Thursday, November 30, 2017

Moving On

October was not a very productive month for me. After my injury in July, I have been playing a long game of catch-up.

November finalized my decision to leave my part-time job and return to freelancing full-time. This was a tough call to make, but a necessary one in order to pursue my future craft.

One of my proudest accomplishments in the past two months was putting together a mini-comic of my trip to Mexico. This is only a snippet of a larger story:

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Here are some of the pages:

I enjoyed adapting a version of NaNoWriMo for comics last year, so I participated again this year. Over the course of the month, I scripted and drew thumbnails for 200 pages worth of a graphic novel. This time, my story is at 200 pages, but is incomplete. I plan on working on this large story very soon. This is your only clue:

It is with great pleasure that I also announce that I have reached another milestone for my graphic novel in-progress, Minus. As of today, I have drawn 150 out of 168 pages.

Well, it's the home stretch for me now. Wish me luck as I return to all-day art!

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Hitting the Finish Line

As was the case with last month, I spent September trying to catch up pages for Minus. After several dogged weeks, I managed to meet my goal. What a relief!
I am now 133 pages deep, on my way to an estimated 170.

Once again, I do not have anything I can show for this month. I am still debating whether or not to participate in Inktober or 24 Hour Comic Day. There's just so much serious work to do for the time being.

Hopefully I will have time for some sketchbook work once I get this all straightened out. Time will tell.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Catching Up

After breaking my shoulder at the end of last month, I have spent the entirety of August trying to catch up on everything.

I have completed 122 pages of Minus at this point. I really should have 127 done, but I'm glad I'm closing in on the gap (I was over 10 pages behind previously).

Consequently, I have no warm-up sketches or any other projects to showcase for this month.

I participated in Capital City Comic Con for a second year. This is the only show that I have returned to so far. It went even better than the year before!

That's all for now. I'm hoping to make my deadlines with my book pages and continue working on a short story about my trip to Tijuana.

Maybe next month will be more productive. We will see.

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Kaijuly Year 3

I was so close to finishing my third full year of Kaijuly, a challenge where for the month of July, artists draw monsters every single day. Unfortunately, I fell off my longboard and broke my clavicle at the tail end of the month. I am currently struggling to draw, which is very frustrating.

Here are the drawings I was able to complete:

My husband was nice enough to contribute and draw me a Tarrasque from D&D:

Better luck next year.

Friday, June 30, 2017


2017 has been a year of firsts.
I've never traveled outside of the states before, so I was excited to take a trip to Mexico during June.

Some friends of mine are part of Bittersweet Ministries, a faith-based non-profit organization that connects Mexican and American communities. I spent a week in Tijuana helping to build a house for a local family.

It was an astounding experience. Fortunately, I journaled many of the events:

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It was difficult to regularly maintain a travelogue. I've admired travel artists like Lucy Knisely for a long time.  I was happy to give it a shot and I plan to do something again like this soon.

Keep an eye out for a full comic documenting my experiences in Mexico:

July is going to be a crazy month for me. Stay tuned for Kaijuly year 3!

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

100 Pages of Minus

During this month, most of my energy has gone to meeting my milestone of 100 pages of my graphic novel, Minus.

And I made it! Hurrah!

Consequently, I have not produced much else this month.

In June, I will be traveling to Tijuana help with missions work. I plan on keeping a sketchbook journal while I am there. So stay tuned for that!

Here are a few other drawings I squeezed out in May: