Sunday, December 8, 2013

I haven't posted in forever! Just tonight, as I work on the latest illustrations for the yet-to-be-published, will-be-published-on-Tuesdsay, Funny Women column, did I realize I hadn't posted the past two Funny Women illustrations. So this post is a long one. Get ready.

At the end of October I illustrated Funny Women #109, Epicurious.com: Reader Comments (http://therumpus.net/2013/10/funny-women-109-epicurious-com-reader-comments/). After googling Epicurious.com, to see what it was, I started illustrating, and ended up with these:

UN-AMERICAN PEPPERS! Gouache and ink.


The Introspective Recipe. Gouache and ink.

Next in mid-November was Funny Women #110: Ten Billion Tips to Becoming a Better Writer, which was a delightful read and made me laugh out loud several times (http://therumpus.net/2013/11/funny-women-110-ten-billion-tips-to-becoming-a-better-writer/).

Write!1!! Gouache and ink.

Sometime in the next two weeks I will post the Funny Women illustrations I'm wrapping up tonight. Though I am very much enjoying being the illustrator for this column (an entire column to myself!), the content tends to be different than the regular Rumpus content, and I miss illustrating the heartfelt, raw, honest content that is found on the main Rumpus page. In a time when irony and cynicism are trendy, I think there's something special about the authors who show up willing to be vulnerable and sincere on that page.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

 The latest Funny Women has arrived! FUNNY WOMEN # 108: Terms and Conditions for Watching Your Stuff, by Eliza Berman.

You can read the column here: http://therumpus.net/2013/10/funny-women-108-terms-and-conditions-for-watching-your-stuff/

I only did one illustration for this one, which features the arm of the barista the author has been "eye-fucking." Which this is the official first time the word "fuck" has appeared in this blog! A big day for us all.

Better Things to do. Ink.

Monday, September 30, 2013

The latest Funny Women column did a spoof of a few literary classics - giving them a few revisions that would make them worthy for Lifetime.

You can read the article here: http://therumpus.net/2013/09/funny-women-107-lifetime-does-the-classics/

Turns out the timing of this column ended up being one of those perfect pieces-of-life overlappings. I'm currently reading Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi (and loving it. If you haven't yet read it I highly highly recommend it!!) in which Daisy Miller and Jane Austen play key roles and Jane Eyre is mentioned.

Illustrations below:

The Dreaded Love Square! Gouache and Ink.
 
Gouache and ink.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Illustrations for the latest Funny Women were posted yesterday!

Check them out here:
http://therumpus.net/2013/09/funny-women-106-gay-wedding-vows/

Radioactive. Gouache and Ink.



Celebration. Gouache and ink.

Sunday, August 11, 2013

I'm now illustrating for the Funny Women column on the Rumpus website. Here is my first Funny Women set of illustrations for Funny Women #105: Reflections of the Boyfriend of a Manic Pixie Dream Girl, by Barbara Holm.

http://therumpus.net/2013/08/funny-women-105-reflections-of-the-boyfriend-of-a-manic-pixie-dream-girl/

Weed Tape. Gouache and Ink.

Even cooks in her underwear! Gouache and Ink.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

RUMPUS illustrations for a story called "After a Fashion" by Lad Tobin. The most entertaining writing I've read about fashion...ever, probably. I don't tend to read about fashion. Unless the writing is written by Tim Gunn. But I feel like if it is written by Tim Gunn, the writing is probably less about fashion and more using fashion as a tool for helping you find yourself, or encouraging you to "make it work." :) Ah Tim.

I digress. Here is the link to the essay and my illustrations: http://therumpus.net/2013/07/after-a-fashion/

And in case you're lazy, here are the images:

Confident, Urbane Adult! Gouache and Ink.




What to wear...? Ink.

One step closer to Me. Gouache and Ink.

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Jokes Taught Me About Sex, by Andrew Hudgins, is another Rumpus delight.  If you have 10 minutes, I recommend reading this essay. If you only have 10 seconds, I recommend looking at the illustrations. :)

http://therumpus.net/2013/06/jokes-taught-me-about-sex/#comments

Pinballing. Ink and gouache.

Friday, May 31, 2013

Another batch of Rumpus illustrations: http://therumpus.net/2013/05/fire-school/

Fire School by Rachel Monroe.

Fire School. Gouache and ink.

And thinking about... Gouache and ink.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

A new set of Rumpus illustrations for an essay called "Five Reasons to Kiss my Gynecologist" by Katherine Riegel.

I wanted to illustrate it as soon as I read the title.
...It wasn't exactly what I thought it would be, but it ended up being more thought-provoking.

Read it and see my illustrations here:
http://therumpus.net/2013/05/five-reasons-to-kiss-my-gynecologist/

Reason Two. Gouache and ink.

Angry as a Swarm of Bees. Ink.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Rumpus illustrations posted today! Check out my illustrations for the story "Firecracker" by Teow Lim Goh here:  http://therumpus.net/2013/03/firecracker/

Sleepy Lion

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Once again, illustrating for the Rumpus has challenged me in new and artsy ways. This time it was by drawing something I'd never drawn before- a Chinese New Year style lion. It was so. much. fun.
The story these illustrations are accompanying hasn't been posted on the Rumpus website yet, but when it is I'll post the link here.

In other news, this past Christmas season I sold postcards at a beautiful little bookshop in Potrero Hill called Christopher's Books.

Christopher's Books
The postcards featured San Francisco cityscapes I've drawn, a few of which are posted on this blog.

Like this guy!
And this guy!
By now all the postcards I left with Christopher's Books have been adopted by loving individuals who still enjoy communicating via written word. However, fear not! I will soon be selling sets of similar postcards through this blog. Details to come...

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Another Rumpus set! This time for the essay "It Doesn't Mean Very Much at All," by Ruth Fowler.
Check it out here: http://therumpus.net/2013/02/it-doesnt-mean-very-much-at-all/

Ophelia Academia. Gouache and ink.




Our Lofty Ideals. Gouache and Ink.


I am lonely. Ink.

Friday, January 25, 2013


Illustrations for the essay "Running Away from Running Away" posted on the The Rumpus this week.

http://therumpus.net/2013/01/running-away-from-running-away/

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Another set of illustrations for the Rumpus! This time, for a story that made me both smile and cry called "The Stone of Help."


Monday, January 7, 2013

One more link from The Rumpus. This time the illustrations are for a collection of short stories about storms, with many about Hurricane Sandy and Katrina.

Readers Report Back...From Storm Stories:
http://therumpus.net/2013/01/readers-report-back-from-storm-stories/