Saturday, November 28, 2009

book sleuth: the higher power of lucky (2 of 6)

a super-speedy (and procrastination-friendly) post to share the next spread in my book sleuth series. it's on the higher power of lucky by susan patron. it's a pretty new book, and so scandalous because she uses the word 'scrotum' in the first paragraph. crazytown! click to read slash, see the big version.
in other non-relevant news, i had a lovely pair of thanksgivings this year, one of which involved thanksgiving pizza, and one that involved dutch apple pie made by someone who's actually dutch, and both of which involved an outrageously huge vat of cranberry sauce, which is already gone. i hope you all celebrated accordingly, too.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

away we go: the book sleuth (1 of 6)

all right, i'll admit that i'm making zero work right now that is not grad-school-flavored. in an effort to keep things at least a little bit updated around here, here's the first of my book sleuth spreads! fun fact: in a serendipitous trip to baltimore's book thing, i found a free copy of my father's dragon just days after i finished the series. hooray! if you'd like to read my lovely kid-oriented review of the book as well, click to enlarge, friends!

i did the whole spread: digital collage for the color full-page and the black and white spread, the writing, and the layout. i am so not a graphic designer, but i think the layout is pretty okay? maybe? i will even settle for not distractingly bad. stay tuned for the rest of the series, to be unveiled in a painstakingly slow manner. thanks for hanging with me as i try to, you know, get my masters.

Friday, November 6, 2009


my show is up my show is up my show is up! thanks to everyone who came out to the opening last friday, it was lovely of you to join me. i like to think that me and the cupcakes got equal billing. for those of you that couldn't make it, here are some pictures that prove its existence:

it's still chilling on the 3rd floor of the fox building at mica, if you're in the baltimore area and just can't keep yourself away. if not, i'll post some fancier images of the finished spreads later. i'm gonna draw it out really annoying and slow-like, since i don't have a lot (coughanycough) of new work to show since, oh yeah, grad school has consumed my soul. boo.

in other news, i'm going to nyc this weekend for a super-speedy mini-vacation. that's right soul, i'm coming for you. grad school can't have you forever!