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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.

Meanwhile there have been some wonderful press about PASHMINA in Bleeding Cool, The Mary Sue and Electric Literature.

Thank you, always, for your support. I hope to see some of you on the road!

inktober

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!

alaskan adventure

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!

hourly comics day

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.

Bear jug band illustration

jug band + commissions

Commission ad
I’m excited to announce a new type of commission. I wanted to increase the access to my commissions and reduce the cost. I’m releasing no background commissions – they start at $500 and are first come, first serve. I will release 10 slots at a time. Read more about them here.
I’m off for the weekend – back on Tuesday! Have a happy week!

summer rain

Sloth and baby sloth hanging from tree

the slow life

independence day

grandadventure

Today is India’s independence day! This illustration is from 2011 (hard to believe!) which is around the same time that I was pitching Pashmina. Today I am finishing up the final step (copyediting) before sending over the entire book to my publisher – there will be minor changes along the way, but for all intents and purposes – I’m done!

And now I’ll start creating new illustrations – I have years of lovely moments that I can’t wait to draw ^_^

Happy, happy Monday!

happy valentine’s day

I granted permission to the Brightside to minimally animate my illustrations – it turned out beautifully! Happy Valentine’s day!

the shade of your love + live drawing

theshadeofyourlove

The hubbahubba was looking through my files and came across this custom illustrationfrom 2014 and he exclaimed “Hey, I’ve never seen this!” I forgot to share it soI am sharing it now ^_^ This couple wereengaged under a very unique treeand they wanted me to capture it. As with all commissions, I felt honored to work on something so meaningful.

Our zazzle shop is having a wonderful 50% canvas print sale with the code:ZAZZARTGIFTS the sale ends02/11/2016 11:59 PM PST!

Also! I will be live drawing this Saturday for valentine’s day at Modern Mouse in Alameda. More info here! Hope to see you there ^_^

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