Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Annecy June 8th

Au Fidele Berger had amazing macarons as we discovered over the next few days. We visited this place at least 3 times.

My brush pen was drying up which gave the drawing a chunky quality. I had left the replacement cartridge in Geneva. The color was done with a tiny travel color pencil set my mom got me a few years ago.

A few photos from Tuesday.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Prochain l'arrêt: Annecy!

I was working on my comic journal while we were on the bus from Geneva to Annecy, so I didn't draw anything in my sketchbook from the first day in Annecy. But here are some photos!

Les calicots pour la festival flotter au-dessus la rue.
(Banners for the festival hang above the street.)

Le linon massif de La Pâquier
(The massive lawn of Pâquier Parc)


Séance au-dehors à "Secret of Kells" en Français à écran grand
(Outdoor screening of "Secret of Kells" in French on the giant screen)

There are some more photos here. I'll be doing a more extensive review of the films I enjoyed, but I have some sudden freelance that has come up as well as previous projects to catch up on.

Friday, June 25, 2010

The Salève

On Sunday June 6th, we took a bus to the edge of Switzerland and walked over the border to France to hike the Salève. A 5 minute cable car ride and we were nearly at the top of the mountain. Another half hour of hiking through the woods and we were in a grassy fields overlooking Geneva, the Lake, and the French countryside with cow bells ringing musically in the wind.

Hiking photos here.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Palais du Nations

We walked all over Geneva on June 5th, ending at the United Nations where World Environment Day was being held in Parc d'Ariana.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Drawing and Painting at the Queens Botanical Garden this Saturday!

Come join me this coming Saturday June 26th at the Queens Botanical Garden! Here's the official spiel:

Drawing and Painting in the Garden
Saturday, June 26th, 11am to 3pm
Fee: free with admission

Join local artist Alisa Harris in drawing and painting at the Queens Botanical
Garden. We will be sketching in several areas of the Garden. All ability levels
are welcome. Please bring your own art supplies. Children must be attended by
an adult. Meet at the Cherry Circle at 11am.

Alisa works in animation and is self-published cartoonist. She also coordinates
the NYC branch of Sketchcrawl which is a worldwide drawing marathon. Her
website is

The Queens Botanical Garden is located at 43-50 Main Street Flushing, NY Take the 7 train or the Port Washington Branch of the LIRR to Flushing Main Street. More detailed directions can be found here:


Bonjour! I just got back from a lovely trip to Switzerland and France! I took tons of photos, saw lots of inspiring animated films, got a bunch of sketching done and ate a ridiculous amount of cheese, bread, chocolate and gelato. It'll take me some time to get through everything, but for now here are some sketchbook drawings of my first non-jet-lagged day in Genève.

Flowers on Jackie's kitchen counter.

A building, a fountain and an eagle sculpture in Genève.

Some sketches from a shady bench.

I also posted a first round of photos here.

Wednesday, June 02, 2010


The last of the food watercolors.

Je vais cette semaine a voir quelques court metrages d'animation et manger beaucoup cornichons et fromage. I'll be keeping a sketch journal which I'll be posting from when I get back. Keep an eye out in June for the launch of Cooking Up Comics which many of you have been so patient in waiting for. All that patience deserves at least a teaser image of the final art, so here you go!

A bientot!