I drew at a little cafe downtown yesterday. Ice coffee, filtered sunlight...heaven!
So what have I been up to? Lots!
There was the Stumptown Comics Fest, which was GREAT this year. Fest director Kaebel Hashitani knows what he's doing and his team was on it. The guests were phenomenal. I spent about as much time away from my table as at it--there was so much I wanted to see!
Brett Warnock gave me this copy of Jess Fink's new book. I LOVED it. Whatever materials she's using (pencils and a wash?) really work. It's so pretty and warm.
I have a gallery show this month at Sequential Art Gallery, and I did a First Thursday event for the opening of that. I was on Geek in the City with Merrick Monroe to promote it.
^(That has to be the happiest face of mine anyone has ever caught on camera. I love it.)
On May 6 I had a signing at Powell's for Husbands!!! I got to meet Brad Bell, Jane Espenson, and Tania del Rio. We did a panel and Q&A with my studio mates Ron Chan and Ben Dewey as well. It was cool having so much of the creative team in one place. The crowd was great and we filled that Pearl Room space!
It felt full-circle for me because I found out about Periscope Studio at a Powell's author reading in the exact same place where Steve Lieber and Jeff Parker were speakers. I was a 19-year-old, making comics but badly wanting some IRL comics friends. Finding out about the studio changed everything for me.
I'm working away on It Girl issue #12. Mike Norton, Chynna Clugston, and I each get 8 pages--I think it's a really nice device for bringing the whole creative team together in the finale issue. I got my comp copies for #10 yesterday and I am SO happy with them. The issue drops May 15; be sure to pick it up!
I've been running for exercise. I'm finally finding the nice pockets for that in my neighborhood.
And I'm still a klutz. At least I have an outlet.
Lastly, I'll leave you with some new doodles. Until next time!