Happy spring! It's finally warming up a bit here after what seemed like months of endless, miserable snow and ice! Birds are finally out and seeds are being prepared for our flower and veggie gardens. Sad we aren't doing much traveling this spring and summer, but looking forward to being home and really working on our gardens when not working. Lots going on this month and not a whole lot of time to do much posting, so here's a quick run-down of what's to come before I bury myself in paintings! A few art shows and releases, first up is:
The release of the Magic of Mary Blair collection by Pinup Couture at the Pinup Girl boutique in Burbank, CA on April 25th (info to the left). Excited to have my new Alice fabrics/dress/skirts released at this big event along with 5 brand new Alice inspired fine art prints (peek at the new Queen of Hearts art print, above!) and a limited amount of handmade Jewelry to match the collection! A few of these items will be available in my online shops after the release for those of you who won't be able to attend (Prints will be available here and Jewelry items will be available here!).
I'll also have three new paintings in a show over at Bear and Bird Gallery, for their Studio Ghibli inspired show! Show opens May 8th and runs through July 4th, opening reception from 7-10pm. Wish I could be at the event to see all the beautiful work they're featuring! Please stop by if you're in the area (and take lots of pictures, ;) Below is a peek at one of three paintings I've sent over to the gallery, couldn't resist painting a little Jiji!
A few special projects are in the go as well as working on the Chimi books over the coming months, so I might not be posting very frequently. Next show will be Boston Comic Con over the summer. Unfortunately, I'm not able to take on commissions due to my work load, however, I will be bringing a bunch of smaller sized paintings, some cover paintings and new prints to the show. Looking forward to seeing our friends there and sneaking out of the house for a few days!
Posted on 8 July 2015
|(Peek at the new Go Go Ghouls print series!)|
No clue how it's July already, time has been flying! A quick update, I'll be releasing a bunch of new items over the next two months both in my online store and at Boston Comic Con the end of this month. First up, new tote bags! I've been meaning to release them sooner, but work has been keeping me more then busy. My Curse of the Black Cat tote bags will be available in my online shop July 15th as well as at the Con end of month. These are part of a set of vintage Halloween style items I've been designing-more will be available as we get close to the Fall (hopefully some T shirts...)! SO happy with how these came out, also-they GLOW IN THE DARK!
Now, on to art prints! A few years ago I released a set of Go Go Ghouls art prints. I've decided it was time to revisit the theme and freshen them up a bit. I'll be adding to this set throughout the next year or so, adding a new piece here and there. These giclee prints will be a limited run, making room for new additions every few months. The first four in the series will be release at Boston Con (sneak peek of the paintings are above...), I'll be bringing 10 of each to the show. The remaining prints will be available in my online shop soon after.
Quite a few additional prints (including The Ghost of Tiny Tim, Possessed to Skate and Skull Studies, below) will also be available in my online shop as well, I'll be sure to post when they're all listed and ready to rock :)
A bunch more to share over the next few months. Slowly working away on my Lenormand fortune card set still and mulling over ideas and venues for another solo show related to the cards...hopefully in 2016-ish. In the meantime, I'm spending all my painting energies on the new Chimichanga comic series with Eric Powell, which is looking to be a pretty special book. It's been a real challenge hand painting this book and I'm really proud of how it's coming along. Can't wait for it to be out!
Posted on 8 July 2015
Some exciting news! So honored to be asked to paint a very special Nancy Drew piece for Papercutz 10th anniversary. These will be a limited run of 250 numbered pieces and will be available for purchase at BookCon and from selected bookstores and comic book stores across the United States and Canada on May 30th. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the prints will go to help charities including the Children’s Book Council, the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund and the Hero Initiative.
(more info at http://graphicpolicy.com/…/papercutz-celebrates-10-years-w…/)
Posted on 27 May 2015
The news is out! I'm so crazy excited to be working with Eric Powell on the new Chimichanga series for Dark Horse Comics. It's pretty much the most fun I've had in a long time on a book and I couldn't be happier about this collab! The book was announced at ECCC this past weekend, you can peek at a few pages and read the interview over at comicbookresources.com. If you aren't familiar with the series, please check out the original book, it's packed full of fun circus sideshow-monster-y goodness for all ages. I absolutely loved the book when it hit shelves a few years ago, so it's been a real treat to be involved with the new series.
Back to work! :)
Posted on 31 March 2015
A quick art update and post. I've been pretty awful with keeping the blog up to date with new covers and info the past couple of months. Here are a few of my recent favorite pinup covers I've painted for Dynamite. I just finished my very last cover for Vampirella, it's been a really fun run this past year and change-a big thank you to Dynamite for having me on these great books and to everyone who went out of their way to seek out my covers and support my small contribution to the books-for both Vampi and Sonja.♥
In some other news, I'll be contributing a grouping of small paintings to Bear and Bird Boutique and Gallery for their Studio Ghibli tribute show. I'm so excited to see what everyone comes up with for the show and I'll be sure to share the specifics and full paintings here as it gets closer. The dates for that will be May 8 - July 4, 2015. I'll also be a guest at Boston Comic Con this summer (July 31-August 2nd)-hope to see some of you there! A lot more to share in the coming months, some exciting unannounced projects, new art print editions and events-but that's all I can share for now! xo
Posted on 23 February 2015