Sunday, September 5, 2010

inefficient version of screen printing = fabric gel pens

A few months ago, I discovered the gel pens for fabric at Pat Catan's. WOW?!!!!
So, I made this shirt for my boyfriend.

The shirt in action.



Getting in the spirit of the new semester, I ate this cake.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

the worst cat in the world


Things I Wonder

(a note I left at work on some books)

Also, is $55 too much for a stapler?

Sunday, May 9, 2010

happy mother's day!

I made my mom a Mother's Day card.


I think she was slightly creeped out, but pretended she wasn't. What a great mom!

(I love the stickers at Pat Catan's. They are amazingly nonsensical and creepy because they were mass produced and Made in China! At ten cents a package, I can't resist buying at least 15 packages every time I'm there).

Monday, May 3, 2010

Souther Salazar vs. Blaise Larmee in "What I'm Into, Opposed to What I'm Not Really Into."


(don't feel obliged to watch all of this)

I thought about making this entry the other day. I had been thinking about why making zines makes sense to me.
Then I stumbled upon this video of Souther Salazar and he pretty much sums it up.
I like that he says zines are a non-intimidating way to share your art, and that he had to build up to showing paintings.
I've been thinking the same sorts of things and feel as though I've gone about art in a backwards way.

I can't really get into Blaise Larmee and I've been wanting to compare his thoughts about zines to Souther's.
Blaise thinks about zines in an opposite way to Souther.
Blaise seems to be trying to make zines in a high-end art way that I find unappealing and pretentious.

In my mind, there seems to be a flip between the two. Where Blaise is trying to put painting into zines, Souther is putting the zine into paintings.

I've been feeling guilty about not painting at all for a yea. At this point I want to say, "fuck painting."
Instead of tiptoeing around the issue, I want to take a stand and say I'm finally not painting on purpose.
I need to accept my unintentional break from painting and re-evaluate my means of making art.
I think I need to start a lot smaller.

Anyway, I'm glad to have a seemingly kindred spirit in Souther Salazar.
I adore him and I was so glad to finally find his blog the other day.
Please check it out here.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Farm Adventure : Part One (of a potential hundred)

My mom went to this farm in town to get manure for her gardens, and I went along because I heard I might get to hang out with some animals. The lady that owns the farm was quirky and I enjoyed talking to her. As a preface to this video, before I went inside the gate with the alpacas, llamas, and goats, she explained to me that the alpacas were very timid and would most likely not approach me.
I expected to gaze at them from afar, as I eased my way toward them.

Alpacas from Jennifer Lisa on Vimeo.

When the three alpacas approached me, it was a very creepy moment where they were almost moving synchronously and all looking me straight in the eye. I didn't expect to feel intense fear, but I ended up wanting to run straight for the gate. I expected them to suddenly start running at me, and imagined horrible things happening to my body. Turns out, they didn't trample me, but what a presence alpacas have! I was intimidated by how large they were once they got close to me.
A note: It looked like the two black alpacas bowed their heads at me and I remembered how in Harry Potter, one must bow to the Hippogriff to gain it's approval. So in the video you see me bow down with the camera. I was so scared, it was the only thing I could think to do. I'm a nerd.
I've never been that afraid of an animal, and I was so nervous, I didn't even get to pet their fluffy, fluffy fur.

(also, apparently I'm back??)

Saturday, February 27, 2010


Who's excited for Adventure Time?? :

I've been looking forward to it's debut since the fall when my friend Matt showed me this video. Then I got even more excited when I started seeing commercials around Christmas time on Nick.
At first, the commercials said, "coming in 2010," and I jokingly thought in my head, "puh, probably not until March." Then when January 1 rolled around, the commercial was revised to "Coming in March," and I exclaimed "I was just KIDDING!!!"
At that point, I felt like I couldn't wait another three months. Now, it's almost March already! Did the time go by surprisingly fast for you too?

I realize now that I could have made a comic about this.

Has it really been a month since I've shared anything here? I'm truly sorry about that.
I'll get back into the comics gear soon. It's just school, ya know? GEEZ.
Anyway, serious apologies all around. I have some doodles I've been wanting to share, so expect those soon. I'm banking on your patience.
And, lets watch Adventure Time together soon, okay?

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Who's excited for this??:

Thursday, January 28, 2010

wanting to be heard

Sometimes I briefly wish I had a twitter so I could say things like this:

"ironing a shirt. hole in the big toe of my sock. upsetting."


(besides annie, maria, and chelsey. i know you're out there, and I love you).

Monday, January 25, 2010

burgers and fries

One of the many great moments from last summer.

The music is from Javelin- "Andean Ocean Mixtape." You can download the mixtape by clicking this and then also clicking the parrot picture, but who am I kidding, you know how to use the internet. But also if you click on the link to Ron Rege Jr's blog over there to the right, you'd eventually find yourself in the same place. ;)

Friday, January 22, 2010

let's go there!

Oops. I meant Montreal, but we can go to Vancouver too.

Thursday, January 21, 2010



also, bangs:

your friend,

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

hello?...who is this?

Oh, hey!

How's it going?

Me? Oh, pretty good. I started back to school, getting back in the swing.

How's school going? Oh, you know, it just started yesterday so I'm getting away with pretending that it didn't actually start. This semester I'm going to try to figure out how to balance comic life and library school life. Notice real life doesn't have a place. No time for that.

What have you been up to? Really? That's awesome! I love Crash Team Racing and stuffed crust pizza.

...yeah, I've just been scrambling to get some leisure things done before school. I haven't made any comics though! I've been distracted by reading Twilight (please don't judge me, it's terrible but now I have to finish it) and knitting.



Here are some old things I promised.

The thing below I thought I would do everyday, but have actually only done once. whoops. I might continue with it though because it seems like a nice way to have a memory of events and feelings five years from now.

Below is the first comic I've ever made. I promise I have taken a figure drawing class, two in fact.

And here we go, the comic I made a lil before the therapy one. The left page really has nothing to do with it except the bit at the bottom. The sequence seems confusing now, so it goes the big chunk of text, the jacket picture below, the top panel on the right, and then the one below it. Sooooorry.

I promise to slack off a bunch more and continue to use photoshop inconsistently!



Thursday, January 7, 2010


A brand new comic from the brand new internet version of myself!
I'm learning how to make comics and at the same time realizing weepy stuff about my life!
What could be better?



p.s.- i have a bit of a backlog that i'll have to catch the internets up on very soon. but for now i thought i'd share this, as it is the freshest of the fresh.