More goats! And some fun with letterforms in the margins there. #sketch #goats

Lately I’ve had this thing about goats. So I’m starting a silly project that I’m quite excited about. Also pictured: giant free iced coffee from JP Licks. #newproject #goats #sketch

Inspired by the headline for this story (which—sigh—does not end with a dance party; I’m sorry little Alaska bear) a comic I’ve been working on in my downtime, which has been *scant.* (That story is from June, guys.)

I think the only thing I enjoyed drawing more than dancing rabbits were rabbits flung into  the air by a bearsplosion.

Happy Inktober, Tumblr! Things might be tough for a black cat around Halloween—even in my little world—but at least he has a clever costume and tons of candy.

Two quickies to get back in the swing of things, after a September of Weekend Wedding Madness(es).

gingerhaze:

The final page of NIMONA is up today. 
Today on NIMONA
Read from the beginning


Nimona’s ending made me cry today. Go read all of it.

gingerhaze:

The final page of NIMONA is up today. 

Today on NIMONA

Read from the beginning

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Nimona’s ending made me cry today. Go read all of it.

I finally had time to do some relaxing podcast-listening and Photoshop futzing and give Edna her own poster. These should hang in every classroom; leaders of tomorrow need to know the proper way to eat waffles.

I’ve been meaning to write a bit about lady illustrators and business women who are just out there killing it. My unbridled love for Julia Rothman will have to wait, because I want to shout about two ladies I know and admire but also sit around and eat cookies with.

Lauren Minco (I’ve raved already about her cool work and expert showing at Surtex) said some very nice things about me on her blog, so I’m continuing the blog hop here.

First, someone who doesn’t have a blog (which is a CRIME because she’s just the finest writer), illustrator Lia Marcoux.

Like me, Lia graduated from RISD with a BFA in Illustration. Unlike me, she has an incredibly steady hand and makes the cleanest, prettiest watercolor paintings. I love how her linework melts a bit and lets the color do the talking.I’ve grabbed some illustrations that show her awesome animals (because I am me), but she’s fearless about drawing people and thoughtful about how she casts her illustrations.

Lia has done illustration work for Hasbro and Highlights along with a bunch of apps. Check out her work and marvel at the fact that someone who can put together such wonderfully crammed compositions has such neat handwriting.

Annie Narrigan (and this is convenient because she just unveiled her website and shop) is a printmaker. She’s also my sister, so I’m not even going to try to be impartial.

Her work is a gorgeous exploration of space and layers, taking imagery from the house where we grew up and mid-century furniture. She explores photos and prints and prints of photos and models of photos made of prints.

I love her skritchy linework, the value ranges in her pieces, and the tiny details of her paper models. (Go to her website and marvel at that tiny sewing machine.)

I am proud to call these artists friends and family and to have a bunch of their artwork in my home. Hope you found this inspiring!

Sorry, blog! My strategy of over-committing (and being weirdly, predictably very busy in the summer) has left no time for Tumblr (except scrolling though my feed and admiring all the awesome). I assure you I’m still thinking about a bear-related project; it’s just on hold while I work on fun, secret things.

Here are a couple of pieces I did for Eastside Monthly. Can you believe it took me four years (!) of illustrating for Providence Media to sneak in a rabbit buying carrots?

I made a BMO birthday card for my boyfriend fiance last week. Even though I was mad at Adventure Time for coldly dispatching a beloved character. (Spoiler alert, obviously.)

I’ve been having trouble with bear characters (and since I love those tallee-smallee character relationships, I am forever casting bulky bears in my illustrations) so I drew a page of them.