WELCOME!

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?

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Nora Ephron Tribute

"Above all, be the heroine in your life, not a victim." - Nora Ephron.

Note: I can't find the source of the quote in the last panel. I read it in my Twitter feed and lost track of it. If anyone claims it, I'm happy to attribute it.

(This will be my last cartoon this week. I'm leaving for a short work trip and won't have access to a scanner. 'Til next time...)

Monday, June 25, 2012

A Status Message a Day #104

Today's cartoon was inspired my friend, Marnee, who said she needed a little more optimism in her life.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Trip to the Genius Bar

What virus? It's like it was never there, it never existed. :)

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Hit with a Virus!

Oh no! My trusty Mac is sick with a nasty virus. Cartooning on hold until further notice.

Below: Remixed comic. This is what I think computer viruses look like. Tricky, maniacal little buggers.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

A Status Message a Day #103

This was one of my plain text status messages from August 2010, which I illustrated for today. Never hurts to have a reminder :)

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Monday, June 18, 2012

A Status Message a Day #101

I will be giving a short presentation this evening on what I've learned from blogging and cartooning for a year at the 6th meeting of the NY Comics & Picture-Story Symposium. Also presenting: Brooklyn-based animator, Tom Eaton.

(The 6th meeting will take place at the School of Visual Arts, Art Therapy Dept. space at 132 West 21st Street (btw. 6th & 7th Aves), 3rd floor studio at 7pm.)

More about the Symposium

Friday, June 15, 2012

Ice Cream Season

It's ice cream season in New York. Wear it proud, people. Wear it proud :)

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

A Status Message a Day #100

Happy 100th illustrated status message! And over 200 cartoon posts all together!

To celebrate this milestone, I shall sit quietly and ruminate... :)

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Blast from the Past #3

Didn't finish a cartoon today. But here are a couple of sketches from my first trip to China in the summer of 2002. Those kids in the alley are probably grown now. It was a sweltering hot day where we were and I liked to see people taking a popsicle break along the wall.


Monday, June 11, 2012

Thanks for the Cape

I'm such a dork ;)

The cape is way cooler than I could draw it. It has a gorgeous hand-woven print which I left out.

Thursday, June 07, 2012

Ray Bradbury Tribute

"Imagination should be the center of your life." - Ray Bradbury (1920-2012)

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

The Comedy Show

Assignment: short narrative

Basically: not my proudest moment

(color version)



Friday, June 01, 2012

Failure Trophies

If these existed, I would totally collect them...