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, October 31, 2012

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Hurricane Landings

Well wishes to those affected by yesterday's storm and big thanks to everyone working tirelessly around the clock to put the city back together again.

From my window, I could see birds clinging to the tops of trees, but first they had to land...

Monday, October 29, 2012

Hurricane Pick-up Lines

A second cartoon for the day, just for laughs. Pick-up line brilliantly conceived by my friend Ali Hawkins :)

When I started cartooning a year ago, I posted this one about how New Yorkers prepare for a hurricane.

Storm's a-brewin'. Stay safe, fellow East Coasters.

Mommy Aerialist

This one is for my friends Stacey and Pascal in South Africa -- who are due any minute now! Judging from the parents, I imagine the baby will have a few tricks up its sleeves :)

Friday, October 26, 2012

At Least It's Friday

As comedian Mike Birbiglia would say, my dreams are so much better than my life right now.

BUT as I would say --

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Speaking Voice Over Time

I think I may be getting more obnoxious with age, but at least I'm self-aware ;)

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Mornings Are Merry

I usually love my mornings, but some days - not so much ;)

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Hard to Please Men

Today's cartoon is inspired by a classic Seinfeld episode where George gets set up on a blind date ;)

Monday, October 22, 2012

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Monday, October 15, 2012

Single Girl, Stupid Gag

Girls can be mean, but boys are no picnic either...
With apologies and love to Charles M. Schulz, creator of "Peanuts"

Friday, October 12, 2012

Old Lady Walking

My friends know that I'm an old lady inside, so with every birthday, I'm just getting closer to my true self ;)

Thursday, October 11, 2012

A Status Message a Day #115

I missed a day of cartooning, but the good news is jury duty turned into one of the best New York days ever.

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Single Girl, Chicken Soup

I always feel funny making dinner, but I must say, I've got single-servings down pat.

Monday, October 08, 2012

Friday, October 05, 2012

Tumbleweed Fridays

I got nothin' today. Have a good weekend, everyone.

Thursday, October 04, 2012

Wednesday, October 03, 2012

Social Media Flirt

This was a throw-away joke. Brought it back for today's cartoon. Some ideas are totally superfluous and I'm fine with that.

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

The Gifting Rituals of Autumn

Argh! I neglected to replace my broken scanner and it is biting me in the butt this week.

I'll have to properly scan and repost this cartoon later, but here's a peek. It's the best I could manage today, from a photograph of the line work.

A bit late for Mid-Autumn Festival, but moon cakes last forever.

Monday, October 01, 2012

Phases of Moon Cake

Yesterday was Mid-Autumn Festival, a Chinese lunar harvest holiday, when families gather and feast and celebrate the season. Traditionally, moon cakes (a rich pastry made of lotus or red bean paste, often containing a salted duck yolk) are gifted and eaten with tea during this occasion. If you celebrate, hope you had a very happy 中秋節.

This is the first panel of a longer cartoon I'm working on about this tradition. Hope to post today or tomorrow.