Thursday, May 26, 2011

Now that I have a free moment, let's find something else to do that's not drawing!

This spring was really busy for me, and now I have finally gotten a chance to sit down and do some serious drawing. JUST KIDDING! I've gotten a chance to sit down and slack off. The next con I'm going to is the DC Zinefest, which is July 30 (come see me!). Plenty of time, right?

Yes, unless you are a clinical procrastinator. Before July 30, I want to get a number of things done:

  • Suggestion Box 6: drawn
  • Suggestion Box 8: drawn
  • Gay Kid 3: written and drawn
Guess how much I have done?

Well, more than zero, so that's really impressive. I've started work on Suggestion Box 6 (again written by the ever super Matthew Smith), which is another great story on the perks and peril of working a retail job. Just to sate your comics-tooth, here are the first two pages.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

I made a gif

Oh my God this took me FOREVER to get this thing going. I've never done a gif before, and all of the Photoshop I know has been self-taught. Please don't judge too much.

UPDATE: It is possible that it's not going to work on the blog. If you click it, though, it should open up in a new window and work fine.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Lady Gaga.

  I hate how reactionary my cartoons can be sometimes ("whoa, this thing happened, and it really pissed me off! LET ME DRAW ABOUT IT."), a knee-jerk reaction to a looming deadline and a lack of inspiration. It's easiest to think back to what has recently made you mad and work from that, but you don't always want to sound like such a Debbie Downer (who wants to hear about cat AIDS, anyways?).

  This cartoon came out of a recent series of posts on The New Gay, where gay dudes were bitching about how Lady Gaga is a problem. It seems like the cool thing to do is to think her advocating is passe and a farce, instead of her being an actual supporter (she's been to marches and uses her publicity to talk about our issues). Whatever, I don't need to get on my soapbox here, but it seemed pretty dumb to me. Why would you shoot someone like that--with so much fame and power and is a huge ally--in the back?

  So I let the cartoon do the talking, and was happy to have it posted on TNG along side all the Gaga negativity. There wasn't much conversation about it, which I was kind of bummed out by, but at least I got to say my piece.

As much as I love her, that line makes NO sense.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Review in the Washington City Paper

Mike Rhode from the Washington City Paper's interview with me is up! Click here to check it out. It's mostly chatty, but he does a bit of editorializing:
"[her] Office Bitch webcomic reminds me favorably of the early days of Dykes to Watch Out For."