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Comics & Illustration

Friday, December 13, 2019

Monday, December 09, 2019

Sketchbook: Working Through It

I've been writing through some hard stuff, which I'm learning is an important part of the creative process. I'm also learning to to replenish as I go. Thanks for your patience and support while I work through it. It's not easy, but I'm feeling the love too.

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Wednesday, December 04, 2019

Less Single On Average

I sometimes wish I had a naturally charming personality and that I always knew the socially appropriate thing to say.

It would make life less awkward --

But maybe also more boring for elephants :)
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Saturday, November 30, 2019

Very Intense Humans

Please excuse the lag in posting new journal comics. I spent my holiday focusing on writing longer-form material and reminding myself it is okay to be in the middle of the process. Thanks for reading along as I figure it out.

Artists are very intense humans :)
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Thursday, November 21, 2019

Even When We Know Better

Older self to younger self: Trust me on this one.
Younger self: I refuse.

New journal comic about the lessons we have to learn in real time.
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Sunday, October 27, 2019

Sketchbook: A Hedgehog Named Alphie

Fun fact! Hedgehogs are nocturnal animals and do not like to suffer fools.

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Thursday, October 24, 2019

Sketchbook: My Friend's Dog

Sketch of my friend's dog, who tolerates about me only 30 percent of the time.

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Update: New Comic on the Symptoms of Stress for The Lily

"Many of us learn to be tough and resilient under stress, which serves us well in our daily lives. The only catch is that these “superpowers” can become weaknesses if we rely on them too much...Compartmentalizing and suffering through emotional discomfort can have mental and physical costs over time. Changing old habits is not easy, but I am learning to sit with difficult emotions longer and to listen harder to what they are trying to tell me."

Read as separate panels on Instagram

For The Washington Post's The Lily.

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Friday, October 18, 2019

Sketchbook: Friday Feeling

Put on music. Dance badly, off the beat. Be grateful nobody is watching.
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Thursday, October 17, 2019

Friday, October 11, 2019

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Clouds Accumulating & Friendly Intervention (Two Comics)

Two new comics about feeling overwhelmed.

Thanks to my friend Aatish for listening to me vent and accurately observing that I should chill out :)
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Monday, October 07, 2019

Thursday, October 03, 2019

Shy With Dogs

These are based on real dogs at the climbing gym I go to and drawn from memory. I think I do this with people too. I'm social, but I have a very careful approach.

You can read this as separate panels on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/p/B3KR1tFA9nu
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Monday, September 30, 2019

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Self-Care Swim

New journal comic about the relief that comes after swimming. Personally significant because I just learned to swim this summer. (See my comic for The Lily earlier this year.)

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Friday, September 20, 2019

Fewer Birds In The Sky

"It’s as if all birds are canaries, and the entire world their coal mine." - Ed Yong for The Atlantic.

A haunting line that I've been thinking about a lot. New journal comic inspired by the article.

Link: The Quiet Disappearance of Birds in North America

Comic on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/p/B2ph0eWAAms

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Wednesday, September 18, 2019