February 5, 2019

Hourly Comics Day 2019


Another year, another Hourly Comics Day! You'll find my hourlies from previous years here, and I encourage you to check out #hourlycomicsday on Twitter and Instagram. It is one of my favorite things on the internet.

February 1, 2019

What Was 2018 Like?

2018 was A Lot! Here's to 2019 also being A Lot, with possibly less weeping at concerts (although that's usually a sign of a good concert for me, so).

Per my tradition, I've posted a list of my favorite entertainment from 2018, over on my Patreon (it's a public post!)

And in lieu of my traditional blog post accompaniment song, it is nigh impossible for me to list all of the music I enjoyed in 2018, but here are 3 tracks from 2018 that I identified with:
Death Cab for Cutie, "Gold Rush"
Mike Shinoda, "Running From My Shadow"
Alex G, "Rhyme Reason"

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November 5, 2018


I've had this comic rolling around in my head since late 2016, and the premise seems to confirm itself every year. The concert mentioned here was Placebo's 20th anniversary tour stop in Hamburg - but as things would have it, I got to visit Texas last week and see Mike Shinoda live, which were two of the best decisions I've made in 2018.

Some housekeeping: I've updated my Patreon to replace the longstanding postcard reward with the digital sketchbook reward - a monthly PDF of everything I've drawn, now at the $15/month tier instead of $20, including journal comics that are also available on their own at the $2/month tier. If you would like to support my work, consider making a pledge this month!

Also, tomorrow is election day in the US! If you are a US voter, please make a plan to vote, and go vote. You can do this! We can do this.

[ Thrice - Hold Up A Light ]

September 10, 2018

Monday Sketchpost: CSSconf EU / JSConf EU 2018 Sketchnotes

As I mentioned in my previous post, last June I had the opportunity to attend CSSConf EU and JSConf EU in Berlin! Here are all the sketchnotes I drew during three days of talks. These conferences were incredible and I recommend them very highly!

July 10, 2018



Earlier this year I was asked to contribute a story to a zine about bodies, and this is what I came up with! The zine is not currently for sale, but I will keep you posted.

Meanwhile in Berlin, ComicInvasionBerlin 2018 is already over*, it's Fußball season, and I'm working on stuff and gearing up for the fall while also drinking Ricard and yelling at widescreen televisions. * Thanks to everyone who came by my table! :D

[ Ria Mae - I'm On Fire ]

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June 11, 2018


This is an old doodle that was hanging around in my sketchbook! Enjoy.

Things are busy this month at Clairikine HQ! ComicInvasionBerlin begins this weekend with a series of Satellite events - including the launch of BETON's Science Fiction issue this Friday at Raum B! I contributed my short story "Départ imminent" to this one and am very much looking forward to seeing it in print and hanging out with you all.

The Satellite events are followed by the main event on June 23 & 24 at the Museum für Kommunikation Berlin - if you fancy lending a hand there, you can send an email to cibhelpers at gmail dot com to volunteer! I will be tabling both days at the MKB - you'll find me in the Lichthof. Come say hello and check out my new zine (TBA)!

And if you're in town the following week, be sure to stop by Panel Up on the 27th so we can all come down from the con together. Whew!

TT - I've Been Fine ]

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May 25, 2018

Friday Sketchpost: salt + sass #8 with tINI

As always, I was very happy to attend another edition of salt+sass - this time featuring tINI! You can see the other sketches I've made at this event series - which I cannot recommend highly enough - here.

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April 11, 2018

Low Battery

Usually I let my lack of updates speak for themselves, but this time I'm checking in to say that the past couple of months have been pretty full, hence the lack of posts. I have a couple projects in the pipeline that will emerge beginning when summer rolls around, though, so don't worry!

If you're in Berlin, I'll see you at ComicInvasionBerlin on June 23 & 24 (and if you want to volunteer this year, signups are open!) - and I'll also see everyone at Thought Bubble in Leeds on September 22-23. I will have a new zine that will be available at both cons!

Stay tuned, and in the meantime, give yourself some downtime if you need it, because you deserve it.

February 20, 2018

Hourly Comics Day 2018 (+1)

Continuing my semi-regular tradition of having too much going on on the actual Hourly Comics Day,  I drew these a day later during my day off from work. So this is what I do on my days off!

You can also read my hourlies from 2017 (same-day!) and 2016 (a week later!).