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music makers + action

I wanted to finish this before Father’s Day but I didn’t have the time. I couldn’t celebrate with my family because I was in Denver for their Comic-con. While I was there the news of the administration taking a zero tolerance stance on immigration filled my news feed. Photos of children kept in cages and separate from their parents. I wanted to tune out, numb myself and disengage.

In the the last 10 years I built my art career and generally feel proud of my accomplishments. As the news of this horrific practice released I began to regret my life choices. Why didn’t I become a lawyer, doctor, advocate? I have no skills to help in these situations. I asked myself, what can I do to combat these atrocities?

I can draw. I can create and I can use that skill to raise money and awareness. My voice is small but I will not remain silent. I will not sit idly by as babies are ripped from their mothers. Mothers whose only crime is to seek asylum from trauma in their home countries.

Today I will run an auction on twitter of rare pieces of art (Disney art, variant cover comics and art collections) I will begin posting at 1pm and close each auction at the end of the hour. All money will be donated here. Next week I will create ink drawings and sell them to raise money. I will continue to find ways to help.

Please consider donating. Or signing up to provide support here. Or calling your reps. We have to fight for justice. Together.

 

for your hair

the sun is also a star

One of my favorite books from the few books I read for my book club last year was The Sun is Also a Star. I drew this quick drawing of the main characters, Natasha and Daniel.

I hope you have a lovely week!

nihara + new items

I’m back from a whirlwind trip to Anaheim for Wondercon. We released some new products there that are now in the shop – a limited edition cupcake warrior tote bag and snuggling sea turtle notepads. Every purchase over $15 will received a free calendar (while supplies last).

  

I hope you have a great week!

we meditate

Another commission that I love – it’s all I have time for between my book projects and preparing for Emerald City Comicon. I will be exhibiting at booth 409 with the supremely talented Lyla Warren who will have a slew of seedlings for sale.

I will also speak on a few panels about Pashmina. I hope to see you in Seattle.

Stay strong & hopeful.

i’m home

It’s been awhile since I’ve drawn for myself. Hope to squeeze a few more in before the end of the year.

I hope you have a warm weekend!

music in you

For my love – happy birthday Nicky!

summer reads

illuminated

baby barish

After working five weeks non-stop it feels very good to be home. I will be traveling a lot this year and working on new projects that will be announced sometime soon (I hope). My time for personal art is minimal. This image has been floating in my head for weeks – our daughter absolutely loves barish (rain) just like me.

I will be speaking on a panel this Saturday through CAAMfest about Pashmina and storytelling along with some stellar folks – Thi Bui who’s beautiful graphic memoir just released, The Best We Could Do.  Innosanto Nagara who wrote the essential kids book, A is for Activist. If you’re in Oakland please come by!

I will be in Cleveland in April as well as Juneau, Alaska. You can always see my upcoming events here.

I hope you have a wonderful week!

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