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”
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.
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.
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”
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”
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”
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”
Another fun comic for you. If you like this stuff, you should catch me this Saturday at East Bay Zine Fest. If you can’t, good news for you! I’m re-opening my etsy store. Should be back up and stocked by Monday. xo