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…/)

April Update



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!







Chimichanga!



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! :)

Covers And Quick Update

 


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

Spring 2015 Collab With Pin Up Girl Clothing

Some exciting news: I'm happy to share that I'll be continuing to collaborate with Pin Up Girl Clothing! This year is bringing all kinds of awesomeness and I'm honored to contribute some original designs for their lovely dresses and skirts again-first up is the Spring 2015 line. It's been a real treat to be working on fabrics, and at this point I can honestly say I'm truly in love with it and the process. A big thank you to PUG for having me on board again!

The two designs I've worked up were inspired by Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and will be part of the Fairy Tale Fantasy Collection. Alice and her adventures were pretty key in helping form my imagination as a little girl, they combined a sort of sugary sweetness, odd characters and some rather creepy bits that really resonated with me. With there being so many different characters and possible ways to take it, I decided to break it down into two parts for the patterns. After a lot of drawing and trouble shooting designs, The Wonderland Print and Queen of Hearts print is the result. The Wonderland is an all over print combining various elements from the Mad Tea Party, as well as the Caterpillar, Cheshire cat and little Alice (not to mention "eat me" cakes, "drink me" bottles, keys. squiggles...lots of drawing for this print, that's for sure!). This prints will be featured on the Doris Skirt and Ella Dress, below.
The Second Pattern, Queen of Hearts, is a border print. This one was a challenge-but I'm really happy with the result and how it all came together. We all become attached to making things sometimes, and the art on this print was certainly something attached to my heart-and I hope it shows. This print features the Queen of course, White Rabbit, Cheshire Cat, card suits galore and of course lots of cards, heart shaped tarts, paint buckets and red roses (carefully painted white, of course!). This print will be featured on the Lydia Dress (Up above, at the top!) and Jenny Skirt, below.
 A closer look at the fabric details below....

Please stop by the Pin Up Girl Clothing website to check out all of the the spring 2015 designs and to sign up and join the wait list-you'll be notified as soon as the new styles are available for purchase. Hope you enjoyed the peek at these pretty new things and hope some of you lovely ladies will have fun wearing them! xo