WEIRD CATS are out!!

Hey, guess what!! The new WEIRD CATS sketchzine is out! You can buy it on gumroad once again, for the low price of $2.99!

It’s got 35 pages of weird cat designs, comics, and weird cat-related activities. It’s more of a fun excerpt from a sketchbook, but I ended up having fun with it and made so much that I wanted to make it into a little minibook PDF. I had been working on it off and on since I got sick, and it was a small way to cheer myself up and get myself working on something creative again.

If you’ve been aching for more printable minizines, never fear! I will have a FREE printable out by the end of this week (:O!!!) and another FREE printable out the week after that! I am working on a small, simple minizine for a swap (due tomorrow) and another that I thought might be good for anyone who wants to make their own minizine.

WEIRD CATS! $2.99 on gumroad!

Preview: WEIRD CATS zine!

Back at it again! The upcoming zine is cat-themed and it features comics, activities, and a HUGE amount of very strange cats!
I’m putting the book together now, but I am still occasionally stopping and drawing another page or two (hehehe). The end result is looking to be 30+ pages! Check out a few small snippets of the master copy:

New Minizine: I Adopted 2 Kittens

Yes! It’s done!

In the second week of July, we adopted two kittens: Moth and Jersey. We introduced them slowly to one another, but much faster than recommended. Most websites we looked up recommended an introduction style that took seven weeks. Seven whole weeks!!

Listen, we live in a tiny, tiny apartment and we have only one room that we could possibly lock the kittens in: our bedroom. Thankfully, we don’t currently own a mattress (see: bedbug epidemic) and we are sleeping on couches, so we can still be with Bees, our older cat. That said, these kittens would wail and cry mournfully in the night until they finally curled up, sad and alone, on the plywood base of our empty bedframe.

We also thought it was really inconvenient.

What we ended up doing was opening the door a crack while one of us sat in the bedroom and letting Bees watch them through the door. Bees would growl and hiss, but we realized that beyond yelling at them, she didn’t demonstrate any hostile body language. No rising hackles, no yowling, no indication that she was gonna start a fight. We got brave and changed our methods. Basically, we let Bees wander in and out of the bedroom while keeping the kittens corralled inside. She took her time investigating and yelling at them until they all calmed down and sniffed noses.

After the three days, the kittens were released and now they’re free to irritate the hell out of us! Bees will frequently break the kittens out of the bedroom if we lock them up because they’re being too disruptive (2am, Moth and Bees will play with each other and run laps around the apartment) or too mischievous (chewing through cords, as kittens do).

Back to the zine! It’s 99c for the PDF version and an additional 50c for the printable. Here’s a preview of the master copy:

You can buy the minizine on Gumroad here!

Stamp Instagram

Hey, all! I’ve been keeping quiet mostly because I’ve been busy, but I’ve started a stamp instagram!

It is photos of stamps, new and used, in my collection. It’s a photography and research project that I’ll be updating slowly, hopefully once a day?

Vacation and Return

I went on vacation! A lot happened and I didn’t do a lot of art, but I did make a zine with Andrea and Alex:

This is, of course, a limited edition of 1! Hahahaha.

I’m back now and I’m still tweaking the website a bunch. I have no idea what I’m doing but hey! At some point maybe I’ll hire somebody to do it for me because DAMN it’d be worth it. Once I get my apartment back to livability, I’ll be scanning and uploading more art!

Postage Due #1

That’s right, another minizine already! Actually, I purposefully waited to release this so there would be a gap between this and the next. I’m still trying to figure out InDesign to make PDFs! It turned out a lot better this time, enough so that I’m okay with releasing this copy.

Postage Due is an introductory minizine on snail mail! This little guy talks about why snail mail is so great and how one can get started doing it. The little 1 in the corner might clue you in on the fact that I’m planning on doing more later on. I think the next issue will be on the anatomy of the envelope (it’s kind of weird how little people know about addressing envelopes).

Here’s the zine and instructions on how to fold the printable!

Refreshing the Blog + Free Minizine

I’ve had a lot of time to think lately. This is still my personal blog, but I haven’t been putting it to very good use! Not to mention, I cringe every time I see what I’ve posted before. I’ve been laid up since April 26th (it’s June 12th now), suffering from an unknown illness that forced me to stop moving around so much and get some goddamned rest.

It was then that I looked back and realized that I haven’t had the energy to pursue what’s really important to me and I haven’t been doing any artwork (aside from those personal daily comics). Being sick realized that I had become overworked, overtired, and phenomenally depressed! Since 2015! Wowza! Not to say I wasn’t depressed before, but I’ve realized that working outside for 10-16 hours every day can kinda be killer for the mental health.

With two months of rest, I’ve been dying for something to do, and realized that there is an easy way to simultaneously practice art, produce a body of work, and feel like I did something:

ZINES! Little ones, mostly, with fun things to look at. Today, I share with everyone a minizine that I wrote with my wife, Andrea.

This is a FREE minizine that comes in a digital edition and a printable edition! I’m selling it on Gumroad for pay-what-you-want. I feel like trans resources like this should be free for people and if someone wants to throw a tip my way, all the better!

Of course, I’m still learning how to do this, so the shop I attached to the blog is not very pretty, and BOY do I have to relearn InDesign! I ended up putting the PDFs together in Word.

To fold the minizine, you can find directions here!

There will be more zines soon and I’ll be playing around with the blog’s layout, so please bear with me in the meanwhile!

[Download the zine]