Sunday, April 19, 2015

New Blog and Website!

New blog posts have moved! And the sky is falling! But more importantly, Awkward Affections blog is now going to be updated solely on the website! It's all coming together for once. And if that isn't enough to bring you over (to the dark side) here is a teaser from this week's newest post.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

More Love for 2015

Hopefully, the post-holiday quiet has left everyone filled with a little more love for the new year. I have been focusing my energy on doing just that for 2015, and here are 4 new cards to help you spread some tasty tasty affection to those around you (obviously brought to you by my inner fat kid).

As the rest of 2015 toils on, remember the fresh, open feeling of a new year and hopefully that will help bring you all love and adventurous spirit that helps make getting another year older much more bearable.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Less words, more pictures

Map of Hogwarts
Hogwarts, Hogwarts, hoggy, warty, Hogwarts

Summer is the time for playful imaginings and exploration. It is hard to find succinct descriptions and any structure for what has been happening over these months. Instead, I'll leave you with
 some more doodles that came out of those strange and meandering days.

David Tennant

Living and working in the same space tends to prohibit most encounters with traditional media & painting (you know, for lack of space). The solution is watercolor! Sadly, over 10 years of art-y training, I managed to avoid watercolors as a whole. Perhaps intentionally, and perhaps I just wasn't whimsy enough. There is a sort of controlling nature one develops as a digital artist, and fumbling around with something like watercolors is simultaneously a liberating and frustrating experience. I still have to figure out a style (and the skill) but this will be an adventure nonetheless.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

I want to believe

(Doodly art dump of some thnigs I got stuck in my head)

I never really understood why Mulder had the poster (when clearly he did believe)
...But for the rest of us? Sometimes you really just want to.

Monday, June 2, 2014

Spring Roundup

This is a quickie roundup for all the recent events I have (typically) neglected to follow up with this season. One of my spring projects was working with 826 Valencia on the cover of Uncharted Places. It is a newly published collection of 52 essays, written by SF High School seniors on the idea of "place." So... mapish stuff. You can (eventually) get it from the pirate store, but be sure to check out the 826 program too. 
It is pretty cool stuff.

Oh, and remember when I made a big fuss of WonderCon and then never said anything else about it? Yeah, happened. 

Favorite moments:
This badass couple!

 A few months ago I was lucky enough to design a Riddler/Poison Ivy themed Save the Date. When an actual printed version suddenly appeared in the living hands of The Riddler and Poison Ivy at the Con, my brain kind of exploded. I mean, it is rare that I ever meet a client face-to-face in this digital biz. I'm pretty sure I acted a-foolish, and I didn't get their group Batman villains picture (because I'm slow and socially awkward) but it was a pretty awesome experience.

Then this! The Hound! Who was having a Game of Thrones themed birthday party and let me play squire when he needed saving from his (seriously legit) armor. I had to physically restrain, "BE MY FRIEND!" from sporadically ejaculating my idiot mouth.
(Shut up, you're the dork).
So, is this what tiny feels like?

After those two experiences my fan-girl meter was a little taxed. Meeting Kelly Sue DeConnick (wearing my Hawkeye shirt & utter dorkitude) just obliterated all of my composure (I don't duck-face for just anyone).

And that was the glory of WonderCon in a baby-nutshell. (I also acquired a wizard robe, the Master Sword, and a Wonder Woman bathing suit. I may now die happy).

In other news:

New indie comics for Kaz:
Pretty Deadly I cant even form a just sentence for this. If you know me, I've probably already tried to foist the first issue on you and (obviously) wont shut up about Kelly Sue and Emma Rios. 
The lovely art of Melissa Pagluica and her comic Above the Clouds: whimsical and gorgeous watercolor.
Regalia by Eliza Frye: provocative, deep and heartbreaking work.
The Weirding Willows: Written by one of my row mates. I just adore fable mashups.

(Official) Event photos:
Wondercon (plenty of other/better links for this)
Urban Air

and blah & bla....