Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Katniss, Sailor Stars, and Sketchbook Project!

Life update! I got a new job! I quit my old job! I have more time to make art! YAY!! :D Anyway, I'm gearing up for Another Anime Con in October, finishing up some commissions (see below!), and doing a little painting just for me as well (see above!) I recently finished reading The Hunger Games Trilogy, and the painting above is a tribute to the main character, Katniss. It was a great story! You should go read it now.
Other big news is the Sailor Moon manga is being re-released in the states! Super exciting. I went to the midnight release party earlier this month with a bunch of other crazy moonies. We are all very pleased to see Sailor Moon back in stores :) Other than that, I am working on my Sketchbook Project for 2012. My theme this year is "Heroes and Villians". Here are some pages from that:
Now I need to get back to work! Thanks for taking a look!

Monday, July 11, 2011


for the last week, instead of soaking up some much needed vitamin D, I have been sitting in my cave- uh... studio- basking in the cold harsh glow of my computer monitor working on redesigning my website. Not being a web designer, this has been a lot more difficult and time consuming than I'd like it to be. Also, the internet if full of fun distracting things that I would much rather spend my time on. But, I am finally getting somewhere.

I'm trying to simplify, because my current site is all over the place. I'm also cutting out the "Illustration" part of my website- despite the fact that that is what I got my degree in... I would rather focus on my comic work- not only on my website, but in my real life as well. I've been spending too much time not doing anything, so it's time to get back to business. And I think this will be a good start!

So, wish me luck on completing this undertaking in a timely manner! I hope you guys will like it when I am finally finished!

Monday, May 2, 2011

Anime Boston Recap

So Anime Boston is over. I had such a blast! Shared my table with the lovely and talented Kori Michele. I always forget how awesome conventions are until I get to do them again. AB is HUGE and awesome! I spent just about as much money as I made, but I'm perfectly ok with that!

Another down side to the convention is that I now want to spend all my time playing Final Fantasy VIII. I blame these lovely folks for that:

Now that the rush to get ready for that is over and I have a little time before I get to scramble to get ready for Portcon Maine, (and I have recovered from my crazy 25th birthday party bus adventure) I have my down time to get back to the studio- I have a lot of work to do, and now that spring is in the air, I am feeling the motivation to get it done!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Convention Season

I'm not gonna lie. I am not prepared for convention season AT ALL. Last night I finally got some time in the studio and banged out the piece above. Isn't it AWESOME! haha... I'm actually really happy with it and very surprised it turned out so well, considering I haven't really been doing any art lately. But it lit a spark and now I'm in art-making mode. It feels really good to be drawing and painting again. I think I was a little worn out after I finished the sketchbook project, so this was a great way to get back into my watercolor work again. I still need to get cracking on my comics, but let's take these things one step at a time, shall we?

SO. Conventions.
I haven't heard back from Conbust yet... They haven't cashed my check, so I'm assuming I didn't get in. I did wait until the last minute to send in my application and $$$.

But I was taken off the waitlist and given an actual table for Anime Boston! I am very excited about that. That'll be April 22-24

I also still need to apply for MECAF May 21 & 22 Perhaps after work tonight I will finally get around to that. I am such a procrastinator....

Then I have PortCon to look forward to June 23-26 with Kori Michele! I am so excited for conventions! It feels like forever since I've been to one lol. This also means I'm going to have to start making some serious cash to pay for my expenses. But let's hope it all pays off in the end. I know it will!

Thursday, January 20, 2011


New 2:15 strip! Check it out!!!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011


For those who don't know, I've closed down my gallery. It was a tough decision, but economically the business did not generate enough income to pay all of the monthly expenses- let alone, make a profit. I don't regret opening the space. It was fun, educational, and I am glad that I was given the opportunity to open it, run it, and meet all of the talented artists that we were able to showcase.

I'm looking forward to being able to completely focus on my own art. The business added a lot of extra stress that interfered with my own personal work. SO, the first thing I need to complete personally is my Sketchbook Project! I need to mail it by SATURDAY! So I'm taking this snow day to plow through the final pages!

Saturday, December 18, 2010


New 2:15 comic is up. Since my RSS for the comic is down, I figure I'll update this blog when a new strip is up so you don't have to keep checking the site- for those who are interested.


Thursday, December 16, 2010

Happy Holidays :)

Quick Christmas card I whipped up for all my final fantasy nerd friends. Hope you all have a happy holiday! I'll be back after the madness to make this blog awesome with more sketches, artwork, news, and less ramblings. ENJOY!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

the end of 2010

So, this year is coming to an end. Honestly, I am glad. 2010 was a terrible year. It started off pretty cool, but on a whole, it's a year I am more than ready to put behind me. I've got a lot of huge changes happening in January that I won't get into here just yet- only to say that I am putting a chapter of my life behind me. So enough of that talk. On to the art.

I've been kind of stalling on finishing the last few things to be done with Chapter 1 of Ravenstar. I'm pushing myself to get it all done this month. It'll be satisfying to have that one project finally complete. I'm also pushing to finish up the Sketchbook Project. It needs to be postmarked by Jan. 15th, so I've got some work to do! Unfortunately, I'm really really liking how this is coming out. I'm gonna be a little torn sending it away forever. But I'm sure the Brooklyn Art Library will take good care of it. And it is exciting that (hopefully) a lot of people will get to see my work.

I'm going to take this new year as a time to re-evaluate where I am and where I want to be heading. It feels like a good time to set some new goals, find things that will work for me, and reinvest in myself and my art. I'm excited for 2011.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Moving, Halloween, and Art

So October is coming to a close. This next week is going to be quite busy! This morning I moved a lot of my big furniture into my new apartment. I didn't set anything up yet, since I need to clean it first and I also needed to be at the gallery today, but the big stuff is all taken care of. That's a load off my shoulders. I took Monday off of work to finish the rest of it up. It'll be nice to have my own place again- even if it is with a couple of roommates!

Tonight I'm going into Salem for a Halloween party. Halloween is my favorite holiday EVER. I love dressing up in costumes and hanging out with other people dressed like fools. Perhaps that's why I like anime conventions so much as well! I'm gonna be a Sexy Speed Racer. Not slutty, just sexy. I've got my helmet, my red knee socks, and yellow driving gloves. I can't wait!

Also, on Monday I'm hanging "The Art of Comics" show at Cinema Salem. It's a joint show between me and Sarah Searle, focussing on our comic work and process. I'm putting up original work from my three comic projects. Five strips from Apt. C-3, five from 2:15 and a few original pages from Ravenstar. The opening is going to be Sat. Nov. 6th. If you happen to be around Salem, MA anytime you should totally stop by and check it out! It'll be up the whole month of November.

Other than that, I'm still plugging away at my Sketchbook Project sketchbook. All the pieces here are from that book. I'm doing cut paper and ink drawings, with the theme "Jackets, Blankets, & Sheets" So far it's coming out pretty cool. I'm gonna be sad to ship it away, but I suppose the Brooklyn Art Library will take good care of it. If anyone else is interested in participating, they've extended the sign up deadline to November 15th!