Join me for Somerville Open Studios!

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I’m opening my studio doors for Somerville Open Studios 2014, May 3 and 4! I’m a proud member of the fantastic art community at Mad Oyster Studios in east Somerville, right by City Hall, and this will be my first year participating in Somerville Open Studios (aka SOS — See Our Studios!)

Mad Oyster Studios is stop #100 of the Somerville Open Studios sites (see the SOS website for more detail if you don’t know what this means), and I am in studio G7 with Jonathan Rich. Here’s my profile on the Somerville Open Studios website if you want more information about the location and how to get there by trolley.

SOS2014I’ll have my recent work up on display, as well as a show-and-tell of the comic book making process.  You’ll walk away from my studio learning a little something — peeking behind the curtain and learning a bit about the magic of Comic Book Publishing. OoooOoh! I might even have a few prints and comics available for sale, we’ll see.

Some folks in Mad Oyster Studios are going to be open for the Friday night preview — officially I am not; however, if you are in the building and want to stop by, I’ll be in situ setting up, so you are free to stop on by (just be aware that I won’t be fully set up).

Hope to see you there! Should be an awesome time!

 

 

My new studio home: Mad Oyster Studios in Somerville, MA

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I’m really excited to announce that I have a new art studio, and it’s in the fantastic Mad Oyster Studios in awesome Somerville, MA.  I used to live in Somerville (back in the day) and it has a very active  art scene, so I’m excited to be officially a part of it.

I just moved in last week, so I’m still setting up my space, but here’s a little preview of what it’s like:

My new studio space at Mad Oyster StudiosAfter my initial move-in, I turned off most of the lights so my husband could nap on the couch. It’s not really that dark in here! (Though admittedly I do like to work in a cave-like place…  can’t be good for my eyes though.)

My setup

Since my walls are mostly masonry (great for fire-proofing, not so good for nailing stuff up), I rigged up a not-very-elegant-but-very-useful pine board rig to hang up frequently used tools, as well as a mirror for checking expressions and all that.

All moved in (and kind of pooped)

Here’s me looking terrible and exhausted after finishing moving in! It’s pretty much the worst photo… why did I post this picture again…?

 

 

See you tonight at Doodle!

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I’m getting really excited for tonight’s opening reception of Doodle. Will I see you there?

Doodle at the Nave Gallery Annex, 53 Chester Street, Somerville, MA (right in Davis Square).
Opening reception tonight, 6-8pm! Meet and greet the artists!

More info on the show-

Upcoming Art Show: Doodle at the Nave Gallery Annex in Davis Square in Somerville, MA

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bostonstrongI’m excited to announce my work for Doodle, an upcoming art show at the NAVE Gallery Annex in Davis Square, Somerville, MA.

My work, For My Boston Strong (Between Sleeps #2), will be on display with a number of other artists in this curated show devoted to all things cartoons, which will run from January 10-26, 2014.  The opening show will be on January 10th (a Friday), 6 – 8 pm, and I will be there!  It would be great to see you! Here’s the Facebook event for the opening show if you’d like to officially RSVP.

So, if you are in the greater Boston area, please drop on by the NAVE Gallery Annex (directions here) to see all the work on display, especially if you are a fan of cartoons and comics.

Process post – Boston Marathon bombings comic, final panel

Process

bostonstrongTook this photo of the panel I’d just inked as it dried on my studio desk.  Writing a comic about the Boston Marathon bombings has been tough as I’ve mentioned in previous posts.  I don’t want to be seen as trying to exploit the event or hitching my wagon to it for some perverted reason.  I live and work a street away from Boylston street and the bombing happened in my neighborhood — so I’ve been trying to draw a short story that was authentic to my experience living and being around that terrible event without resorting to cliches (the finish line, the sneakers). Living in the area after the bombing was a world away from what the news was portraying, honestly. I think I finally found the image I was looking for to conclude this little story, I dug it up from my memory last night and put it together.

 


After the fact, here’s my childhood friend Santa Bear admiring his, I mean my, hard work drying on the drafting table.