Turning Red

We watched Turning Red this weekend and haven’t stopped listening to the songs since. My 6 year old and I are definitely 4 townies! I think Turning Red might be my favorite pixar film to date.

Meanwhile I’ve been traveling a bit and invested in an ipad and pencil, so I am able to quickly sketch and it feels exciting to be able to draw from life again. I was recently in Houston through the Texas Book Festival and was able to read to some kids and it was precious.

I look forward to being able to share more drawings this year!

Weekend comics

The best part of my weekend was reading comics with my 6 year old. I hope you found some good moments, too.

Today is the last day of my $2 card and magnet sale.

STRONG cover reveal

I’m happy to share the cover reveal for our new children’s book, STRONG, written by Eric Rosswood and Rob Kearney. This was a joy to illustrate! It’s my first non-fiction picture book. It is an inspiring story of Rob Kearney and how he broke records as the world’s first openly gay strongman! Preorder here. Releases in May 2022.

world music + calendar

This is a new illustration that will appear in my 2022 calendar! It’s back after a year hiatus! Many folks contacted me about a calendar last year but I just didn’t have it in me. It was… quite a challenging year and the calendar requires a lot of work and I only break even on it. Anyway! It’s back! You can pre-order now, the price will increase after Oct 15th. We will ship later this year (estimated sometime in November).

Also I will be speaking at the Brooklyn Book Festival virtually with the wonderful graphic novelists Molly Knox Ostertag, Shing Yin Khor and Olivia Stephens this Sunday. You can register here for free.

I hope you’re having a lovely day!

Fall in love

I love fall. It’s my favorite season! Although it’s been in the 90s this week, I am ready with my cozy coats and soup recipes! I’m waiting for fall to know that it’s fall.

I hope you’re enjoying whatever season you’re in!

kauai kid

Soft tail

I’m regularly battling the exhaustion of work, life and the absence of normalcy. But as time marches forward I find small joys in nature and continue connecting through my work. I am participating in a free virtual author panel with Tandem Bay Area in a couple weeks. Please join if you’re interested!

Also, my debut written and illustrated book, WHAT WILL MY STORY BE, will now release on November 30th due to supply chain disruptions. Please pre-order it as well as other books because it seems these delays will continue through the holiday season.

I hope you’re finding small joys in your days.

Mama mermaid

My daughter has all kinds of awesome nicknames for her papa and I had none… so I asked her to give me one. She came up with Mama Mermaid and I thought about that as I was drawing this.

I hope you’re all safe and well.

title needed

I drew this and couldn’t come up with a title. Can you help?

Also, I’ve been hearing about a big supply chain shortages so if you can, please pre-order any books you’re looking forward to, including my last 2021 release, What Will My Story Be.

Be well!

flower crowns