In my generosity / to save myself time, I made a flowchart to head off this question I get at every convention.
I am going to make open-sourced art for everyone resisting Trump. The Queers #Resist sign is my first, but more to come! Please download either the 8.5x11 one or the square one for your sign or facebook usage. You can also download the original vector files if you want to download them bigger or smaller. #RESIST! Link is HERE
On the many benefits of going for a walk.
I was commissioned by Swarthmore College to create this comic and inside page for their alumni magazine!
Working with Courage Campaign, I designed this billboard supporting Colin Kaepernick's patriotic protest of police violence. As this ABC News article says:
The digital billboard on I-80 near the Bay Bridge was created by the Courage Campaign. It reads "Patriotism" with a photo of Colin Kaepernick next to it.
The Courage Campaign is an online movement aimed at raising awareness of issues like economic justice, human rights and corporate and political accountability. Tim Molina, one of the campaign creators, said they back Kaepernick's message.
"Patriotism isn't rising for a national anthem or following a flag, it is fighting to make this country the best country it can be," Molina said, "Black lives matter and the protest Kaepernick is doing, is just supporting that".
Excited to announce that I have been added to this show! Will show art about the Lexington Club along with other amazing artists, plus a screening of Never a Cover. Qulture Collective, 6:00PM on Friday, September 2nd 2016.
ClimateTruth.org asked me to design a big poster with their core values on it, and this is my work on it so far. Still some tweaks to work out, but I am happy with the big circle shape!
Here is the first draft set of my Girl-on-Girl Scout Badges! Edits to come, and then I will be printing them as real buttons.
Fun times with Adobe After Effects.
Look at me go! Story was about the Lexington Club. Radar Productions is a reading series featuring queer writers once per month at the San Francisco Public Library.
This afternoon, I was looking back at the light animation work I did for Forecast the Facts on April Fools Day 2015 (now ClimateTruth.org.) I was pointing out how likely contenders for president were climate deniers. Donald Trump didn't enter the race until two months later, and now these more standard Republicans look... well, quaint in comparison. I hope Trump, who says climate change is a "hoax" invented by the Chinese, doesn't make fools of us all.
See how in my blog post titles, there are two versions of each letter? It's not a Squarespace font, it's my own handwriting, which I painstakingly made into a font. I achieve the variation with upper and lowercase letters programmed, even though they all appear to be upper case. I stole this trick from the wonderful Alison Bechdel :)
I recently designed this nifty graphic for ClimateTruth.org, explaining how and what Exxon knew about climate change for decades. I'm proud that this went out to their list and the response has been positive. I hope to create more cartoony emails in the future.
The Moth was kind enough to send me the video from my performance in Berkeley. I won this particular StorySLAM, and have been back to perform more times.
In addition to drawing and making cartoons, I also love telling super personal stories in front of hundreds of people. A LOT. The stage makes me feel very at home.
That being said I was still surprised and honored to win a Moth Story SLAM at the Berkeley Freight and Salvage last Wendesday. The laughter and "mms" of acknowledgement as I was telling my story -- which was about getting punched in the face by a random woman on the street and then needing to find the pieces of my glasses -- made me feel like I was creating something out of that destructive experience. I was moved that you (listeners) were moved. Thank you very much.
I will be performing at the Moth GrandSLAM in October at the Castro Theater, and at BAWDY storytelling at the Verdi Club tomorrow. Stay tuned!
Hello! I will be coming back to Los Angeles -- where I spent my middle and high school years -- for WonderCon this year over the Easter weekend. I will be joining PRISM comics and Stacked Deck Press to promote ALPHABET, an epic anthology featuring (so!) many queer cartoonists. Learn more about ALPHABET and the contributors and editors here!
In the past I have been something of a black and white purist in my print comics. It is so much cheaper to print, for one thing, and most of my very favorite comics are in black and white. I'm experimenting now with a comic that could be in color -- although I will probably still print it in b&w in addition to compare.
This is a story where color can add a sense of smell and temperature. I'm working on world building at the moment.