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  • FILL-anthropic


    I forgot to post about this earlier!

    This is a logo I created for FILL-anthropic, an organization started by one of my friends from home, Karen Gilbransen. We worked together to come up with a logo concept that would suggest a glass-half-full optimism about doing your part to make a difference in our hometown community of Willimantic, Connecticut.

    The logo was created in black and white to keep printing costs minimal (flyers and postcards can be printed on any photocopier) and to keep the beverage generic (though if we're being honest, mine would have to be one of the house brews from the Willimantic Brewing Company). A color version could be an easy change in the future.


    From the organization's Facebook page:

    Raising money for local non-profits is as easy as going out for a drink and leaving a donation. It really is that simple. Once a month we meet at the Willimantic Brewing Company, spend time with friends and meet new ones. We ask for a donation of $5. That money goes to a local organization that we choose.

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  • Lynda! Barry!

    Lynda! Barry! by thimblewinder
    Lynda! Barry!, a photo by thimblewinder on Flickr.

    Last night I went to see cartoonists Lynda Barry (One! Hundred! Demons!, What it Is) and Alison Bechdel (Fun Home) read from their work and discuss comics at Wellesley College in Wellesley, Massachusetts.

    Right before the event, while people were still trickling into the auditorium, Lynda sat in the front row, re-braiding her hair and tying on a bright red bandanna. My hero.

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  • Open studios April 30 + May 1





    It's that time again! Somerville Open Studios is in just a few weeks, and I will be showing my recent and older and maybe even FUTURE creations. And so will you.


    Wait, what's this about you? That's right. Should you come visit my studio on April 30 or May 1 between the hours of noon and 6pm, you may very well create some art of your own. Making and sending mail is a big part of my creative process, so I've decided that my open studio should include a casual letter- (or postcard, or thank-you note) party, because good mail is something to be shared. Also, I am thinking about making brownies, which are also something to be shared.


    In addition to the letter-writing business (and you don't have to if you don't want to), THERE WILL BE A NEW ZINE if that's your sort of thing. There is also a possibility of looking at some zine flats, and some stuff I'm not quite finished with, because process is cool, and I'm going to show some illustration work I've done this past year. I'm not sure what else, but it'll be fun.


    You can find my location, a map, and an artist statement right here.

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  • Brilliant Mistake + Your Secretary cover

    Rats in Love illustration


    This is a zine cover I drew, commissioned for a valentine-themed split zine by Carrie of Brilliant Mistake and Jami of Your Secretary. They wanted something valentine-related, but kind of unexpected or campy, and we decided that rats in love was the right way to go. They were planning to have the cover silkscreened in one color of ink, so I took that into consideration when I was making the drawing. It was a fun project to work on, and I enjoyed reading the finished zine. I hear that you can get a copy of the zine from Quimby's Bookstore in Chicago.


    I have another recently-finished illustration project I'll be able to share soon. Stay tuned!

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  • Artists and their Bookshelves

    Today I was featured in a ginormous, image-heavy blog post about artists and their book collections and means of dis-/organization. My two bookshelves are featured, as well as a few words about what the collection means to me.

    The author of the blog is the very talented Jessica Gowling, who makes awesome nature-inspired artwork.

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