Monday, March 27, 2017

MoCCA Fest April 1 & 2nd

I'm excited to be tabling at MoCCA Fest in NYC this coming weekend. I'll be on the first floor at table C140 with Ellen Lindner.

The latest issue of Urban Nomad (#6!) will be hot off the press at the fest. I will also have the Cooking Up Comics sampler, The Collected Counter Attack!, cat buttons and mini comics. Come check it out, there are a ton of awesome artists and great programming in store.

Here's a peek at the wraparound cover for Urban Nomad #6: Bet you can't guess what this entire issue is about...

MoCCA Fest
Saturday April 1 & Sunday April 2
11 am to 6 pm
$5 entry

Metropolitan West
639 West 46th Street
between 11th and 12th Avenues

Also, if you identify as a woman, please stop by the annual Drink and Draw Like a Lady party at The Productive on Friday March 31st from 7pm-11pm. Here is the Facebook event page if you'd like to RSVP. This years' awesome flyer was made by Kat Fajardo and is once again sponsored in part by Work Made for Hire.

Hope to see you this weekend!

Saturday, February 04, 2017

Hourly Comic Day 2017

Wow, this is my 10th year of doing Hourly Comic Day! This is the first time that I was at the same full-time job that I was the previous year. I went to a protest after work which meant drawing a crowd, so I cheated and finished inking a few panels on Thursday night. Apologies to friends and co-workers whose likenesses I've mangled.

Hourly comics archive for the very brave:

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Making waves

After the election, I was feeling pretty low. A lot of my peers were as well. I got an email from my friend Lucy with an idea to have a bunch of cartoonists each choose and draw a historical female activist holding a candle or lamp. All of the drawings would be gathered together to create a giant poster full of women who were a light in dark times. The poster is still in progress, but the idea is to donate the proceeds to Planned Parenthood when it is finished and available for purchase.

Here is the drawing I did of Elizabeth Cady Stanton the weekend after the election.

It felt good to move my pen around and make some art happen.

But I didn't really know what else to do to feel like I was making a difference.

In the following months, I donated to the ACLU and Planned Parenthood of NYC.

I signed a bunch of petitions and emailed my representatives.

By working in children's media I am hopeful that my efforts will continue to inspire the youth of tomorrow to learn all they can.

This Saturday I will be marching in NYC in solidarity with the Women's March on Washington.

It doesn't feel like enough, but if each of us takes the time to make a few little waves in our corner of the world, maybe we can make ocean sized waves together.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Happy Holidays!

It's been a while since I posted any personal work here, so last weekend I spent some time making this little Christmas GIF. In other news, I'm celebrating almost a year as an animator at BrainPOP and have been enjoying making educational movies for the youth of tomorrow on topics as varied as Concussions, Mammals, Nicholas Copernicus, and The Texas Revolution. Hope everyone has a nice holiday season!

(I didn't want to send a misleading message with the 3 stockings, so I put our initials on them and was tickled that they basically spell Appa like the flying bison from The Last Airbender series. Nerd.)

From Alisa, Allan and Mr. Princess the cat