COMING FROM ONI PRESS IN 2019: UNPLUGGED AND UNPOPULAR!

Whew! The long journey is over ( entirely my fault though). Unplugged and Unpopular, the book I’ve been drawing/ working on and off for two years, will finally be seeing the light of day in one year! Oh, and it’s written by the indomitable Mat Heagerty, edited by the verbose Robin Herrera, lettered by the punctilious Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou, and colored by the scintillating Mike Amante. I can’t wait for this book!

Special Thanks to Deb Aoki and Brigid Alverson for openeing the doors!

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COMIC PREVIEWS!

Hello! I haven't updated since forever so I'm just stopping by for a quick update on what's been happening! Here are some previews to upcoming works: I can't really go into them in detail but they've been keeping me busy these past few weeks!

Also, Cautionary Fables and Fairtyales: Oceania has been fully funded. thank you! You should be seeing that story soon! 

Cordless/ Unplugged and Unpopular has been also been progressing rather well! I'm preparing to start on the final doozie of a chapter!

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"Big Sister " - A rough thumbnail comic

Made a rough comic years ago about dealing with my issues surrounding my physique. Two sisters, one fat, one ugly, and wrapped in more than fat. Does her ugliness isolate her, or is it her anger? Anyway it was never finished, but I'd love to pick it up. I found it on an old hard drive. If you'd like to see it, I've placed the thumbnails here: Warning: There is body-shaming and fat-shaming! 

Thanks for looking! 

CURRENT WORK

I've been gearing up for a couple of anthology submissions, one of which is still in production, and one abut to launch soon on Kickstarter hopefully.  A brief interlude between pages of Unplugged and Unpopular! With the anthology submission, I've been going for a 'Van Gogh' inspired look : layers of opaque colors stacked on top of each other to create an organic, almost moving image. Was I successful?  Here's a brief preview: 

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UNICORNS

I've been working on a  comic pitch story that involves unicorns. It's been in the oven for almost five years, and I'm really itching to finish it and send it off to wherever it may land. 

Originally my unicorn designs were the generic white horse. The pitch was quite a bit different then-  barely a pitch, in fact: more a powerful series of images in my mind. Those images- of a  warrior girl and her unicorn- would not leave my mind. They were occasionally pushed to the side by other ideas, but they lingered and clamored for attention.

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Anyway, to the matter at hand: I stumbled across Yoshimasa Tsuchiya's scultpures on Twitter one day, and it absolutely changed the trajectory of the story and image in my mind, and I'm currently digesting him as a major reference. Google him, you'll be amazed. His creature scultures have an ethereal grace that I wish I could capture. So appropriate for unicorns- or as he more commonly makes, the kirin/ kilin ( the Eastern unicorn). 

So, here are one of my unicorns as he stands right now. When I finish the pitch, I'll tell you more about the design changes and how they influenced the story.

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