November 30, 2012

So many languages and one little word

This is a conversation I had with an American friend during my April visit in Stockholm.
Say what you will, though: sometimes English just doesn't cut it.

(I'm on a train to Munich right now, suckaaaaaaaaz!)

November 24, 2012

But Who

This week I had my two remaining wisdom teeth removed and accordingly spent the rest of the week indoors, watching Doctor Who and ingesting soup. Also I have a thing for evil blonde masterminds now

See you Tuesday for a super-special long post! Schönes Wochenende.

November 23, 2012

Commission Post: Hunter S. Thompson

My dear (and only female) cousin Lauren got her commission in the mail this week! She requested an illustration to go with this quote by Hunter S. Thompson. I sent her a couple rough ideas of what I thought could go with it, and after she gave her approval, I drew this.

November 9, 2012

Random Friday Sketchpost: Blinding You With Science

I took to sketching some of the scientific experimentathingamajiggerbobs going on at my employer's. Happy Friday!

November 6, 2012

Are you my mother?

It's my mom's birthday this week. Happy birthday, mom! She is a funny lady.

November 3, 2012

Weekend Workpost: Comics Workshop!

One of the perks of my current job is the opportunity to try my hand at hosting my own stuff. This includes comics workshops, the second of which took place on Wednesday. The concept was getting French and German-speaking participants to write a short comic together about cultural differences they'd experienced in either Germany or France. The comics that came out of this were "bang on" (as the saying goes) and it was incredible to watch everyone putting together a comic.

I also got to expound a bit on different writing techniques I've observed and used in writing my own comics. I illustrated my points with samples of my own stuff (including a sneak-peek of something coming up in January 2013... shhhhh), as well as material by C. Spike Trotman and Natalie Nourigat (used with gracious permission).

All in all, it's something I could totally envision doing on a regular basis.

(The brilliant pictures on the wall are by my friend Sarah.)

November 2, 2012

Random Friday Post: Consider This A Fair Warning

This week Halloween happened and so I dressed up on Wednesday as Lisbeth Salander. I had to go to work in this outfit so I nixed the black makeup and dyeing my hair, but I did wear a fake nose ring all day and a shirt with the "ARMAGEDDON WAS YESTERDAY TODAY WE HAVE A SERIOUS PROBLEM" slogan. I plan on wearing this shirt on my flight to Stockholm on Dec. 21 (a day early, yes, but it's for effect).

One of the things I struggle with when I draw people is correct posture: as you can see, one half of Lisbeth is facing one direction, her legs and shoes are doing I-don't-know-what. I am attempting to fix this by drawing from life more.