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Cinnamon Gender Roll Button Art Pride

Just in time for Pride Month, new representation art!

It’s Pride Month! Here in LA it’s Pride Weekend, so I wanted to take this opportunity to share the newest couple of designs I’ve been working on. These will be available as buttons on the website soon, and at our next convention appearances.

I’m still working on more designs because MORE REPRESENTATION FOR MARGINALIZED IDENTITIES. Ahem.

I’ll keep sharing them as they are completed.

Meanwhile, get your pride on!!!

Chubby Muffin Dragon – the story that needs telling!

Chubby Muffin Dragon

Some of you are familiar with this little dragon I’ve drawn. Affectionately nicknamed “Chubby Muffin Dragon” due to the fact that this little dragon loves baked goods more than gold. But other than a vague idea and a few doodles, we don’t know much about Chubby Muffin Dragon. But we want to.

So first of all, zie needs a name. And then, zie needs a story. I’ve got some vague notions and an idea for a children’s book, but not much else yet. This idea is definitely in its infancy.

Napping Chubby Muffin Dragon

 

So what do you guys think? Is it time to give this dragon a name and a story? Would you like to see a book with Chubby Muffin Dragon? Anyone have any ideas on names?

Bruce Hulk Protest

New Art Series – Fandom Resistance

Let’s face it. We’ve all been struggling to find effective ways to process what’s happening these days. When it feels like there are massive changes happening daily, hell, even hourly, it can be hard to stay afloat. This new series of art has become my life preserver.

It all started when my husband asked, in a group text with friends, if we were all just going to spend this year constantly angry. One of our friends responded with “Yes. This year we are all Bruce Banner.” And that’s when the art ideas started.

Bruce Hulk Protest

I started with one, and suddenly there were 9 done, and a list of over a dozen more ideas.

Resistance Art

I’m still creating, so I’ll keep posting as each one is done. We also have plans to make these into small batches of buttons to sell, with a large percentage of the proceeds going to the ACLU. More details once we finalize production plans.

Call representatives if you can. March if you can. Speak out if you can. Donate if you can. The important thing is to do something, whatever you can safely and reasonably manage, no matter how small. However you need to process and participate, do what you can. Resistance through creating is something that works for me.  Art is meant to provoke, and has been a form of resistance throughout history.

I hope that these pieces help to inspire you, as well as reminding us that for many of us, our fandoms are an integral part of how we process and interact with the world around us.

Hello to a brand new year!

I’m still not sure where 2016 went, but I won’t lie, I’m glad to see it go. I’m excited for a new year and a new slate.

If you’re wondering where I’ve been, if I’m still alive, and hey, is that guy still drawing? The answer, starting from the last question first, is YES! That drawing, however, has been very targeted and mostly homework related. Yep, that’s right, I’ve been keeping it a bit on the down-low due to being both excited and nervous, but I was accepted into a graduate program and am now one semester into work towards my MFA in Visual Development. It’s definitely been an adjustment getting back into the swing of schoolwork and balancing weekly assigned painting with personal projects (yes, I still do those!).

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Spattering of my school projects

I have a ton of goals and projects I want to work on this year. I start my next semester in February, so I’m taking January to update my portfolio, apply to some internships, and work on commissions and personal projects. In other words, you can expect to see new art pop up on my social media and Patreon soon!

I look forward to this year’s convention schedule and re-connecting with everyone.

Ten and Martha – Fandom Amusement

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The Doctor (10) treats Martha Jones to a tasty pineapple dessert at a popular tourist destination. The first in a new series called “Fandom Amusement” (that’s all I’ve got right now. If you have name suggestions for the series, I’d love to hear them!)

Watercolor, colored pencils, and ink, 2015 – Harrison Webb

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