Thursday, April 30, 2009

Stumptown Pt. 4


An explanation, panel by panel!

1. I made cookies to give away both days. They did not really help sales.
2. When I got on the 8 the bus driver was arguing with a woman who was on her cell phone. She refused to get off the bus, so the bus driver turned the bus off and called the cops, leaving me to walk the 12 blocks to the Lloyd Center with a heavy bag and a cracked rib. Luckily another bus came after about five blocks. It was fucking stupid and it made me late.
3. There were a lot of kids at the Fest, and I was stuck between the very kid-friendly Alter-Egos Society and Multnomah Co. Library. I managed to steer most of them away, but these two tweens in prom dresses liked my style.
4. He was talking about one of the drawings I had for sale.
5. Meagan actually had a really good time.
6. ...
7. !
8. This is a fairly common problem with female-female friendships, at least for me. I guess it's bound to happen if all your lady friends are ridiculously talented, devastatingly intelligent and hot as hell. I'm lucky!

Oh yeah, and check out my roomie Paris' blog! It's got his awesome artwork on it.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Stumptown Pt. 3


Aaaanndd ... a ton of crotch shots, just for April!

And ... in response to Mo's comment, I really don't want sympathy and/or comparisons. I'm just trying to show how crazy you can make yourself without realizing it. IE ... veggie booty is not lunch, bourbon is not dinner, 5 hours drunk sleep is not enough, take your vitamins, you have strength you don't know, don't confuse your truth with your pain, you may be awesome but it still ends up that you have to do everything alone.

And, I've got about 6 months left on my "I had the shittiest year ever" credit; can't touch this.

And, please note: Japes' croakie.

And, finally, let's go Blazers!

Goddamn, I write these way better drunk ...

Stumptown Pt. 2


I can't decide what to write here today.

Except, uh ... if you are Kaebel or Shannon ... ignore the first two panels!

Monday, April 27, 2009

Stumptown Pt. 1


Alright, I'm just gonna skip the days leading up to Stumptown and post these, possibly every day this week?! I know, I know, I'm CRAZY.

The "You have a lot of issues!" comment was my favorite from the weekend. Classic.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Oh F@#$.

Sorry, guys, I am SO behind. No comic today. I'll try to post tomorrow ... I want to finish my Stumptown diary and post it, but it's srsly gonna be like five pages long.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

As Told By Meagan

Well, except the first panel.


Y'know what else I hate drawing cause they always look funny? Beards. Y'know what every fucking guy in Portland has? A beard.

I had a dream last night that I got in a fight with my brother (who reads this blog) because he said my grammar was terrible. I even had to go get my copy of Strunk and White to show him. I wonder what anxiety that's a metaphor for?

*Meagan's version of my nickname is pronounced like Fergie.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

The Party That Made All Our Neighbors Hate Us


It is one of the rules of Milkyboots that Sarah Lyon must be mentioned every couple months. I have done my duty.

I was gonna make Japes saying something funny in the last panel but I couldn't decide, so I offer you these three phrases. You can pick which one you like best. The choices are: "I taught you how to party", "Shut yer mouth", and "You pussies".

I am really behind in drawing and need to catch up!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Whoa! It's Over!

My first convention! I just got home. It was fun, and I've got something special for the blog too. Yesterday was Thunder over Louisville, which means it's been exactly a year since I started drawing for my zines. So, as a treat/fun exercise, I redrew those first two pages. Man I used to be wordy!



Coincidentally, the feeling of those is remarkably close to what I've been feeling lately.

But, srsly, Stumptown was awesome! Rach, John, Meagan, Arian, Paris and Japes all came to help out and bring me food which meant pretty much the entire cast was there. I talked to Lucy Knisley in the bathroom, got called 'party girl' by my boss, developed an enormous crush on this artist, hung out with my tablemates from the Alter-Egos Society, tried to make eyes at the Pony Club peeps across the aisle, all while nursing a vicious hangover (yes, both days). Hooray!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Stumptown Countdown!

Y'all get two today. Why? Because I love you.



This is really NSFW and possibly the most explicit thing I've ever drawn. It puts "Do Everything at Once" to shame. I also think it would make a pretty sweet Valentine's Day card.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

I Taught You How to Blog.


I cannot even count how many times I heard "I taught you how to (fill in the blank)" last week. Also, people playing guitar is one of my least favorite things to draw ... can everyone please start playing laptops?

Stumptown Comics Fest this weekend! Catch me at Table 14. I will have cookies, among other things.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Shit was EPIC.


Oh God, we had a party last night. We had a party. I think I am still a little drunk.

Anyway, some of my favorite things about Paris are: he only uses 50% actual words and every morning (well, afternoon) he says, "I am never drinking again." For example, he just said, "Seriously though ... I am never drinking again."

Thursday, April 9, 2009

So, this is why ...

... you don't take photos of your comics at night. Or, this is why you own a scanner.


Here is a drawing I made.

Update: Guess who just registered for the Portland Zine Symposium?!

Monday, April 6, 2009


I'm posting this early. Why? Because tomorrow I have to go to an honest-to-goodness REAL job. Don't worry, it's only temporary.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Cut Offs Weather


Y'see that last lil bit that got cut off? Don't worry about it. I got it under control. It's just, y'know, a bit of self-censorship.

I think the whole Portland attitude of "Don't put me in your fucking zine" is affecting my brain.

UPDATE: I un-edited it. What'mi gonna do, pretend I don't have feelings?

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Black Bars


Yesterday was a total mess/disaster for everyone in my house, except maybe John, who has an alter-ego to blame all his fuck-ups on. I suck at people and also the Drink-N-Draw thing I did made me keep it "PG". I don't like doing "PG" art. Life isn't "PG". Life is a fantastic, beautiful mess with swearing, boobs, butt plugs, trauma, embarrassment, etc.
I mean, I guess there was a kid there. But no boobies?

Seriously tho, it was fun, I got free food and beer and it was really nice to meet some of the other Stumptown exhibitors.

I had a pretty funny dream last night in which everything that was bothering me before I went to bed got resolved: TEB sent me an email saying the research I did was fine but I didn't need to do quite so much, Japes sent one explaining why he wouldn't sleep over and someone confronted me about lying on my resume (even though I didn't). But of course when I woke up everything was still broken and I still feel like a dumbass.