July 12, 2019

Friday Sketchpost: Self-portrait, 2019

A self-portrait from this spring that was hanging out in my sketchbook!

Things are both busy and not busy over at Clairikine HQ. I have just returned to Berlin after a week in Lyon (where I did see Groupama Stadium on an off day and otherwise cheered teams on in bars), and after a very intense season between January and May I have been switching gears for the summer, keeping commitments to a minimum, writing, and catching up on TV.

Once summer starts winding down, though, I am happy to announce that I'll be in Portland for xoxo this September! My travel is pretty much paid for at this point, but I've reopened both my Traveling Tip Jar commissions and my Bigcartel store to help offset some of the costs.
My store in particular hosts my brand-new zine The Person You've Never Met alongside How ARE You??!, both of which collect my illustrations from Inktober 2017 and 2018! There are also sets of Glücklich in Berlin stickers and my collected Master of Survival zines.

And as always, if you'd like to simply support my comics without purchasing anything, you can make a monthly donation at Patreon!

May 22, 2019

Time for Coffee


ComicInvasionBerlin 2019 was a blast! Thanks to everyone who came out, everyone who bought comics, everyone who tabled and everyone who volunteered. You made it happen and it was so cool to behold.

Speaking of cool things to do on a weekend, European Parliament elections are taking place from today (in some countries, including the UK) through this Sunday (including France and Germany)! Go vote! Vote vote vote vote vote.

April 16, 2019



I drew this comic for the Berliner Comic-Fenster program, which airs comics by Berlin cartoonists on TV screens in the local subway! You may have seen it when it aired for a couple days last month, but just in case you didn't, here it is!

Speaking of Berlin and comics, ComicInvasionBerlin is nigh and I will be tabling at the Museum für Kommunikation on May 11 and 12! I am working on putting together a zine of my Inktober 2018 entries and will have that for sale along with copies of Master of Survival, my collection of short fictional stories For The Ones That We Love, and my collection of illustrations from Inktober 2017. Plus Glücklich in Berlin stickers and Something About The Woods postcards! Come say hello and ask me what I'm fangirling that day :D

March 5, 2019

Lent (2018)

Lent begins tomorrow, so here is a comic I drew about it last year!

2019 update: I have a daily time limit set for Twitter on my phone now and I still watch angsty superheroes when I'm sick. No telling what will happen with the weather anymore,  my hair has not been that long in awhile, and I'm willing to wager there will be less emotional upheaval this season, but there is still time!

If you like this comic, you can help me make more through Patreon!

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"

If you like this comic, you can help me make more through Patreon!

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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