On October 5, I once again participated in 24 Hour Comics Day (Thanks to Leef Smith and Mission Comics for hosting!). This time, however, I did a 12 hour stint, writing and inking these 12 pages of “Super Fishy” in 12 hours. Colors were added later.
Enjoy! There are more adventures of Super Fishy and the gang being planned!
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20 years ago, my sister and I published Big Nurse zine. I was 19 and she was 17. We were living in Towson, a suburb of Baltimore. We skated. We listened to punk. We were bored. We thought a lot of stuff was stupid and funny.
I thought it would be kind of cool to post this. Thanks to everyone in Baltimore and beyond who read Big Nurse. We appreciated your efforts to send us $2 in the mail so we could then mail you a copy. Or maybe you picked one up at Atomic Books or Reptilian Records. Maybe we gave you a copy while hanging out on the pyramid at Fell’s Point.
I have stacks of fan mail postmarked in the mid 90s from folks who wrote us. People from all over the world! And I will be forever proud that the Baltimore City Paper dubbed Big Nurse “The Best Sign of Intelligent Life in Towson” in their 1993 Best Of Baltimore issue. Seriously, that means more to me than the Peabody and Webby awards I got later on in my life.
Ok, so check it out! “I don’t wanna be a pinhead no more, I just met a nurse that I could go for.”
Coming soon: Issue #2 will be posted. Look out!
Here’s a preview of issue #2, courtesy of Tom at Baltimore or Less:
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So What? Press just published, “Breakers,” an anthology of comics created by those of us who attended the Atlantic Center for the Arts residency in Florida last October! There is a book signing and release party Thursday May 2 at Mission: Comics and Art in San Francisco from 6 – 8 pm.
Please come! Fellow artists Lark Pien, Gabby Gamboa, and Lara Antal will be there.
You can preview the book here: http://www.sowhatpress.com/breakers
And check out the reviews on:
The Beat: The News Blog of Comics Culture: http://comicsbeat.com/preview-review-shipwrecked-with-breakers
Fanboy Comics: http://www.fanboycomics.net/blogs/bryant-dillon/2198-breakers-review-finding-creative-purity-and-freedom-through-comics
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After 3 miscarriages (click here for the backstory), Chris and I have decided to adopt. For the first time in a long time, I’m feeling hopeful about starting a family. The dread and fear I’ve experienced over the last 2 years have been replaced by excitement. I’m looking forward to seeing how the next year or so unfolds… I’m looking forward to meeting our baby!
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Ok, I may have been kind of delirious…
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Sometimes I wish the choices we make in life could be as clear and obvious as a comic book story. I always thought busting human trafficking was a no-brainer. If I were kidnapped, I would hope that someone would help me. I’ve seen the “karaoke” workers and they are young asian women – versions of me 15 years ago. Maybe these girls made the choice to be sex workers, and that’s ok. But if it wasn’t their choice, then it seems wrong to abandon them, to turn the other way and pretend like it’s not happening.
The update to this dilemma is that I put in a call to an advocacy group and I’m waiting to hear back from them with their advice… a lot of times it does seem like Oakland needs a super hero.
My niece is four. She likes to pick her nose. And sometimes eat it.