05/26/14 Meeting No-Show


Phew. What a couple of weeks. After Toronto, then a good friend came to visit, and then my sister and mom. It was so lovely to see them all, but it’ll also be so lovely to get back in my normal groove. Oh, but I did finish up the painting for my mom of my siblings and I. I still might tweak it over the next month, but essentially, here it is (in the last two stages of painting). I’m amazed at what a difference putting in the background did to the colors and feel. Fun! 🙂


Oh, and I must say, I’m REALLy impressed with the idea and vision of SOLAR FREAKIN’ ROADWAYS! I don’t know if this is the future, but I’m convinced it has potential to be. (here’s a link to their Indiegogo campaign)


05/14/14 Driving Star Crazy


Apologies for server issues earlier this week. Should be mostly taken care of.

TCAF was fun. Got to hang out with Don Ahé of Road Apples Almanac, Jeff Couturier of Hordes of Neurons, and Kate Citron of katecitrin.com, (and Brian!). Audra of Nemu*Nemu stopped by to say hello (hi!). Chatted with Jess Fink, (of NSFW Chester 5000, among other projects) and who lives so close, its embarrassing we haven’t hung out. Got to sit between Nicholas Gurewitch of Perry Bible Fellowship, and Sam Logan of Sam And Fuzzy, which was delightful.

The most exciting thing was to get to spend some time talking with Christophe Blain, whose art and story pacing have been a huge influence of my work (especially Spacetrawler). Check out Isaac the Pirate Set Vols.1-2, or Gus & His Gang, or The Speed Abater, or his new books: Weapons of Mass Diplomacy and In the Kitchen with Alain Passard: Inside the World (and Mind) of a Master Chef.

Oh, and he drew me a sketch. Not only is it always a thrill to watch other people illustrate, but what a lovely drawing. Thank you, Christophe!


05/12/14 Big Deal Of Nothing

Apologies! The server died, but my web-host guy, Corey (and minions) have totally been saving the day! <3 <3 <3 <3

Back up! There may be hiccups over the next day or so while everything is tweaked, but, yay! We’re back up!


I’m writing this post on May 6th, a day before leaving to TCAF. But it’s posting after the TCAF weekend. So, we’ll assume I had a wonderful time with good friends and met a lot of amazing people, as is usually the case.

Oh, and I haven’t yet posted the update to my self-portrait, which I think I worked on May 2nd. i think I added the wall color, the lamp post, and the pussy willow stems. Oil painting is such a slow process. Paint some, wait a week for it to dry, paint some more. Fun! 🙂


05/05/14 Lamont Collaboration


Had a nice weekend. I made cookies on Friday, gone by Saturday. Trying to plan out the next chapter of the novel, but it’s stumping me a bit. Made pancakes, made burritos, made stew. Rode my bike to play racquetball against myself (while listening to Harry and the Potters, which is what i always listen to while playing racquetball).

Worked more on the “Siblings” painting. I’m liking how it’s coming out.