Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Cats In progress

I started this story in the spring of 2011. I started inking it about a month ago and finally feel kind of in the swing of it. A couple of my crack editors recommended adding a few extra panels, so I'll have to go back to drawing before I finish it completely.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Drippy Season

All the leaves are gone and the nest in the tree across the street from my house is once again visible. I hope one day to see one of these in real life.

Friday, October 25, 2013

mushroom season

I've fallen in love with mushrooms this fall. They are everywhere in the forests, meadows and yards of Seattle where I walk my dog. I've been making up my own names for them. Maybe next year I'll learn to identify them for real.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

procrastination or getting into the swing of things

Virginia and I are working on some Halloween costume designs. Superpuppy for Ginger and Toothless (the book version) for her. I got help with ears, wings and horns from a blog called Sugar Tart. The woman who does it has an amazing tutorial on how to make an awesome My Little Pony costume.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

cat in a dress

I've been puzzling out whether to draw the tail coming out of a little hole in the skirt of the dress, or whether the tail should just stay under the dress.

Friday, May 10, 2013

Black & White

For years I've been making comics with color or grey tones done in Photoshop. I've become tired of so  much time working on the screen. Comics take time, but I want to find a way to spend more of that time working on the paper. I haven't done much shading and blacks with a pen and ink in a long time. It's feeling a little awkward, but also kind of like going home.

Thursday, April 4, 2013


I've been thinking about how to color comics a lot lately because I want to get away from computer color and try something more tactile like colored pencil or water color. That said, I want to keep the general palette and approach to color that I've developed on the computer. When I was figuring out how to color Watergate Sue, my husband showed me some comics by Fumiko Takano - a strip called Miss Ruki

I love how simple it is and how she leaves a lot uncolored. Her work kind of gave me "permission" to only color the parts of the panels I was interested in coloring. You can see her influence in Watergate Sue.

Friday, March 8, 2013

Ink Goddess

this is one of the drafts of an illustration I did for the poster for the upcoming University of Florida comics conference focussing on women creators and characters: "A Comic of Her Own."

here's the poster!

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Some work in progress!

I'm working on this right now. It's going to be about 20 pages. It's called "The Egg Room." I started it at ACA in Florida, but it's something I've been thinking about since 2005 or so.