Post-SPX Recap (very good photo stolen from SPX tumblr >:])
SPX was infamous, humbling, and legendary this year. So much talent and energy, from the first-timers to the amazing people who’ve been tabling for years and who are my heroes.
Working in comics/illustration, in relative isolation, it’s easy to lose sight of my motivation. “Who cares? Why try?” my bitter inner-voices whisper. So it is incredibly validating to be able to show pride in my work. THANK YOU everyone who came by our table to say hello. <3 Main regret, not walking around more! My tablemates Annie and Tim were a dream. I was really nervous before our panel, but everyone was so sweet and chill my jitters melted away! Hope to see many of you again next month at Locust Moon Festival.
If you are interested in buying a print of mine, my InPrnt shop is having a week-long sale—FREE SHIPPING worldwide!! These are gallery-quality giclée art prints on 100% cotton rag archival paper, printed with archival inks.
• 15 September 2014 • 298 notes
Available from me at SPX, table B9:
- High quality color prints, 8x10”, 11x16” and 13x19”
- Solid Sight —SPX special!
- Four Points - Sneak Peeks
- Hana Doki Kira
I’ve turned Solid Sight 3D into a digital PDF, since the 3D pictures work a lot better on a monitor than printed. When you buy Solid Sight Analog, you will receive a pair of 3D glasses and a digital 3D version, emailed right to you. :) A couple weeks after SPX the digital version will go up for sale online.
• 11 September 2014 • 283 notes
This is a page from my contribution to the Hana Doki Kira anthology, which will be on sale at SPX. (The characters are a pair of magical girls I did a short comic about in a vintage-CLAMP style.) I also might have prints of this drawing, if I have time :)
If you look at that link from the comic and then look at this page, you might notice a drastic style shift. This is because I drew the comic about 6 months before I drew this. In that 6 month span I penciled and began inking my first graphic novel, and as you can see, drawing that much tends to morph your drawing style!
• 11 September 2014 • 92 notes
I’m going to be at SPX! I’ll be at Table B9 with friends and co-conspirators Annie Stoll and Tim Ferrara and we’ll be selling our comic anthology Hana Doki Kira! I’ll also have some luscious 13x19 prints, a Solid Sight two-for-one zine special, and a sneak peek of my upcoming GN Four Points. Stay tuned for a merchendise preview!!
edit: Also! I’ll be a part of the Making Art For The Internet panel along with Sam Alden, Blaise Larmee and Emily Carrol!!!! It’s on Sunday from 3pm to 4pm.
Hana Doki Kira will also be available from other artists at the show: Alice Meichi Li at Table B8, Carey Pietsch at Table E12B, Megan Brennan at Table A11, and Kris Mukai at Table A12. Visit us all for signatures!
• 9 September 2014 • 116 notes
A small, quick painting I made originally as part of a series for SPX. A bunch of stuff came up in recent weeks, so…. it looks like this finished print is all there is of that series. But exciting things are in store for the future!
I’ve been doing a lot of research on tall ships lately. If you want to learn more about maritime topics or my upcoming GN Four Points, come find me at SPX. :)
• 1 September 2014 • 947 notes
I was asked to create a .gif of a house interior during an earthquake. The article chronicles the controversial aftermath of the devastating quake that happened in L’Aquila, Italy in 2009. I wanted to capture the movement of the “tremors” before the full-on earthquake, although this tremor is infinite, never resolving.
This image and the all the animation was made in Photoshop. thanks AD Erich Nagler!
• 25 August 2014 • 44,836 notes
"5 Cool Ways to Use Business Cards in Evernote"
for PCWorld, AD Liz Fiorentino
This was a fun assignment—I wanted to animate some library card catalog drawers stuffed with notes, to show how Evernote organizes stacks of info based around a business card. The animation can only be seen on the “enhanced” tablet edition of the magazine, but you can see the still version here.
• 5 August 2014 • 2,440 notes
Hey, I’m going to be at RIPEXPO this weekend, which is a brand-new comics and zine fest, free and open to the public.
I’ll be selling HANA DOKI KIRA and SOLID SIGHT 3D and a bunch of high-quality prints, so you should come and say hi to me and try out my weird stereogram comics.
I’ll also be moderating the Art For Girls panel with Suzy X, Carey Pietsch and Laurel Lynn Leake. Read all of their comics. And please join us for the panel :)
Check out the RIPEXPO tumblr for all the info!!!
• 31 July 2014 • 59 notes
Iced Coffee Weather
I made this (really) rough animation last summer as a mock-up for an ad pitch, but it was never used, so maybe you guys will find it inspiring and go treat yourselves this week.
• 4 June 2014 • 15,617 notes