…as should you. I did this as part of Rhonda’s and my latest 30 day drawing challenge.
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Illustration Tourist part 4: Mexico
In December, I went to Mexico for the Guadalajara International Book Fair, the Feria Internacional por los Libros, or FIL. It was my first visit to Mexico and I did it largely solo–more solo than I planned, because my phone didn’t work–except for occasional accompaniment by my randomly assigned hotel roommate, Gladis, who turned outContinue reading “Illustration Tourist part 4: Mexico”
Oh hi, Wayback machine: Libraries, Privacy, and You
I owe a big debt of gratitude to Jenna Freedman at the Barnard Zine Library. She received some of my old comics as part of a donation and, in cataloging them, emailed me to ask what year one was made. Turns out she had a copy of “Libraries, Privacy, and You,” which I made inContinue reading “Oh hi, Wayback machine: Libraries, Privacy, and You”
Did you guys know that I have a tumblr? I do. Go look at it.
For Anne Dienethal-Field, 1975-2014
In loving memory of my dear friend and collaborator, Annie D… I don’t know how I will ever carry on our work without you, but I will try. Much love to her, wherever she is, and to her family and friends, wherever you are.
Illustration Tourist part 3: things I drew
This isn’t a comprehensive tour diary–I was moving too fast for that. I have a list of cartoons still to draw. This statue is in the Musée d’Orsay. Oh, by the way, before we went into this museum there was a flood of people rollerblading past the front of it for like, at least 15Continue reading “Illustration Tourist part 3: things I drew”
Illustration Tourist part 2: the books I didn’t buy
So, the obvious: I was crossing France and Germany with one boyfriend and one suitcase between us. I couldn’t buy EVERYTHING. My final total of twelve picture books (and four other books, plus the two I brought from home) was already more than I could manage comfortably. I did document some of the left-behinds thatContinue reading “Illustration Tourist part 2: the books I didn’t buy”
I did not get to go to the Bologna Children’s Book Fair this month (someday…). However, I did go to Europe–for the first time ever. EUROPE Europe, where they speak not-English. It was a difficult trip. It was also a wonderful trip, but wow, was it scary for me to be in such unfamiliar territory. IContinue reading “Illustration Tourist”
JOURNEY on a rainy night
I was walking to a drawing group earlier this evening and I thought, in my mind’s running narration of the book of my life (this is normal, right?), “It had been eleven years since she went to her first comic drawing group.” Eleven, my editor commented, I don’t know where you came up with that–andContinue reading “JOURNEY on a rainy night”
Trying something new here
Because I’m also really interested in illustrated children’s books, illustration in general, and children’s librarian stuff: -I just discovered Clementine Bouvais’ blog, thanks to Betsy Bird, and I am grateful. Dr. Bouvais is a French lady living in England writing academic critiques of children’s literature. And she has recently started an academic study of “culturalContinue reading “Trying something new here”