The idea for this drawing came out of some writing that I recently did for a mini-comic. My dream for this image was that the young girl, who is standing on some kind of precarious ledge, looks up into the night sky and sees a message spelled out in the stars.

Chairman

March 27, 2012

Little Guy on a Chair. You coulda been anything.

Lake Sumi

March 27, 2012

The other day I was thinking about this, what if you had a dream, literal or figurative, and you drew it. And you did this on a regular basis. What then? My dream was a lake filled with Japanese Sumi Ink and this is the image that resulted from that. Also resembles an amoeba or moldy pickle.

Painter & Baby

March 27, 2012

Yesterday I did a little sketch of my friend and her adorable baby. My friend is an artist and she often paints with her baby girl sleeping in her carrier. It’s very sweet. Plus the whole ‘having a baby’ thing is highly creative.

Clothes Line

March 27, 2012

Experimenting with drawing in ink and colouring digitally in PhotoShop.

Alphabet

March 27, 2012

I want to get good at writing in ink. It’s definitely a skill that takes a lot of practice and dedication, but have you ever seen anything more beautiful than a hand painted morsel of script? I doubt it.

This is an excerpt from the graphic memoir Tina’s Mouth written by Keshni Kashyup and illustrated by Mari Araki. I haven’t read it yet, but I really want to – especially since I am working on a project that deals with telling the true stories of South Asian teenage girls in Toronto. Tina’s Mouth is about a 15 year old girl, living in Southern California with her intellectual Indian family. She’s in high school and her English teacher introduces her to the writing of Jean-Paul Sartre.

Clean Drunk

March 26, 2012

I liked it when you drank beer in the shower. It was romantic to me that you might be an alcoholic.

So many of the people around me are starting to have babies and these super babies are the cutest things ever! I’ve noticed though that these moms sometimes act like zombies because they are now spending all their time thinking about their little flesh blobs and not getting enough sleep and not having enough time to do the stuff that they used to do. Becoming a mom seems like such an insanely hard job, I don’t know how women keep doing it! Here’s to new moms everywhere!

Julia Wertz

March 24, 2012

One of my favorite comic artists to date is Julia Wertz. Her stuff is really well written and funny! This comic pretty much describes my entire existence.