August 29, 2023

Walls

 

A two-panel comic in black and white. In the first panel, Claire is standing inside a small circle-shaped wall about as tall as her knees, staring down at it and saying "Hmmmm... Looks like it's safe to lower these walls". In the second panel, the wall shoots up so high that Claire is hidden, making a "woosh" sound. A speech bubble rises out of the top of the circular wall, saying "Just kidding haha."

One from the vault! Woosh.

 [ Oliver Sim - Romance With A Memory ]

August 15, 2023

Tuesday Fanart: John-Allison Weiss, "Wait For Me"

 

A three-panel comic in black and white with lyrics from John-Allison Weiss' "Wait For Me". In the first panel, Claire, a white person with short hair, is sitting in grass overlooking a valley with trees, a small river and mountains in the background with some snow on them. Text over the mountains says "I'm missing out on all the places I could go" The second panel shows a wooden table with two nearly-empty cocktails, two half-eaten bowls of snacks, two smartphones and a couple zines or sheets of paper. The text above says "the people I could know" The third panel shows Claire lying down on an L-shaped couch at night with one arm on their stomach, one behind their head and one knee up. The text above says "the nights I'm not alone".


Not waiting for anyone specific, just deemed these lyrics to be a vibe when I drew this.

[ John-Allison Weiss - Wait For Me ]

April 25, 2023

Clairikine + HX hit ComicInvasion 2022

A black-and-white comic titled "Clairikine + HX do Comic Invasion 2022". In the first panel, Claire is sitting at their table at Comicinvasion wearing a jeans jacket and a shirt that says "Thrice". Someone next to them says "Hi! I'm Claire" and Claire responds "Me too!" In the second panel, Claire and HX are sitting next to each other at their tables. Claire says " 'HX' table - where group projects go to die' and HX says "Ha ha ha. That's going in the autobiographical comic" In the third panel, a visitor tells Claire "I like your shirt! I really like seeing other queer folks who are into rock music." Claire thinks "Well this has made my entire day." The fourth panel has the caption "Vibing with other SPN fans". Claire is standing next to two people, one of which is wearing a shirt with the words "Carry On" against a ring of fire and above a Chevy Impala. Claire is clasping her hands and saying "OMG your shirt!!", with a caption pointing at her saying "on season 14". The fifth panel has the caption "5:30 vibes" and the text "the lights are on, but nobody's home". It shows Claire sitting at their table with eyes of two different sizes, staring into the void. The sixth panel shows Lara (wearing a "Yay Comics!" shirt), HX and Claire sitting around a table with drinks. HX says "We're doing a bit where we see who the first person to draw it is... it's Claire". Claire is looking at a blank sketchbook page with a pen in her hand. The seventh panel shows Claire drawing into the sketchbook while frowning and saying "This right here is why I never finish any of my long-form projects." Lara asks "The spontaneous stuff?" and Claire says "This spontaneous shit."
Two comics panels in black and white. In the first panel, Claire is tabling, and a visitor is pointing at their zines and asking "So tell me, which one is your favorite?" Claire responds "Oh! I love all my children equally." The second panel has the caption "5 minutes later" and shows Claire at her table, thinking "I don't care for Gob"
 
A four-panel comic in black and white. In the first panel, Claire and Lara are standing around a table that has been placed upside down and only has one leg left on it. Claire says "It's like the sword in the stone!" In the second panel, Lara reaches down to grab the table leg and says "For the honor..." In the third panel, she shouts "...of Grayskull!!" and is holding the table leg up in the air like She-Ra would hold her sword. In the fourth panel, Claire says "Can I put that in a comic" and Lara says "Sure!" as she walks away carrying the table leg.
 
ComicInvasion 2023 is nigh, so here are some comics chronicling my weekend at CIB22 in the presence of HX and friends! That's kickass festival director Lara demonstrating leadership in action in the final panels.
 
I have since then finished the television show Supernatural, be sure to ask for my Thoughts About The Finale at my table on May 6 & 7 at the Museum for Communication!

 

April 7, 2023

Questions

A two-panel black and white comic. In the first panel, we see a lakeshore at night, dotted with bare trees and bushes, and a forest in the background. Text in the top left and bottom left corners says "You've answered many of my questions" and "even the ones I didn't want to ask." A two-panel black and white comic. In the first panel, we see a lakeshore at night, dotted with bare trees and bushes, and a forest in the background. Text in the top left and bottom left corners says "You've answered many of my questions" and "even the ones I didn't want to ask." The second panel shows a desert landscape at night, with the caption “So why won’t You answer this one?” In both panels, the "Y" in "you" is capitalized.

 

It is, once more, Good Friday.

[ Thrice - Red Sky ]

March 21, 2023

Status Report

A four-panel comic in black and white, entitled "2022 Year In Review". The first panel has the caption "smiling wider" and shows Claire as seen in a Zoom call, drawing at their desk and smiling into the camera. The second panel has the caption "crying more" and shows Claire walking down Kaiserdamm street in Berlin wearing a hoodie, jeans jacket and jeans and Chucks, listening to music on her phone and crying. In the third panel, with the caption "laughing deeper", Claire is sitting on the U-Bahn, looking at something on her phone and laughing loudly ("Huh-HA-HA-HA") while someone sitting next to her looks at them. In the fourth panel, with the caption "and crying more", we see Claire sitting on the couch at home, clutching a stuffed IKEA shark, and sobbing.
 

Yeah girl, access those emotions stored in the body!! Wait, what do you mean they're a package deal ­čą▓

 

[ John-Allison Weiss - Different Now ]

 

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February 17, 2023

Friday Fanart: Still Jealous (Tegan and Sara)

 

a black and white cartoon of Claire lying on a bed in the dark, wearing pajamas, looking up at the ceiling, arms folded under her chest. Next to her on the bed is a heart. Placed all around the bed are lyrics from Tegan and Sara's "I Can't Take It": "I can't take it, I can't take it, I can't take it, I can't take it, I can whoa whoa whoa whoa whoa, I can whoa whoa whoa whoa whoa"

[ Tegan and Sara - I Can't Take It (Tegan's version) ]

A black-and-white ink drawing of Claire, a white person with messy chin-length hair, wearing a plaid T-shirt, skinny jeans and Chucks, as they are seen from the side standing up, expresssionless, holding a classically shaped heart in one hand. The handwritten captions are lyrics from Tegan and Sara's "So Jealous": "Do you see my problem if I never explain it?"
A year ago Still Jealous was released, a re-recording of Tegan and Sara's classic So Jealous album where each recorded their own own version of the other's songs. I of course made some fanart for it because these songs still resonated with me like nothing else does, 15+ years after I heard them for the first time. Also this week I believe there was an international holiday, something to do with hearts?
 
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I'm thrilled to be part of the 24 Stunden Comic Tag am Wannsee exhibit at Berlin's neurotitan galerie from February 18 to March 11! I will be exhibiting original pages from my comic written and penciled during the 2019 edition, and selling the brand-new zine of that comic!! If you're in Berlin, there's a chance I'll see you at the vernissage, Saturday, February 18 from 18:00! I must say I am psyched to be exhibiting in a place like this! Aah! Do drop by!