Monday, December 27, 2010

Ganesh and some Hindu sculptures

A few more from drawing at the Met.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Merry Christmas!

I know a lot of people will be traveling this week, so I figured I'd post my Christmas Card from this year a bit early. It was originally done for the They Draw and Cook website (posted on December 1) and if you checked my blog earlier this month, you may have seen it already. Hope everyone enjoys their week!

Also, I joined twitter. I'm @ CookingUpComics if you want to see what kind of random stuff I post that's not necessarily art related.

Friday, December 17, 2010

This post actually has a happy ending!

This made me sad the other day: Cosmic Comics is closing! But then I found out that they're staying open under new management. I went to art school about 5 blocks from their store, yet only visited for the first time a few years ago. They are a nice little shop, hope the new management keeps them going! Cosmic Comics was also featured in Urban Nomad 3 in the story of the day Allan and I became domestic partners:

(Click image to see it full size)

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Stoned and Dangerous

One of the web projects I worked on launched in November, and here it is! It's a promo for Bride magazine with the catchy title "Stoned and Dangerous." Art direction and design by Chris Pace, Flash animation by me! You can add your picture via your computer or facebook and see what kind of bride you are! This is one of the reasons I was off the radar in September and October. It also got a writeup in The New York Times!

Monday, December 13, 2010


I went to the Met with Cynthea last week. We were disappointed that the costume institute was closed. But we sketched in the Asian wing and the zen garden.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Life Drawing

A few more one minute drawings and a four minute.

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Some comics news!

I just noticed Urban Nomad was reviewed by ComicsGirl in November! We met at King Con and she wrote a super sweet review on her blog. My favorite part:

"My favorite is the story of how she and her boyfriend Allan became domestic partners (for health insurance purposes — which I think is totally great). It’s sweet and simple and if you don’t want to hang out with them after reading this, something is wrong with you."

Thanks for the review, Eden!
Also, I have some photos and thoughts about the live reading at Bluestockings over on my other blog!

Me reading a story from Urban Nomad 3

Monday, December 06, 2010

Hope these posts aren't like a broken record!

A few more sketches from King Con. I forgot to bring an extra cartridge for my brush pen on Sunday but luckily I always have something to draw with. It still kind of fascinates me how my style changes depending on the tools I'm using.

Last night I did my first live reading from my comic "Urban Nomad" at Bluestockings, complete with visuals thanks to a loaned laptop. It was pretty cool to get immediate feedback from my work that most people read quietly on their own time. The event was for The Zinesters Guide to NYC which I've been mentioning a lot, and would make a great stocking stuffer for anyone who loves the Big Apple!

Friday, December 03, 2010

King Con 2

More sketches from November.

A reminder, I'll be at the Zinesters Guide to NYC reading this Sunday December 5th at Bluestockings at 172 Allen Street starting at 7 pm. I'll be reading a selection from Urban Nomad #3 and other contributors will be reading from their zines and comics as well. There will also be a vegetarian potluck! Hope to see some familiar faces!

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

They Draw and Cook

I have a holiday recipe illustration up on They Draw and Cook! It's partway down the page. Check it out!


I've decided that I'll be raising the internet prices for my mini comics in the next year to include the cost of shipping. My con prices will remain the same for the time being, but if you're interested in getting Urban Nomad at the low price of $5 and Counter Attack for $2, December is your last chance online! Sorry, I can still only ship to North America.

I also don't have a paypal link for Urban Nomad #3 since I only have a limited number of issues printed. BUT if you'd like a copy I'll be taking online orders until the end of December. Write in the paypal notes of Urban Nomad #2 that you'd like issue #3 instead. Or if you'd prefer, drop me an email. (alisamharris at hotmail dot com)

Check out the shop on my blog for preview pages and order info!

If anyone is interested in original art, my cupcake paintings are now available on the 6x6 Gallery website! I may be using the images for greeting cards in the new year. Anyone want to see cupcake cards?

This coming Sunday December 5th is another reading by contributors to the Zinesters Guide to NYC. This one will be at Bluestockings at 172 Allen Street starting at 7 pm. The evening includes live readings as well as a vegetarian potluck! So bring some veggie snacks and come on down. If you're interested in picking up a copy of the Zinesters Guide, let me know and I'll see if I can get you a sweet discount.