I’m buried in work. I break for family time between 5-8, then back to work til 10-11p every night through April and hopefully not May, but we’ll see! Meanwhile, sharing these rejected character designs.
I hope you have a lovely week!
happy, happy diwali everyone!
I want to believe that my thoughts are these cute, encouraging creatures. Ones that push me to create and succeed. But I know they’re a bit more sinister.
My thoughts have been racing as I learn about publishing and being an author. As an illustrator I was protected from the constant reviews, awards and opportunities that are either had or not. The insecurities around other authors. The scrutiny of my work, my words and my choices. I fight myself and my thoughts to keep creating.
Because I want to believe in this vision of an artist’s life. That it’s full of love, color and hope. I want to believe that for our country, our world as well.
So I focus on the things I can control – making good art and good stories. And I live with my cute, sinister thoughts and try not to let them swallow me whole.
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I’ve been traveling around promoting PASHMINA and unfortunately had to cancel this weekend’s Seattle and Dallas signings due to illness.
I am recouping and back on the road Monday. I hope to see you in Chicago at Anderson’s Bookshop on November 1st. I will also be at the YALSA Symposium in Louisville on November 4th. And to cap it all off, I’ll be at the Miami Book Fair November 17-18. More information about my events here.
And at home in San Francisco, I’m honored to be featured in the Cartoon Art Museum‘s reopening exhibit which will be up until February.
Thank you, always, for your support. I hope to see some of you on the road!
The free spirit ($45, available)
The adventurer (sold)
Inktober is one of my favorite artist community activities. I will participate as much as I can this year (not daily because I’ll be on the road most of the month). Here’s my first two… it’s been a very long time since I’ve drawn things just for fun. It feels very, very good.
All inktober drawings are available for purchase if you’re the first to contact me. They measure 2.5×3.5 on bristol board made with a combination of brush pen, gold paint, and a dash of colerase pencils. I will update the post when they’re gone!
I am off to Alaska on Friday for a mini-con and camping with cartoonists! I’m nervously excited. If you’re in Juneau, please come by!
Every Feb 1st cartoonist participate in hourly comics day. I couldn’t finish my day because I was preparing for my artist residency at Disney, but I finally finished this week (while battling the flu!) so here it is! Also, hope to see you this weekend at Wonderground Gallery for my second weekend as their artist in residence.