK IT OUT!

Then JESSE LONERGAN, who I unfortuneatly did not get to celebrate with but DID get to participate in his Birthday-Weekend-Edition of DANCER  A DAY .

Here’s the drawing I did for him:

I was the only one who worked in BEARDED Jesse AND NON-BEARDED Jesse!

AND THEN there was AMELIA ONORATO

Which brings us to

THIS WEEKS

FEATURED ARTIST!

Mia Onorato is currently a second year at the Center for Cartoon Studies, where she spends most of her time being super cute and drawing amazing comics:

*side-note - i proudly have a print of this spread displayed on my wall!

But really Mia’s crowning glory is Habeaky

Ya’ll should check her out now cause she’s gonna be a SUPER STAR

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Alright bros, it’s 70 degrees outside.  Im going Vermountaineering

Somebody That I Used to Know

OH Sunday, how i love thee – you are so full of laziness and sleeping.  I shall honor you by eating scones and taking various naps.

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 WEEK – RECAP

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This week i spontaneously jumped the train to Boston (or, really Cambridge and Watertown…), to get away and clear my head.  I wanted to take more pictures but it was pretty dreadful weather the whole time – I still had fun!

Davis Square

Cafe Algiers

The Harvard Coop looks like HOGWARTS

vegan brunch!

I got to crash at Jesse Lonergan‘s; artist extraordinary.  We watched Robot-Chicken-Star-Wars and cool old british shows – I also bought THIS

you should check it out cause its awesome

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I worked on two more haikus whilst in boston!

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I also received the latest HIGH MAINTENANCE MACHINE the day I left, so I took it with me to a cafe in harvard square (seemed fitting ;)

Check out more from Matthew Reidsma because he RULES – THANKS MATT!

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I can’t stop listening to this… oh the lyrics…

 

 shine on you crazy diamonds.

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

:)

 

AND today’s morning dance music was:

 

 

 

why can’t it still be this way Gwen?

 

SEEYA