in the midst of some profesh deadlines, i’ve also been thinking about story ideas. always thinking! here’s one sketch.
this thing that’s been rattling around in my brain is a weird horror fairy tale thing combining The Brothers Grimm’s “The Handless Maiden” with the haenyo (Korean “sea women” that dove for shellfish and other things; the province where this practice was common had a fair amount of matriarchy).
Roxy I am cracking the heck up over Leopard Slugs! Really glad I got to see you at MOCCA- and thanks so much for the awesome little comics compilation :)
ahhhh it was great meeting you too and i love love keepsakes + snapdragon queen! do let me know if you’re back in brooklyn sometime; would love to hang out. :)
"There’s a disease that’s killing our parents and no one seems to be doing anything about it." —Seth Rogen on Alzheimer’s.
5.2 million Americans have Alzheimer’s—a disease without any treatment, cure or prevention. The disease could affect 16 million Americans by 2050, costing $1.2 trillion.
(via Alzheimer’s Is Expensive, Deadly and Growing. So Where’s the Research Money?)
i did some graphics for this story (including this animated gif right here)!
curious and curiouser
mouse traps, tarot cards, paintbrush, acrylic
"werner herzog eats a sandwich" series
one time i went to see werner herzog speak at a showing of “cave of forgotten dreams.” in the film, one of the interviewees, a researcher, talked about dreaming of the cave paintings, so I asked herzog: did you also dream of them?
herzog said, actually i don’t dream — except about once every five years or so, i’ll dream about something totally mundane, like eating a sandwich.
when i was painting these, i was thinking about how coupling between mortals and immortals can be ecstatic, but often fatal. the title is a reference to a German pun (the word/similar words mean both “bird” and “fuck”) and was, admittedly, applied after the fact.