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?

Friday, September 28, 2012

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Road Less Traveled

Today's cartoon is sloppy, but done. Two roads forked at the intersection -- doesn't have the same ring to it. Eh, what I can say -- I'm a city dweller.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Monday, September 24, 2012

I'm Not Bitter

Not bitter at all. Men are dumb, that's just a fact ;)

This is a smart phone scan, colored in Photoshop. My regular scanner is not working, so this will have to do.

Friday, September 21, 2012

French Metaphors

We were served cheesecake with chocolate sauce in a restaurant and this is what our friend Adrien had to say about it. (You have to read this in a French accent to get the full effect.)

Thursday, September 20, 2012

A Status Message a Day #113

Missed a day of cartooning yesterday, but I had a good reason. This one is for Bridget and Adrien.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

A Status Message a Day #112

Still basking in the afterglow of SPX 2012. Who needs a man if you have comics? ;)

Monday, September 17, 2012

Single Girl, Other City

I attended my first SPX over the weekend! It was a privilege to breathe the same air as Chris Ware, Dan Clowes, Gilbert & Jaime Hernandez, Adrian Tomine, and so many amazing, talented people in the indie cartooning world.

Hats off to the organizers for a fantastic event. I am both pooped and inspired to the max.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Jar of Sass

Where's my jar of sass when I need it??

Have a good weekend, folks :)

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Coexisting With Humans

Here's a quick cartoon from my South Africa travel diary. I'm not better than this. I have the exact same reaction when I see small animals.

The owl, however, was less enthralled with us.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

A Status Message a Day #111

Last week, one of my daily cartoons made the internet rounds and generated a lot of conversation. Thanks to all who participated, commented, shared, or just laughed. The response was really overwhelming and I've appreciated all the feedback from people around the world.

I'm a little off my morning game, but here's another cartoon in the rough. Happy mid-week.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

City Pig in the Park

A quick sketch from my weekend, drawn from memory on the spot, after seeing a man walk his pet pig in a New York City park.

The pig, true to reputation, was completely focused on eating everything in her path.

I'll say this: Living in NYC is never boring.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Overheard by Connie #13

I was sketching a shrub on Sunday when a very disgruntled man "spoke" to me. This is a draft, but you get the idea.

Friday, September 07, 2012

Broken Clocks

Did you hear Bill Clinton's speech at the 2012 DNC on Wednesday? This was one of my favorite excerpts.

By the way, thanks to everyone for the super nice comments and emails this week! It means a lot and gave me a boost during extra long days :)

"Even a broken clock is right twice a day." - Idiom

Thursday, September 06, 2012

Relationship Standards Over Time

Busy week, so this was all I could manage today.

Somebody should do an empirical study on the Zone of Proximal Hooking Up ;)



Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Single Girl, Asian Daughter

Disclaimer: This is not an accurate representation of my parents. But they are Asian, so I used them as a reference :)

Monday, September 03, 2012

Angry Cowboy

This is as angry as you'll ever see me in a cartoon. I don't have a personal beef with Republicans, but I do have a problem with mean-spirited politics, no matter what side you're on.

If you disagree with me, say it to my face, not just to a choir of the like-minded.