Pieces of things, searching the definition of myself.

to the yes of her youth by Margaret Orr, 2013. Digital art.
The artist included a poem:

perhaps it is to feel strike by e e cummings
perhaps it is to feel strike the silver fish of her nakedness with fins sharply pleasant, my
youth has travelled toward her these years
or to snare the timid like of her mind to my mind that i
am come by little countries to the yes
of her youth. And if somebody hears what i say—let him be pitiful: because I’ve travelled all alone through the forest of wonderful, and that my feet have surely known the furious ways and the peaceful,
and because she is beautiful

do people realize how romantic this really is? 


Opening lines diagrammed


lunar new year, for McDonald’s, photoshop

ad illustration for McD’s year of the horse campaign.  thanks to Benjamin Milam and AD Lauren Lenart for the opportunity!  (this partially explains those 6 months of radio silence.)


Mar 5th
Today I witnessed something amazing. Almost in stark contrast to yesterday, today I saw tangible impact of lady-representation in comics.

At the bookstore I work at, we have a dedicated Adventure Time section. This family came in and those kids were SO EXCITED to see their favourite characters in comics. I talked them through each OGN and series compilation, explaining what they all were and in what order they should be read, and this little girl’s entire life was changed. You could see it on her face.

The moment I mentioned Kate Leth (and that, yes, she is a girl.) this little girl’s face lit up like Christmas morning. I don’t know if it just never occurred to her that girls can work in comics but the excitement and wonder that left the store in her was a privilege to see. I ended up selling them the Fionna & Cake’s, all the OGN’s, and an AT doodle book. She left begging her dad to help her learn how to draw Marceline comics. (And he was happy to comply!)

Kate Leth has left an everlasting impression on this little girl just by existing and working in the industry. I honestly hope to someday be able to see such an impact on someone from my own work. Ladies in comics is important. The representation on the page, and behind them, is important. Having a reflection of yourself in the content you enjoy is important. I hope that little girl grows up to be a famous comic author someday.

It was a very good day.


Ashley + Billy in ‘I feel quite sick’

Most of our childhood is stored not in photos, but in certain biscuits, lights of day, smells, textures of carpet.
— Alain de Botton (via diluvie)

(1) Roses | via Facebook on We Heart It.