I got to design a float from scratch this year for a Mardi Gras dog parade in Sandestin. The parade occurred Feb 15, and my float won first place! As I was coming up with the design I researched the original line-up for Woodstock and converted some of the acts into dog-friendly versions: Joe Cocker Spaniel, Bloodhound, Sweat & Tears, Bone Baez, Jimi Houndrix, and Sly & the Family Bone. The float looked like a psychedelic VW bus driven by Brody the dog (his owner Bart was hidden behind a curtain doing the real driving). This is Brody’s 5th parade win.
Did you know – John Porcellino (mini-comic zine mastermind, distro hero, documentary subject and fascinating human being) called THE PORTABLE NOT MY SMALL DIARY “A great introduction to one of the most important comic-zines in history.” How’s that for cred? Order your copy now!
OK, I admit it. I joined a Meme group on FB and the #1 rule is “original memes only.” It turns out I was born to make memes. Here is one of my recent creations:
Huff and Stuff
This Halloween Lee and I had a couple of different costumes. But one stood out and was selected as one of “The Best Halloween Costumes of 2014” according to The Huffington Post. No, really! We’re dressed as Gor-don and Heidi from the Sprint Framily commercial (I’m even holding a fake hamster in a ball). 15 minutes of fame?
Not My Small Diary 18
Yes, I am still gathering diaries for the Pet-themed issue of NMSD…. Here is a teaser image from Robert Kirby!
(and in the meantime, go to my store and purchase a past isse of NMSD, you won’t be sorry).
The latest, greatest Artwalk is upon us…. Friday, 9/5 and Saturday 9/6. I will be showing my work at What’s On 2nd for the 7th year in a row. I love that place! Come on down and see my many pieces of art – all different than my Naked Art Gallery pieces. I will also have some comic books for sale and may sneak you an “Alabama Slammer” if you’re good. The event is big, fun and free!
I will be part of a 2-woman show at Naked Art Gallery August 15-September 27! I have created 38 new pieces for the show and look forward to sharing the opening with artist Deirdre Lewis. I will also be an artist in Birmingham’s Artwalk, September 5-6, so my output of work is at an all-time high. Below is a sneak preview of some of my new work. I hope to see you at one or both events!
The Portable Not My Small Diary is OUT NOW!!!!!!!!!
Go here to order!!
Not My Small Diary is an autobio anthology that started in 1996 and is still going strong today. This book is a perfect bound 5.5×8.5 book, color cover, B/W inside, 212 pages, signed by the editor, with original cover by Jonathan Edwards. This is a must-have collection showcasing the work of 88 artists & writers, culled from all 17 past issues of NMSD. Many previous issues are out of print so here’s your chance to see what you’ve been missing! Get the collection that MariNaomi calls her “favorite long-running anthology”. Joe Decie boldly states that he “wouldn’t be drawing comics if it weren’t for NMSD.”
COMING SOON: The Portable Not My Small Diary
The order has been placed with the printer…. The Portable NMSD is heading our way soon! Not My Small Diary is an autobio anthology that started in 1996 and is still going strong today. This is a must-have collection showcasing the work of 88 artists & writers, culled from all 17 past issues of NMSD. Many previous issues are out of print so here’s your chance to see what you’ve been missing! Get the collection that MariNaomi calls her “favorite long-running anthology”. Joe Decie boldly states that he “wouldn’t be drawing comics if it weren’t for NMSD.”
Here are the artists featured in this book: John Porcellino, Misun Oh, Buzz Buzzizyk, Erin Tobey, Dan Moynihan, Lee Green, Delaine Green, Ayun Halliday, Cindy Rehm, Jerry Sims, Ben Snakepit, Allen Salyer, Ramsey Beyer, Dave Kiersh, John Miller, Julia Wertz, Max Clotfelter, Richard Cowdry, Kelly Froh, Lizzee Solomon, Alec Longstreth, Sarah Oleksyk, Kurt Wolfgang, Peter Conrad, Alixopulos, Hellen Jo, Joel Orff, Shannon Palmer, Tom Motley, Hilary Barta, Ed Repka, Bobby Tran Dale, Roberta Gregory, Derek Ballard, Ryan Holgerson, Lark Pien, Mike Tolento, Andrew Goldfarb, Chad Woody, Edward Bolman, De Kwok, Scout Finnegan, Kevin Van Hyning, T Edward Bak, Jim Siergey, Joe Decie, Donna Barr, Missy Kulik, Sam Spina, Brad Dale, MariNaomi, Cara Bean, Jeff Zenick, Richard Visick, Kyle Bravo, Andrew Lorenzi, David St. Albans, Kevin Friend, Adam Pasion, Carrie McNinch, Lucy Knisley, MJ Hammes, Brad Foster, John Isaacson, Patty Leidy, Noah Van Sciver, Onsmith Jeremi, Tim Doyle, Frederick Noland, Jess Smart Smiley, Margaret Suggs, Liz Prince, Jesse Reklaw, Raina Telgemeier, Ian Carney/Andi Watson, Brian Buniak, Patrick Dean, Androo Robinson, Joe Marshall, FC Brandt, Dave Roman, Kalah Allen, Mark Campos, Shawn Granton, Dan Zettwoch, Scot Baldwin, Clutch McBastard