Wednesday, February 27, 2013
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
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
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
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
Saturday, February 02, 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. Brittney Sabo Tara Abbamondi Alison Wilgus Dan Berry Raina Telgemeier Dave Roman Boumeries 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