Friday, October 28, 2011

Emily Carroll comics

Have you been reading Margot's Room all month by Emily Carroll? If not you should have. In fact it's never to late, go now. I can wait. Wasn;t that fantastically good? You're welcome!

Here's the whole reason for this post - I love Ms. Carroll's comics. Love them. Love her style, love her sense of pacing but most of all I love what she does with comics online. Sure I love her book formats but her stuff really sings online. The ability to not have a page format to adhere to. To link section to section to ensure the pace of the comic (at least a little) No looking ahead! It's fantastic!

If she is ever going to have a pay service (you know to make money doing this!). I think I'd have to find a way to pay to get to see these comics. And it'll be worth every cent! (Or dollar... Whichever. It'll be worth it!)

I'm 100% serious.

Lucky for broke-ass me, they're still free.

Now click the title of this post and go read all her other comics.

And yeah - you're welcome for that too.

Monday, August 15, 2011

LWA IR Project

So to earn my badge for the LWA IR: World Traveller I am going to tell how to mail a letter from a country that is not mine (Italy) and I am going to use this little Magical Postal Girl (MPG) Maillory to do it. I hope you like her <3 I do! She has an enormous crush on Mr. Zip and maybe I should make more MPGs. <3

Saturday, August 13, 2011

CheckMate Update is coming...

sooooooooooooooooooooooooooo sloooooooooooooooooooooooowlyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

I don't know why but this page is just dragging me down...
this is totally what I look like when working on a page too.


Saturday, July 9, 2011

DokiDoki CheckMate Announcement

This references my webcomic. <3

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Web Comic

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Thoughts on the Real Zombie Holocaust

I know, if the title of this lured you on thinking I was going to wax emotional on all the tech zombies and drug zombies currently wandering the earth, I'm sorry, this isn't about them at all. Instead I'm going to post my thoughts on a few disturbing articles I have read about the state of the world's oceans. It's pretty bleak.

June 19, 2011; the Tampa Tribune printed an article titled "Underwater Noise Effects Examined." In it, they described the findings of research done about how all that extra noise we put in the oceans is affecting the life there. It's not just the sonar either. Loud engines, underwater industrial tools, etc. Remember how bad it is to tap on the glass of an aquarium? Imagine playing drums on one then adding a blender and some deathmetal. Welcome to the tranquil undersea world? Hardly.
The article states: "In the past decade, beaked whales washed ashore with bleeding around the brain shortly after exposure to midfrequency sonar. Researchers figured out that stranded bottlenose dolphins often were nearly deaf."
Horrifying, isn't it? It's as I'd someone has cone into your home and is randomly using an airhorn against your head - over and over and you can't make them stop. You just have to take it and do your best. Since we're just now starting to think it should be researched no one takes it seriously - and no one does until the situation is so bad they don't need all the proof anymore.

Today, June 21, 2011; there was an article titled "Health of oceans 'bleak,' scientists say." This article discussed that the current die off of oceanic species would rival past mass extinctions. I don't know about the rest of you out there but extinction is a terrifying word to me. In a report being presented to the United Nations, scientists have pooled together all their small tragedies they have been watching all over the globe separately and in doing so they've found out we're all pretty screwed. "The report says the troubles from global warming and other factors are worse in combination. Factors include dead zones from farm run-off, an increase in acidity from too much carbon dioxide and melting sea ice, along with overfishing." The report goes on to state that we are facing losing entire ocean ecosystems, like a coral reef, within a generation.

Imagine a dead ocean. Devoid of life it would be empty and barren and with the current direction of things - rising. That is where the zombie comes in. It's a dead entity rising and laying waste to the still living. Like all horrors we are making it and unlike the shambling reanimated corpses the dead ocean is unstoppable.

I don't know, I just thought it was something to think about.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

World Oceans Day

Oh World Oceans Day. How you catch me so unaware I learn of you only by Owney's twitter... And Owney has been dead forever but he is more up to date than me. :(

Sorry this is crapilly done - It was done while working on the probably destined to be late page 9 of DokiDoki. I love sharks and whales. What do people kill? Sharks and Whales! Knock it off! Finning is way worse than... Well anything plus THE FINS HAVE NO TASTE! WTF. Put tofu in! Same thing but less crazy craziness and ocean destruction.

Killing whales - also a tragically bad idea. But we all know that.

