WELCOME! This blog is a personal project I started in August 2011 with the goal of drawing and posting an illustrated status message a day - I haven't stopped since. On weekday mornings, I get up, draw a cartoon, and post whatever I can manage to before going to work. I began cartooning to find my voice. Still searching, but I've learned that the attempt is everything. What's your status message today?

Friday, November 21, 2014

Introvert Fantasy

Happy weekending :)

Update: Look for my third cartoon essay for McSweeney's later today!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Everything I Learned About Recovering from a Cold...

How to recover from a cold, according to Connie's dad.

Happy birthday, Dad! Thanks for taking care of us. :)

Monday, November 17, 2014

Low on Imagination

Cartoon tribute to one of my favorite children's books A Sick Day for Amos McGee.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Sketchbook: Drawing from Photos

No cartoon this morning. Working on my next McSweeney's column, so let me share some sketchbook warm-ups with you. One of my favorite things to do for fun is draw from old pictures and feel my way through what the photographer saw at one moment in time. It's good practice and pure joy.

I just joined Instagram @cartoonconnie and will post more sketchbook and process stuff there.

Next challenge: To draw more from life! Thanks, as always, for reading.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Friday, November 07, 2014

Alaska, the Dating App

Yes, Connie...it's an...app. Basically, it's one where you leave NYC and move to Alaska.

Thanks to Brian M. for the suggestion ;)

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

There's Always a Bright Side

...and it is HILARIOUS. Trust me.

UPDATE: In case you missed it, here is a link to my second McSweeney's cartoon column on finding love + creativity + NOT giving in to the bitterness :)

Monday, November 03, 2014

The Universe, in all its Wisdom

Everything I thought I knew out the window - and starting over ;)

Update: My second McSweeney's column drops today - stay tuned!

Friday, October 31, 2014

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Monday, October 27, 2014

Friday, October 24, 2014

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Reality Pancakes

Still damn tasty.

Update: Excited to share that my comics column debuts today on McSweeney's! Stay tuned for the first installment of "How to Find Love: Lessons from an Old Maid."

Link: http://www.mcsweeneys.net/articles/being-single-doesnt-kill-you-and-other-advice-for-creatives

Monday, October 13, 2014

When Galaxies Collide

Friendship: a poem :)

Sometimes I can't believe how lucky I am to know the people I do.

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Monday, October 06, 2014

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

It's Complicated

FUN NEWS: My idea for a comic strip column was picked up by McSweeney's!
It will be about the creative process and is called "How to Find Love: Lessons from an Old Maid." This is either an amazing opportunity or I've made a terrible mistake.  Huge thanks to McSweeney's for the honor & congrats to fellow contest winners!
Today's Strip: Cartoonists give realistic advice, unfettered by optimism. ;)

Monday, September 29, 2014