Monday, April 25, 2011

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It's very exciting to be making my first pullover. My first large project since learning to knit was a cardigan I made for my guy. He wore it a lot during the fall/winter. Now, it's my own turn to sport some fine hand-knits, if I do say so myself. The pattern is based off of the "$5 in Paris" pattern by Anna Peck-Maliszewski which you can find here. I'll have project notes on my Ravelry page. I love the way this sweater is turning out.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

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It always cracks me up, on the Prisoner of Azkaban special features dvd, where Gary Oldman is talking like a "bird."

A couple of posts ago, I was talking about what to do with this grey yarn that I have. I still haven't decided what I want to make out of it. I know I want some kind of cardigan. Either a "Luna Lovegood" cardi or I might pick up additional colors and make a fair-isle cardi. I'm so indecisive! One of the reasons why no one likes shopping with me :P

Monday, April 11, 2011

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So, the weekend has come and gone, along with it this year's 2011 MoCCA Art Festival. It is always such a great experience and this time was no exception. I met a lot of great people and sold a lot of my work. My mini-comic, "Jack," completely sold-out. I'm so happy because I love the way that book came out. I worry about my stories sometimes appealing to a large audience (basically, anyone other than myself) because it's different. My work is dramatic/serious and it means a lot that other people are enjoying the work that I do.

Well, enough about me. Like I said, I met a lot of cool people. Alec Lewellyn, whom I know from college, gave me a copy of his most recent mini-comics: "Big Title" #2 and "Pancakes!" I've read them and I think they are really awesome. His stories revolve around his wrestling characters, the main one being a guy named William Downs. I find his work to be humorous and entertaining. Me and my guy used to watch a bit of Friday Night Smackdown before it switched channels so I get the whole theatrics of putting on a wrestling show. It is all a show. Big Title #2 pokes fun of that to a certain degree but it also revels in it like a real wrestling match. So, I find. Pancakes! is a great issue, too. Personally, I'm more of a waffles gal but that's splitting hairs.

Find more Alec Lewellyn work here:

Another really cool group I met was Accent UK. They are an independant comic producer, mostly from the UK who put together a yearly anthology, along with their own regular titles. They gave me their most recent copy of their anthology, which I have yet to crack open. I did start to read the other comic they gave me entitled "Whatever Happened to the World's Fastest Man." I'd say I'm about half-way through the book, and I'm really liking it so far. The premise involves a man who can stop time, and is using this gift/curse to help other people, though it winds up taking a personal toll on him. The artwork is lovely. There's a cool distinction between the way regular time and "Bobby time" (Bobby being the main character) is illustrated. The shading and the tonal values make the world around Bobby such a somber place. It helps the reader connect with the isolation the main character is feeling. I look forward to finishing the story up.

Find more info about Accent UK here:

There are some other books that I have and haven't read yet, and some other artists I'll be sure to get around to talking about. I'll have more talk about the overall experience of the convention on this week's episode of The Verbal Mosh.

It was one crazy good weekend and I look forward to next year's MoCCA Fest.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

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It's that time of the year... MoCCA time! The MoCCA Arts Festival is next weekend, April 9-10, held at the Lexington Avenue Armory in NYC. Doors open at 11a.m. I'll be sharing a table. I plan on bringing my "Black Morning" series with me, along with a new mini-comic (if I ever start it) and a couple of other things. You gotta come by if you want to see. It's a cool convention with a lot of great indy comics and artists. I hope the weather will be nice. The event is indoors but it's the icing on the cake to have a beautiful spring day.

Anywho, if you want to find out more about the art festival, check out their website.