How'd You Spend Your Wednesday Night?

I spent mine making a goddam BOOK! And then watching RuPaul's Drag Race, but that is neither here nor there.

Awwww yeahhhh

Bookbinding is surprisingly easy, though rather time consuming. Thanks to spying on fellow classmates both making their own (thanks, Dakota McFadzean!) and listening in on their Skype sessions with book-making gurus (thanks, Beth Hetland!), I was able to turn out a pretty decent mock-up of what ROCKALL will look like when it's done. SPOILER: it looks purtee.

A spine?! What is this, a real book?

Now we get to walk through, because I am very proud of myself and took a ton of pictures:

Let's crack that cover open, shall we?



It even lays nice and flat.

Hey, Part II!

You can even flip through the pages, revealing spoilers for Parts II and III!

The spoiler is that they're only pencils at this point.

"Wow, Gurl!" I can hear you all saying, "That's a lot of book!" Why yes, Internet; yes, it is. 144 pages lot, in fact! It's quite thick and makes a wonderful noise when abruptly snapped shut.

Not pictured: wonderful noise.

The covers are covered with faux suede; it's supposed to look and feel a lot like sealskin, since one of the main characters in the story is supposedly a selkie. It's a bit macabre, I guess, but it feels delightfully unctuous (which I just mispelled so badly spellcheck thought I was shooting for "unambitious," ouch). But the icing on the cake is the tiny book sweaters! SO MANY TINY BOOK SWEATERS!

The textile factor of these books just exploded. Don't even bother reading the contents--JUST TOUCH THEM!

Books! I can make them!


Dear Internet: You're Welcome

Entirely ignoring the fact that my last post was back in September, hey guys! Since we last checked in, I've finished Rockall Part I, made a website, started posting pages of Rockall biweekly on part of said website (it's on hiatus this week while I start inking the first pages of Part II), I made a little three-page comic over at Wunderkammer that crosses over both stories, I renewed the nolens-volens domain name, I read the Hunger Games trilogy, I saw the new Studio Ghibli film, my cousin had her baby, and scientists discovered an asteroid that they might actually have to blow up before it crashes into us in 2040. No shade. Bruce Willis is going up in space, you guys.

Oh, and I turned 25 yesterday. And in celebration, I drew THIS:

May it give you all as many lulz as I had while drawing it.
You're welcome.

And all due respect to Craig Thompson and Habibi, of course.
I just...I just...stupid chickens.