Archive for February, 2012

Castle Zine Out NOW! (Plus drawings, and a watercolor.)

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012

Castles: Observational Drawings From France 2011 is now available! It is 18 pages, 5.5″ by 8.5″ pamphlet.

A collection of observational sketches I drew while on a two-week trip to France in October 2011. I visited seven medieval structures during my time there: five castles, one monastery, and a single tower, in the center of Paris.

Each zine comes with two randomly chosen buttons! The button designs are exclusive drawings that aren’t featured in the book. There is also a new Castle Combo Pack, where you can get all my castle products, plus all four tower buttons!

Available at THE STORE!

You can view the entire thing on my site here: link

Here’s a drawing of Château de Langeais that was cut from the final zine:

And here are a bunch of random drawings that need to get posted (click to view larger):

Ah, and while I’m here, there’s been another watercolor painting added to The Store. This time of Jesse Pinkman, from the TV show Breaking Bad:

Click to purchase!

You can see all the watercolors that are available at The Store under the tag ‘ORIGINAL ART.’

And of course, commissions are still open!

(PHEW. Not quite caught up with the updates, but close!!)

Self-Portraits, February 2012

Wednesday, February 8th, 2012

Castle Zine Update, a Drawing and Rambling

Monday, February 6th, 2012

The castle zine is coming along! I recently laid out and printed a mock-up of it. It contains all my observational castle drawings from France. It’s titled… Castles. I’m going to be printing up final copies this week.

This photo is so-so until you notice my eyes on the bottom of it.

Now, a drawing and a rambling:

I don’t understand my mood swings right now. I can be incredibly depressed, agonizingly, crumpled to the floor sobbing; or I can feel really good, talking to people and feeling generally positive and bubbly. I have a theory: I’ve always categorized myself as an optimistic person. I look on the bright side of situations, and I genuinely like a variety of things. I’m critical and judgmental, yes, but not negative. But I’m terrifically bummed out right now. I think your early twenties are meant to be a struggle: finding your own two feet, carving niches, yadda yadda yadda. I’m having a hard time. So I think, situationally, I feel awful. I’m not thriving and it’s difficult. And yet, through all this gloomy netherworld I find myself emotionally in, my true personality continues to shine through. It’s getting chaotic; I’m agape at times, with how happy I am, and I think, “Was I really so sad yesterday? How is that possible?” And when the sadness hits, I can’t understand how I could feel happy again. But I remember it all, and I remember happiness comes, even if I have no clue what it is.

I suppose this is all good, really. Struggle is struggle. I’m thankful for where I am, and I look forward to where I’m going. Ah well. I’m writing this in a good mood. Catch me tomorrow, we’ll see how I am.

New Watercolors For Sale!

Saturday, February 4th, 2012

I was accepted to CAKE, the Chicago Alternative Comics Expo! I’m really thrilled about it.

I’m going to be making watercolors this month to pay for the table. Here two new ones for sale, and more are on the way (click the images to purchase!):

There are also lots of other things you can get at THE STORE, and I am available for COMMISSIONS.

Thanks! Your help is really appreciated!

Hourly Comics 2012 – Day Two

Friday, February 3rd, 2012

Click here to read Day One.


Hourly Comics 2012 – Day One

Thursday, February 2nd, 2012

This year I had a bit of a mix-up, so I made hourlies for two days. Tomorrow I’ll post Day Two.