Oh my! I’m off to set up my booth at Rose City Comic Con right now! This is my hometown show and I’m so excited to see everyone. I’ll be in ehxibitors with a HUGE booth all to myself—hopefully a GIANT Ushala banner will greet you! Find me at Booth 320 for TWO volumes of Ushala plus my newest picture book, Wanda’s Wart, and all my other books—and a giant swathe of prints, lots of cool magnets, handmade hairbows, and TONS of new jewelry. This show is the debut of my new premium charms—printed and laser-cut from WOOD! They are all woodland themed and unspeakably cute and fashionable. I can’t wait to see everyone!
Homage to Revolutionary Girl Utena, one of the most beautiful and life-changing animated series of all time. It was a huge influence on me when I was a teen and needed it most, and I love sharing it with so many others. Rose and lavender, the best combination ^^ Nice to have a happy moment for these two, right? You can get prints here and my dear Lucy in Bookland has an Utena tea available on Adagio you can get here! So delicious!
Here you go thegorgonist!
Kivar from Ushala at World’s End. Awesome webcomic, check it out!
Fanart of Kivar (looking much better than she’s doing in the comic at the moment btw) from my bestie, onfroi! Follow if you want to geek out about star trek ds9 and x-files right now, btw. Onfroi will hook you up!
A quiet conversation after a very bad dream. With chapter 3 we really slowed things down, taking time to develop some tensions and also tell some quieter stories. Don’t worry, things will end with action and chapter 4 will be crazy! We’re actually having an OFFICIAL SITE built right now, so my excitement is overflowing. In the meantime (and even afterwards, we’ll be mirroring) read on smackjeeves.
Yeah of course I’m a Sailor Moon fan. Somehow despite watching/reading it as a kid I never felt like I was a fan, but as an adult I know that it just happened—I it was a part of me that I was very pleased to have. Also I never paint acts and this was such a perfect opportunity! You can get a print here.
More sketches from the zoo! This was done after the move to the DC area and were drawn at the Smithsonian National Zoo (which is amazing)!
Nicole’s elephants are so sweet!
Robin Robinson continues to cheat at her zoo sketches, because these are from the Field Museum and are less life drawings than dead drawings. But taxidermy animals hold still so well! Whiel sketching there I did think about how many other artists have sketched these specimens, how many books have lions or rhinos in them that match the museum’s poses?
bird bird bird! For new followers, I have a weekly art challenge blog with fellow illustrator Nicole Allin called Tuesday Zoo! We are dong zoo sketches while she moves across country, but we’ll be back to absurd animals soon enough!