Month: March 2015 :

Event Spotlight: Field Day Opening Night

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We got some great photos back from Jenn Farmer from First Friday at Field Day. She’s a fantastic photographer, and got some great shots of all the characters who came out for the opening, and she took some of my favorite new shots of me. Check out the whole nights over at the Field Day Facebook.

I took photos of all my pieces right before framing them, and those are included here as well.

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My amazing buddy Lauren came out for the show, and she’s 6 months pregnant! Glamorous mama. We’ve worked on various art teams together in the past, and have some exciting new ones coming up in the future. I also cannot wait to meet her baby girl.

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The Latest Online:

Huffington Post : I was included in this round-up of queer comic artists! While I haven’t been drawing comics about girls kissing girls for quite a few years, it was really fun to dig up some of my favorite pages and be included in this list!

Mimi Pond Interview : I was thrilled to see Jen Leonard interviewing Mimi Pond, who’s a fantastic cartoonist. I read “Over Easy” recently and absolutely loved it, from the diner drama intrigue to the glimpses of Oakland in the 70’s.

We Are Branch Project Spotlight : Speaking of… here’s the project spotlight on the Brand New Ways website! Shauna designed a fantastic styleguide and website for BNW, and this was our first website collaboration that I did development on. More on that shortly…

I’m with the band : To wrap it up, here’s a photoshoot I fell in love with over at I-D. I love the models, the Keith Richards-esque clothing, the falling on the ground, all of it. Great capture.

Noel Fielding Paperdoll

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I’m excited to share a new piece that went up in the show: the Noel Fielding Paperdoll! Noel is one of my absolute favorite comedians, playing the glam-rock zookeeper/shop worker/band frontman Vince Noir in the British comedy Mighty Boosh. This show was my favorite thing in college. He also plays a great amount of other characters in Mighty Boosh, paints bizarre colorful paintings, says witty things on Never Mind the Buzzcocks, has some of the best street style out there, and has allowed the world to see inside the dreamscape of his mind with his own show Luxury Comedy. Noel accompanies the Bill Murray Paperdoll I drew last year.

Also, last week we were both hanging shows! While I was hanging at Field Day, Noel was hanging at the Royal Albert Hall. Quite different locations, yes, but we happened to do the same shots:

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Right?? Follow Noel on twitter and Instagram!

Anyway, I hope you enjoy the new paperdoll! I couldn’t get nearly all of the outfits and accessories I wanted onto this piece, so there might have to be an additional page of outfits added. And prints, possibly. Let me know if you’re interested, I’m highly susceptible to suggestion.

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Be sure to check out the Noel Paperdoll and all my other new pieces this month at Field Day in Oakland. We had such a fun opening on Friday! Lots of sweet faces, everyone enjoyed the pieces, we sipped fancy tea from a cart on the sidewalk in the warm evening and dresses and photoshoots were had! Thank you everyone who came out for First Friday! I can’t wait to get photos back from the night!

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Quick Draw Comic and Upcoming Show

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I had a great time at Quick Draw in SOMA last week! Lots of great artists and visitors, and I even got to draw Adventure Time fanart! It’s a great place to kick off my comics diary for the year, they’re surprisingly slippery comics to put online, since feeling of-the-moment is so vital to both maintain my attention and for them to maintain their relevance! I’ve come up with a method that is fairly quick and spontaneous, but it STILL ends up taking a week from drawing, painting and scanning. I’ve been spoiled by the immediacy of Instagram, but there are several more comics lined up for the very-near future.

I’ve been busy chatting with clients and preparing for my new show this Friday! The workflow right before a show is intense, both creating new pieces that have lingered in dreams for months, and touching up projects that have sat unfinished. I’m excited by the array of pieces, from small sexy lady paintings to large tropical beaches, and I think they’re going to look great on the walls of Field Day!

I’ve been playing with my stop motion app as I work, here’s what I was painting this morning:

I’m still working on my final pieces for the show, I’ll see you this First Friday if you’re in Oakland!

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329 19th St, Oakland
6-10pm
More information and RSVP.

What I’m watching + Reading:

Russell Brand’s Revolution – Russell preaching to the future and change.
It’s Only Color – using color from nature for better design.
The Designer Who Gives Half His Work Away for Free – I’m still debating whether it’s a good model or not, but the intention is great!

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