In the fall of 2018, I started making shorter comics about my daily life. It was an exercise in both creating stories within boundaries, and in expanding my audience online-- I posted each comic on Instagram, and the immediate feedback motivated me to produce more.
I ended up collecting them in a volume titled Making Time, touching on both the fact that I have to make time in my busy life for comics and other creative pursuits, AND to the many stories I create that touch on the process of making-- the importance of knitting, sewing, and other forms of handwork in my life means that they show up in my comics.
I hope that Making Time will be the first volume in a series of diary minicomics. It was funded through Kickstarter and will be available soon in my Etsy shop.
Hourly Comic Day 2019!
Here’s an assortment of early diary comics— I particularly used these to work out visual issues in my my work. You can see that I’ve gravitated towards a good square panel, even prior to posting them on the ‘gram.
Key West Diary
Key West Diary explores the experience of travel while parenting, following the author on a five day trip she takes with her young daughter to visit old friends in Florida. Through beach visits and bike rides, an awkward party and a presidential encounter, she confronts her past and present identities as an artist, a mother, and a friend, finding magic in the chaos. Now available on Etsy.
This is an 8 page minicomic about my daughter Vivian’s birth that I created just before her fourth birthday. I wrote and drew this over four days at the Center for Cartoon Studies as part of the Cartoon Studio workshop led by Luke Howard and Jarad Greene. Get your copy in my Etsy shop!
Birth Story page 1
I wrote and drew this story in the Graphic Memoir workshop led by Melanie Gillman at the Center for Cartoon Studies in August 2017. It appears in Pine Pitch Perfume.
This story was published in the third issue of the Ladybroad Ledger (Winter 2018), Vermont's only femme alt comics newspaper.
Partial Anatomy of a Fabric Stash
My Dog Lulu
I wrote and drew this story in the summer of 2017. It appears in Pine Pitch Perfume.