Here are a few images of me working on my weekly web comic, “Cheering Up Mom!” . This photo series shows a bit of the process from start to finish of the comic “bitch” from last week. Feel free to subscribe to my weekly email updates here. (thanks to Barb Foss for the photos!)
A study for a road-trip comic I’m making with Wm. Kuskin of CU Boulder’s Literature program. He tells a heartfelt tale of taking his daughter cross-country to see New Orleans after the hurricane. Why? He’s antsy after doing childcare alone for 3 weeks while his wife pursued her academic career in Shakespeare in London. Not much of a scandal, but quite a tale follows. More to come! I’m glad to be working in this more realistic vein. Never thought I’d do a biker story (I ride a Kymco scooter myself), but it helps me feel aligned with my comics roots—falling in love with Fantagraphic’s edge in Seattle, years ago. May it serve me well. Enjoy.
After finally finishing my MFA and thesis performance (trailer to be edited soon and posted), as a collaboration with a gifted professor of English Lit at CU Boulder, I created the art for his online course about comics. Playing with persona, the professor (pictured in page 1 below as a sillhouette) parks his motorcycle outside the GRUPPENTECH NETWORK AND ROBOTIC EDUCATION (G.E.N.R.E.) building and proceeds into the lab to be injected into the “grid” by the mad scientists of the university’s online education program. I had a blast creating this piece and have one more page to ink, but couldn’t wait to throw these online. Kuskin and I enjoyed collaborating so much, we’re about to work on a piece about his Harley trip down to New Orleans after Katrina hit. Hopefully we’ll see that soon! Enjoy!
Couldn’t resist drawing this picture of my parents with their grandchildren after they dressed as superhero grandparents for halloween. (Eli’s my little boy crawling on the ground).