Little Women Reviews

Recently received some reviews for Graphic Classics: Louisa May Alcott at and at CBR's Comics Should Be Good
Also, a good review from Library Journal.

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Miami Book Fair "Color of Comics" Exhibition

Just got back a picture of my work that was in the Color of Comics exhibition at the Miami Book Fair.
(In this picture, my work from Pigling is shown in black and white. A similar story by another artist is in the center.)

This show was curated by Alex Simmons and will be up at their gallery until Jan 15, 2010.

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Wonder Woman Day Gallery Opening!

First Thursday: Artist Reception Oct 1st.
We had a fantastic turnout at the Lara Sydney Gallery!
Amazing Amazon: A Wonder Woman Event.
More pictures of the event.

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Wonder Woman Day 4!

WONDER WOMAN DAY on October 25, 2009 at Excalibur Comics

o An ALL AGES benefit and celebration for Bradley-Angle House, Raphael House of Portland, and the Portland Womens Crisis Line

o Artists from Portland and worldwide celebrate the strength, power, and grace of the world's most iconic super-heroine

Plus...AMAZING AMAZON - A Wonder Woman Art Event


o Gallery Exhibit from Thursday, October 1 to Saturday, October 24, 2009

o Lara Sydney Framing Gallery, 1230 NW Hoyt St., Portland, OR

For more information, see

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24th Worldwide Sketchcrawl

We all met at the Japanese Gardens. What a great day and the weather...perfect! Our group started with 4 and then later we found 4 more sketchers that joined the group.

I am very inspired by everyone. Check out the rest of the sketches at Portland Sketchcrawl.

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There Goes My Hero

Cover artwork from GoGirl!: Robots Gone Wild at the "There Goes My Hero" show

I contributed some artwork to a special exhibition There Goes My Hero which will have a lot of different women artists who focus their artwork and stories for female audiences.

The opening reception is at the Center for Book Arts
The Center for Book Arts
28 W 27th Street, Third Floor
New York, NY 10001
(212) 481-0295

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Little Women

I have completed the coloring Little Women. 'Can't even begin to tell you how much I learned working with Photoshop.
Here's the cover for Graphic Classics: Louisa May Alcott.

It will be out some time late fall 2009.

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Sketchcrawl in July

Here are some scans of a recent Sketchcrawl in Portland. Great day for it. Hawthorne is a great place to get inspired.

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Two Books on the Best Sellers List!

About a year ago, I was commissioned to illustrate two short stories in two books edited by Paul Buhle.
One book was based on the lives of The Beat generation ans the other was based on the interviews of Stud's Terkel's Working.
I just got a copy of the Best Seller's list. The Beats: A Graphic History came up #3 and Working is listed as #12.

The Independent Bookstore Comics and Graphic Works Bestseller List for June 2009
For the eight-week period ending June 23, 2009, and based on sales at independent book stores nationwide.
Courtesy of the American Booksellers Association. Reprinted with permission.
1. Watchmen
Alan Moore, Dave Gibbons, DC Comics, $19.99, 9780930289232
2. The Photographer: Into War-Torn Afghanistan with Doctors Without Borders
Emmanuel Guibert, et al., First Second, $29.95, 9781596433755
3. The Beats: A Graphic History
Harvey Pekar, et al., Hill & Wang, $22, 9780809094967
4. Chicken with Plums
Marjane Satrapi, Pantheon, $12.95, 9780375714757
5. V for Vendetta
Alan Moore, David Lloyd (Illus.), Vertigo, $19.99, 9781401208417
6. Naruto, Volume 43
Masashi Kishimoto, Viz Media, $7.95, 9781421529295
7. Naruto, Volume 44
Masashi Kishimoto, Viz Media, $7.95, 9781421531342
8. What It Is
Lynda Barry, Drawn & Quarterly, $24.95, 9781897299357
9. American Born Chinese
Gene Luen Yang, Lark Pien (Illus.), Square Fish, $8.99, 9780312384487
10. A People's History of American Empire: A Graphic Adaptation
Howard Zinn, et al., Metropolitan, $17, 9780805087444
11. Naruto, Volume 42
Masashi Kishimoto, Viz Media, $7.95, 9781421528434
12. Studs Terkel's Working: A Graphic Adaptation
Harvey Pekar, Paul Buhle, New Press, $22.95, 9781595583215
13. The Adventures of TinTin in the Land of the Soviets
Herge, Little Brown, $10.99, 9780316003742
14. Maximum Ride: The Manga, Vol. 1
James Patterson, NaRae Lee (Illus.), Yen Press, $10.99, 9780759529519
15. Britten and Brulightly
Hannah Berry, Metropolitan, $20, 9780805089271
16. Naruto, Volume 38
Masashi Kishimoto, Viz Media, $7.95, 9781421521749
17. Naruto, Volume 41
Masashi Kishimoto, Viz Media, $7.95, 9781421528427
18. Shortcomings
Adrian Tomine, Drawn & Quarterly, $14.95, 9781897299753
19. Secret Identity: The Fetish Art of Superman's Co-Creator Joe Shuster
Craig Yoe, Joe Shuster (Illus.), Abrams, $24.95, 9780810996342
20. Bleach, Volume 27
Tite Kubo, Viz Media, $7.95, 9781421523859
21. Stephen King's Dark Tower: Treachery
Robin Furth, et al., Marvel Comics, $24.99, 9780785135746
22. Supermen! The First Wave of Comic Book Heroes 1939-41
Greg Sadowski (Ed.), Fantagraphics, $24.99, 9781560979715
23. Preludes & Nocturnes: The Sandman Volume 1
Neil Gaiman, et al., Vertigo, $19.99, 9781563890116
24. Fruits Basket, Volume 22
Natsuki Takaya, TokyoPop, $10.99, 9781427806833
25. The Best American Comics
Lynda Barry (Ed.), et al., Houghton Mifflin, $22, 9780618989768

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Sketchcrawl 2009

A small group of us met in downtown Portland and sketched inside the Pioneer Place mall. 

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