A drawing I did at last night’s West LA Drink & Draw. This requires some backstory.
The Manmato. I found it staring at me through the clamshell packaging plastic at Trader Joe’s during my normal post-sketch group grocery shopping. Thinking my husband would appreciate its shapely form, I brought it home for that night’s grilled cheese dinner. Instead, he howled at me to keep “that thing” away from him. Every time I thrust it at him he staggered backwards. He asked why I would do such a thing. As I was prepping the bread and cheese he suddenly walked into the kitchen, said “I’m gonna butter your bread” in a deep voice, tore off the Manmato’s nub, and ate it while looking straight at me.
R.I.P. Manmato. Your guts were a delicious compliment to sharp cheddar cheese.
I had this whole elaborate plan for my illustration for this prompt, with all kinds of angles on a Message, but something happened when the pencil hit the paper. So here’s some dino-things.
A fun commission for a gift immortalizing a quote with a little back-story and a lot of heart-warming sentiment. Watercolor wash and sepia ink on 100% cotton rag watercolor paper.
This year I participated in Hourly Comics Day for the first time despite being ill. Since I wasn’t able to get out of bed yesterday, finally got it scanned and posted today. Super simple and pretty boring since, well, sick.
Just like 24 Hour Comic Book Day, it’s a creative exercise. Unlike 24 Hour Comic Book Day, it takes the form of a diary and is theoretically way less intense. Some people do single panels for each hour, some do full comic strips for each entry, and in some cases sections of the day that ended up being uneventful were combined. As far as I’m concerned, the format and style don’t matter. If you’ve recorded something you might like to share or look back on later, or learned something from the making of it, it’s a win.
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Black Phoenix Trading Post’s 2014 Lupercalia update* is LIVE! Featuring goblin art by me for the Trading Post Dungeon Home & Linen Spray (Whips, chains, goblin-sized leather harnesses, and Excitable Goblin Musk!) and the Smutty Goblin Hair Gloss (A goblin’y take on Smut! Smutty Goblin Musk sweetened with sugar and tonka, and woozy with dark booze notes).
*link to full Lupercalia update may not be SFW, unless there’s an exception made for vintage erotic art!
“What most people don’t, or can’t, realize, is how important just a little bit of privacy can be. Just one of those things you don’t miss till you don’t have it anymore.”
Totally out of context quote from Finder: Sin-Eater by Carla Speed McNeil, which I just finished reading.
Hike up your skirt now you better run girl run, before they find out what you’ve done….
Ego Likeness. “16 Miles”
Playing around some more with my Runaway stuff. Running from your problems wears you down, whether you deserved to inherit them or not. And there is a time for flight, and another for fight…
Hunger Moon is LIVE at Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab (the perfume oil) and Black Phoenix Trading Post (the shirt)! Available for a limited time only.
When Hunger Moon hangs high in the sky, the fields are frozen, and game is piteously scarce. Sleet covers the ground, and biting winds chill to the bone. This is a quiet, cold perfume: desolate and despairing. It is a clear night sky that and bracing chill wind that bears the promise of snow, sharpened by the pain of hunger, and the sharp, rasping stab of thirst.
Ozone, white sandalwood, Gum Arabic, crystallized white amber, verbena, oakmoss, clary sage, davana, and a hint of white citrus rind.
The sisters from my Runaway story, playing with portals when they were much younger and happier. Micron pens with quick digital tone.
I absolutely love Saga, and there’s something so sweet in the way The Will and Lying Cat “bicker”.