Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Guest recipe comic from Marguerite Dabaie

Kicking off guest comic month a week early over at Cooking Up Comics with a sweet strip from Marguerite Dabaie for Samoan Panikekes! View the whole comic and learn more about Marguerite's work at the link above.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

BBQ Sweet Potato Fries and website updates

It's new recipe comic time: BBQ Sweet Potato Fries at Cooking Up Comics

If you are an observant one, you may notice that I updated the blog a bit this past week. I'm planning to redirect my website domain to this site. So this is where my updated illustration and character design portfolios, reel, bio and online store live now. I also added a few new comics that I hadn't had on my old site. Take a look around the updated sections!

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Lunar New Year

Ever since I moved near downtown Flushing which has a large Chinese and Korean population, I've been doing a sketch or painting to celebrate the Lunar New Year! Here are 2012 (Year of the Dragon), and 2011 (Year of the Rabbit). Happy Year of the Snake!

Friday, February 08, 2013

Anne of Green Gables

This new book cover for an independently published version of an Anne of Green Gables collection has been making the internet rounds. As someone who was a skinny, freckled, reddish-haired, book loving kid, Anne was one of my heroes. My friend Cynthea is a fellow Anne aficionado and because we've both been talking about doing Anne art for a while, this terrible cover photo was the last straw. So here is my version of Anne as I remember her from the beloved first book of the series and equally beloved 1985 television mini series. Maybe it's not an image overhaul, but at least it follows her description in the actual book.
Another interesting tidbit I uncovered is that author L.M. Montgomery had used a magazine clipping of a young chorus girl and model Evelyn Nesbit as the visual inspiration for Anne. Nesbit posed for several artists including Charles Dana Gibson, famous for his "Gibson Girl" drawings. Having recently read the graphic novel Kiki de Montparnasse about the muse of Man Ray and many other European artists, it's still very interesting to me how many artists can find a muse in a single person.

Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Vegan Cornmeal Muffins

New recipe time at Cooking Up Comics! This week it's Vegan Cornmeal Muffins!

Saturday, February 02, 2013

Hourly Comic Day 2013

Yesterday was Hourly Comic Day! Here are my final pages. This was a fun exercise to remind me to draw on paper once in a while. I think the last time I drew in my "comic sketchbook" was last year's Hourly Comic Day. I've done lots of hourly comics in the past, some of them are on my site.
*I never did get that phone call and they didn't respond to my email either. Bummer.

EDIT: Here are a handful of my other favorite hourlies so far:
Brittney Sabo
Tara Abbamondi
Alison Wilgus
Dan Berry
Raina Telgemeier
Dave Roman
Adriana Blake
Sarah Becan
Carey Pietsch
Faith Erin Hicks
There are tons more posted on The Hourly Comic Forum and under the Twitter hastag #hourlycomicday