Untitled Story PART 1: A FATED MEETING (?!?)
Mel, captain of the college track team, bumps into Pheobe, chemistry scholar, and the two share a peculiar feeling that they’ve met before. Little do they know that their connection is the key to terrific power!
This is a preview of the short comic I made for the Hana Doki Kira comics/illustration anthology, which I’m also helping to put together. In high school I was drawing comics very similar to this, but the vintage-CLAMP manga style is quite removed from the work I do these days. It was fun to tap into my shojo-roots—I’ve come a long way from tracing Sailor Moon pictures but I’ll always dream of being a magical girl.
Check out the tumblr for more info about the book. I’ll also have a preview and info about this at SPX!
• 5 September 2013 • 315 notes
The zine I will be debuting at SPX this year is called SOLID SIGHT. It will be a story told in stereograms—the viewer steps through an abandoned film roll, searching for the subject of the photographs, and finds only ghosts. “Solid Sight” is another way of staying stereopsis, the ability to perceive depth via binocular disparity. Basically, cross your eyes to make ‘em pop.
You going to SPX? If you do, come visit me at table W35A :)
• 28 August 2013 • 189 notes
Recently ConBravo! asked me if they could use an older piece of mine as graphics for their 2013 convention booklet and some posters. I was thrilled to be asked and happy to help them. Mark Tjan and all the folks who help put that con together are great.
This graphic, which is a slightly altered version of the original, is a “map” of a comic or fan convention. The “Con” holds a special place in my heart, and has since my adolescence. It’s a place where awkward, excitable young Rebecca could be herself and not hold back. No matter what type of show you love, you love being a part of something big and crazy, you love the adventure, and you never forget.
• 4 August 2013 • 126 notes
Free Shipping at Society6 thru Sunday»
I’ll be taking advantage of this sale to buy prints, pillows and iphone cases from some of my favorite artists this weekend—if you’d like some merch with my art on it, you can find a bunch at my society6 shop.
• 26 July 2013 • 9 notes
Point and Shoot
I made this piece for an online article about Lagrange points. I wanted to make a simple image that would help readers visualize the points (they resemble “the points of a drawn bow”) as they read the article. I was working on this at the same time as my Station Zero piece, so I was neck-deep in vintage sci-fi art reference. :)
• 25 July 2013 • 10,724 notes
Hope Larson’s blog | I Won an Eisner! »
Hope Larson and I are working on a graphic novel called Four Points. It won’t be out for a while, but here’s a teaser of the main characters, Alex and Cleo—giddy as they set out on their adventure, just like me! Follow the link to Hope’s blog, where she talks about this project as well as the Eisner awards and her fellow (awesome) women cartoonists. Hope’s work has been a huge inspiration to me and this project is an absolute dream come true. Stay tuned.
• 22 July 2013 • 305 notes
some process/detail images for my Rogue Queen poster.
Guys, if you haven’t already and you’d like to be inspired by fantastic sci-fi art, check out the Station Zero show, and if you’re in Minneapolis tonight, check out the opening!!
• 19 July 2013 • 186 notes
Roque Queen, by L. Sprague De Camp
from the LGAL Station Zero show
I made this poster for the upcoming Light Grey Art Lab show, Station Zero! Each of the show’s artists was sent their very own vintage sci-fi novel and was asked to re-design the cover as a huge poster. In my book, Iroedh, who lives in a strict, anti-emotion society on an alien planet, meets some human explorers who teach her about romantic love. She rebels against her society and goes on a pilgrimage to discover her destiny which, as it turns out, is for her to become the Rogue Queen and lead a revolution.
I enjoyed the campy, ridiculous plot and the super-cool heroine Iroedh, and I needed to express all my nerdy sci-fi art joy in my poster. I hope you check out the rest of the work from the show, all available for purchase as prints HERE!
• 15 July 2013 • 215 notes
Every Teenager Should Have a Summer of ’65
NY Times article here
This week I got to do a small piece for a short story about summer love and bittersweet memories. Hel-lo, favorite subject matter. This piece had a really quick turn-around, so I had to get loose. Always a rewarding exercise. I am pretty pleased with the result! thanks AD Erich Nagler
• 14 July 2013 • 2,866 notes
The Walrus: Summer Reading 2013
I had an absolute blast working on the cover for The Walrus Summer Reading issue this year. The concept was to feature two ways to enjoy a lazy summer read—good old books vs. digitally published periodicals! I was keen to illustrate the lush green beauty of summer, something I remember fondly from childhood summers and my parents’ enchanted-forest-like backyard. But my favorite bit of this image is the tuna sandwich!
I painted this image with a lot of extra room on the top and bottom, for the Iphone 5 version of the digital magazine! I recommend you pick the issue up in whatever form you prefer, it’s a great way to spend an afternoon. Many thanks to AD Brian Morgan :-)
• 21 June 2013 • 2,041 notes