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TCAF 2014 Debut: Self-Dual Process

My new mini-comic, Self-Dual, is set to debut at TCAF this weekend, May 10 - 11 at the Toronto Reference Library. From outlining the project to editioning 40 copies, this little trifold-cover book consumed an intense week of hand-cramping production. I will post this for sale in the Monkey-Rope Press etsy shop when I get back from Toronto, and drop off copies at comics shops around the city; until then, I look forward to getting feedback from friends and attendees at the show!

Cover image, light loose pencils to ink

Cover image, light loose pencils to ink

Filling in the heaviest blacks first with a brush pen, to give my hand a rest from micro-movements

Filling in the heaviest blacks first with a brush pen, to give my hand a rest from micro-movements

Trimming and folding the body pages, folding the tri-fold cover, and saddle stitching the book, plus tea and audiobooks

Trimming and folding the body pages, folding the tri-fold cover, and saddle stitching the book, plus tea and audiobooks

The first 20 books I assembled have a ribbon bound in to the middle staple to tie the cover closed...and then I ran out of ribbon.

The first 20 books I assembled have a ribbon bound in to the middle staple to tie the cover closed...and then I ran out of ribbon.

Done!

Done!

CAKE Frame 2: April 20

Chicago friends: I can't wait to see you all at the April 20 CAKE fundraiser, CAKE Frame 2, at the Co-Prosperity Sphere! There will be comics performances, live music, live drawing and a gigantic art auction. Cover your walls with affordable art and support an amazing show while you're at it! 30 artists from the Chicago comics community were generous enough to contribute original drawings or signed prints to help raise money for CAKE (which is coming up soon on May 31/June 1), including Chris Ware and Ivan Brunetti. All of the CAKE organizers are donating work too; I just finished the new piece I made for the auction, which I am donating along with the original drawing from this year's Zine Fest. Winter has finally passed, the sun is out and green is starting to tenuously emerge from the gray and brown, so I wanted to make something cheerful, something that everyone would want to bid on to take home, so I made a reminder that we're all gonna die. Happy happy spring!

Both the Memento Mori and the zine fest drawings are 11" x 14" pen and ink, with watercolor on the former. 

Both the Memento Mori and the zine fest drawings are 11" x 14" pen and ink, with watercolor on the former. 

In process

In process