Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Abrams Spring Catalog

Lookie! The Abrams Spring 2011 catalog! (I'ts online here.)

And look who's on page 26-27! In a TWO PAGE SPREAD!

Every year I make little personalized name-place-holders for my family for Thanksgiving dinner, and here are the ones I made this year! (there are words in the leaves) My parents Patty & Maurice, and brother Brian are up here in New York sharing the holiday with me and my 'new family members' Kurt and Diana.

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

Monday, November 15, 2010

"Bored to Death" comic con extra

Back in May I was an extra for the HBO show Bored to Death, where they set up a fake comic con at Brooklyn Lyceum. (Yup, where King Con was last weekend!) The episode "Super Ray is Mortal" finally aired, so you can see me in the background! (Click to see larger)

And here is a pic of me and my comic-tablemate Maja Szychowska with our friend Dean Haspiel, who is the basis of Zach Galifianakis' character! He also does all the comic art for the show and recently got a creative emmy for his work on the opening credits.

The crew got Bored to Death wine. And yes, it tastes good!

More pics from the set (including me with Zach) and our viewing party are on Facebook.

King Con All Girl Panel

Here are some photos from King Con (Brooklyn's comic con) at Brooklyn Lyceum last weekend!

I made my comic panel debut an all female panel called "Hips, Lips, & Pencil Tips: The Sexual Female as Feminist Focal Point." We discussed topics such as how sexuality plays into our work, why comics serve as a suitable medium to express these topics, our experience as women in the comics industry, etc. We represented a good variety of backgrounds and aesthetics, so I think that fostered an especially colorful discussion!

It was moderated by erotica writer Rachel Kramer Bussel...

The panel included comics artist & writer Jennifer Hayden...

Comic artist & booth babe Paige Pumphrey...

Comic book writer & editor Valerie D'Orazio...

And yours truly...

One of the directors Regan Jaye Fishman spoke to BUST MAGAZINE about our panel! Read the article here.

And our panel got a shout-out in TIME OUT NYC.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Blue Ridge Art Show

Sorry it took me so long to post these photos from my ART SHOW at Blue Ridge Community College! (Technical difficulties...) The show is still up for another couple weeks if you'd like to catch it, but otherwise here are the pictures!

I hung illustrations that inspired scenes in my graphic novel "Page by Paige" as well as pages from the book showing how those drawings were adapted. They gave me a lot of wall space and I was quite determined to fill it. (Click to see larger)

I also gave a couple ARTIST TALKS to the students and faculty, discussing how my experiences have influenced my process and how my little art-therapeutic-sketchbooks evolved into a graphic novel. Everyone was incredibly lovely and seemed to forgive me for my rambling tangents!