Speaking of - it really says something of us as a species when we look for the loopholes to be crazy/creepy/violent to ourselves and others. I mean heck - people whose religion forbade the spilling of blood came up with more horrible crazy ways to torture people - just no mess of blood. What the heck? Nutty.

What does this post have to say about anything? NOTHING. It has NOTHING coherent because the whole time I am typing it my brain is running in tight circles going OMG THE COMIC OMG THE COMIC. So...


Monday, June 6, 2011

Television : White Collar

Awww this was done so quickly as a way to procrastinate on page 9 of DokiDoki CheckMate.
I am so excited to watch this tomorrow. I love it!

I may so one of these for all my shows as they come back.

Or not. I'm seriously trying to focus... Summer.... Car issues... *sob*
I may definitely do one for Dark Shadows.... <3

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

No life

Remember way back when I shared my shock that Gustave Dore was hot? I shared it with everyone at My Daguerrotype Boyfriend. I'm glad people besides myself can look at old photos and say "wow he was hot!"

Check it out!

And I totally mean that in the check it out sort of way. <3

Saturday, April 23, 2011

pergamano & midtone demo

This was the parchment piece I did for my grandma's birthday. Lots of embossing hole punchign and tiny scissor cutting. And man does the cutting leave my fingers a mess!!!

And now my demos for midtone paper.

i <3 midtone paper.
I wish my students liked it as well as I do... Although I had one student this year who did her final series using midtone paper and did her shoes. It was pretty radical!

(Now back to work on the comic!)

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Read the Comic Clearly...

You should always always read the comic... But...

I'm sort of really excited for the movie.

That goes double for Cap!!!

f*ck yeah Cap!!!!!

And I/m not emotionally invested in Green Lantern so regardless I can enjoy this movie.

Unless it is a crapfest like Last Action Hero.

BTW: Pirates of the Caribbean looks good too. (Just keep bringing back Barbossa!!)

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

DokiDoki CheckMate Preview

Sorry I've been a mite absent here! It's because if I'm not getting my artistic act together for demos for my class I am working hard on DDCM with all my meager might! Here, just so you can see the ways I torture and torment myself...

I swear I just live to torture myself...

Monday, February 28, 2011

New Project!

So I have been putzing about with some ideas for a webcomic sort of thing for a while. Now - there are some warnings:
  1. It's a fairy tale setting. Princes, Knights, magical hoodoo, talking horses, fairies, etc.
  2. It's cute boys in love. You're not going to see any hot guy on guy action - sorry! I would not be able to pull that off at all. But I wanted to tell you if you are bothered by boys kissing, hugging, loving other boys this is not for you. Sorry! My other stories may eventually interest you. (Well maybe not Midnight... But Abracadabra for sure has no romance at all!!)
  3. It will update when I can... Meaning... When I can get a page done and uploaded. Seriously it takes me some time and the idea of making a set schedule so I can fail at it does not appeal to me at all. So the schedule is: When there's a new page it's there! Sorry... :( Maybe if this makes me a better artist then I can set a schedule.
  4. There is no number 4. If I had thought this through in an awesome way there would be no number 1 and I would go to six and say WHO IS NUMBER ONE!!!???
  5. Kudos to anyone who understands the meaning of #4.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Dunkin Card

This is the image i made for my brother's Dunkin Donuts card. Did you know you can add art to them? It's worth it!!! I have one with Tetin's grinning head on it. <3 But my bro gets Richard Sala styled Ultimate Captain America and Red Skull. <3 POW! Way to punch nazis Cap!! <3 <3

So is anyone as excited for the movie as I am? <3 <3 <3

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day!

Well. Valentine's day. <3 I love you all but today only. Sorry. My black, rock-like heart only handles so much love on a daily basis.... Unless you're Tim Gunn. I give him forever endless platonic love!! FOREVER!! <3
If you can't tell this fat cupid is made out of paper and assembled by hand by me with little accents added by colored pencil. The eyes and mouth? Cut paper. Yeah you know it. All the letters? Cut paper. The bowstring? REAL STRING. Well thread. Seriously. I question my sanity over making these.


Friday, February 4, 2011

Happy Year of the Rabbit

Here's the New Year card I sent out. Cut paper!!! Tradition!!! A fun bunny. <3 He's sitting on a pink envelope here - these were sent out in GOLD ENVELOPES!!!

I love Gold Envelopes.

*sings* I've got a golden tiiiicket.... <3

Tuesday, January 4, 2011


the pencils for a watercolor postcard. <3
What can I say? I like hobo clown mimes. Well when I draw them....