I recently decided to design a logo for my self-published work and have been toying around with some designs. Here’s what I’ve come up with:
This involved me sketching a bunch of vultures, which was fun.
It’s nearly the end of the semester here at Pitt State, which means i’ll be on winter break soon. I’m planning to use my time off to work on lots of comics, so hopefully I’ll be posting some new work on here i the coming months.
For the past few weeks I have been working on a collaborative project between Symbolia magazine and a Minnesota Public Radio initiative called Healthy States. The project explores integrative healthcare and the way healthcare professionals and patients alike approach the connection between mind and body. Below is a GIF that goes over some of the work of Dr. Esther Sternberg, an esteemed scientist and physician and an advocate for integrative healthcare (amazing colors by Kat Leyh):
Keep your eyes peeled for more of this project at www.HealthyStates.org.
As you may remember, over the summer I did a few illustrations for an Oregon Public Broadcasting program about Portland, Oregon’s dark past. Now you can watch the half-hour special, Portland Noir, in its entirety online. The program discusses 1880s Portland’s open vice, crime syndicates, and the city’s reputation for violence and lawlessness.
“From shanghaied sailors to opium dens, Portland’s illicit past is legendary. But how much of it is true? Portland Noir examines Old Town’s sordid history.”
Click here to watch Oregon Public Broadcasting’s Portland Noir in its entirety.
Bitch magazine’s “Food” issue is almost out, and I’m excited to say that I recently created a short comic that will appear on the back page as part of their ”Adventures in Feministory” series.
My little history comic looks at Queen Ka’ahumanu of Hawai’i (1795-1819), who played an instrumental role in dismantling the kapu system that strictly regulated many aspects of Hawaiian life, including the consumption of certain foods as well as enforcing gender roles. Here’s a preview panel of the comic:
Subscribe to Bitch today before 3pm PST to be included in the very first mailing of the “Food” issue! You’ll not only be able to read my comic, but also articles, interviews, and in-depth features on gender, food, labor, and identity. It promises to be an excellent read.
P. S. If you’re intrigued by Ka’ahumanu’s story and would like to learn more about Hawaiian history, I can’t recommend Sarah Vowel’s book, Unfamiliar Fishes, enough.
It’s been quite a while since I’ve written an update – but fear not! I’m still around. It’s been a busy month, full of exciting projects and adjusting to my new job out here in Kansas. One thing that happened during my uncharacteristic absence from this blog was that I recently participated in an exhibition at the P. E. O Foundation Art Gallery at Cottey College in Nevada, Missouri.
Vanishing Point showcased works by faculty members of Pittsburg State University’s art department from September 26th through October 19th. I showed four original pages from my story about the 1930s “radium girls” of Ottawa, Illinois (as seen in the fifth issue of The Cartoon Picayune). The story can now be read in its entirety online:
Click here to read “The Radium Girls.”
I’m going to try my best not to go silent on here again as I adjust to my new schedule. Keep your eyes peeled for updates about new projects, upcoming events, and more!