Back and Ready

December was a mess – basically NOTHING was accomplished due to various injuries and such, so unfortunately I am behind on comics and drawings and writing back people and so on and so forth

BUT

HELLO 2013 , YEAR OF THE SNAKE – RACHEL FOSS IS READY FOR YOU

So over the weekend I quickly (and sloppily) drew this comic review of my year, for and to me and all my viewers out there, so you know where I am coming from and why I go the way I go and do what I do.

I certainly do go to the hospital a lot.

 

*Empty Bed will be back tomorrow morning and every Monday like before, as well as our other regularly scheduled programs

hope everyone had a rad holiday season.

 

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Much LOVE Monday: HIKE

Yesterday was just plain awesome – as a friend of mine said “It feels like I’ve been sick for a long time and just suddenly got better”

It has been record breaking temperatures and to take advantage of that AND where we live, some friends and I went hiking yesterday.

To Participate in Much Love Monday, visit anna’s blog!

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

Much LOVE Monday: Bike-riding in FEBRUARY?

Yesterday i went on a 6-mile bike ride for the first time since last summer and it was AMAZING.  Im in Vermont, in the mountains, and its 40 degrees in the middle of February?  Heck YES i am going to go on BIKE RIDES!  IM going to keep riding too, for as long as i can

That's my baby - Miss St. Clair - lookin out over the Connecticut River on the Upper Valley Trail

So today, I am loving MID WINTER BIKE RIDES!!!!!

if you would like to participate in Much Love Monday, check out Anna’s Blog!

Much LOVE Monday: WARM WINTER

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Ok, i am FULLY aware of the fact that the reason why this winter has been so warm is because of Global Warming and I absolutely agree that it’s horrible and everything… and to be honest I have really missed having a good hard winter (i havent even had a chance to make  a snowman…)  But instead of always complaing about weather, if its too hot or too cold or to blah blah blah – why not appreciate what you have when you have it?  Ive been able to wear regular shoes instead of boots all week, I’ve had my windows open breathing fresh cool mountain air, and i went on TWO Bike rides in February… IN FEBRUARY!!!!  You can’t say thats not awesome.

So, therefore, today’s Much Love Monday is dedicated to Warm Winter days

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you would like to participate in MUCH LOVE MONDAY check out Anna’s Blog!

City Sidewalks

 

 

 

 

 

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On the second day of Christmas my true love gave to me:

 

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GINGERBREAD!!!

Yesterday some of the cartoon students and I made a GINGERBREAD TOWN of White River Junction!

Julie Delporte

 

 

Dave W builds houses like draws comics

Mia's Post Office was the BOMB

Melanie wins the award for Most Creative/Most disturbing with her WRJ Meth Lab Explosion House

And of course the White River Junction TRAIN STATION – done by yours truly!!!

 

White River Junction never looked so delicious!

 

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On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me:

 

 

 

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keep it real ya’ll

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!

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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watching:

Much LOVE Monday: Apple PICKIN!

Today is a perfect autumn day here in Vermont, and I can’t wait to go outside, get a cup of coffee and walk through the leaves!

But last weekend was a falltastic experience – APPLE PICKING!

and then this is where I had a VERY autumn dinner of fresh vegetables picked out of the garden that day, and homemade squash and roasted potatoes

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and in my grande October tradition, pre-2005 Death Cab is non stop playing in the background of my life.

What are you loving today?