25-year-old lesbian, Chicago. I like mystery novels, comic books, art history and puppies. If you're looking for just my artwork, you want packupmydinosaurs.

I also draw a webcomic, Nash and the Leviathan, which will soon be available at packupmycomics.com
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packupmydinosaurs:


I have learned a valuable life lesson from this comic, and it’s “drawing on brown paper looks really cool in person but is hellish to scan and clean up digitally.”

I made an accordion book to draw this in, so IRL it’s actually one long strip of paper all folded up.

doing this the right way around this time

it’s like…idk the overwhelming bulk of art advice i’ve gotten from far smarter, more experienced people boils down to “you’re going to have to make a lot of shitty stuff before you start making good stuff” and okay fine that makes sense

but then when i apply that to this specific project that i’m putting a ton of effort and investment into, it translates as “this idea i really care about doing is inevitably going to end up badly executed, and have no value except as a stepping stone to something that might someday not be executed badly. sorry idea, too bad for you”

which is a really upsetting and stressful thought and i’m sure there’s something wrong with my reasoning somewhere, because depression, but if there is i can’t find it

whatever, there is a reason i don’t make text posts much, and anyway i need to go buy groceries now

THAT FACE.

THAT FACE.

megsmakesart:

topatoco:

Megan, what are you doing buying comics at CAKE? Everyone knows Girls Don’t Read Comics! Obviously.

HEY HEY HEY THAT’S MEEE!!! @kateleth @megsmakesart

ourvaluedcustomers:

“…You sayin’ my kid ain’t GIFTED?!”

nonnegative:

lol i was looking up tfatf stuff and someone was like “why don’t they ever run out of gas?” and my only response was “shut up, that’s why!”

yilduza:

It’s just been a couple of days since Abdellatif Kechiche’s “Blue Is The Warmest Color” (read our review here) walked away from Cannes with the Palme d’Or, with the prize being shared by the director and the film’s stars, Adèle Exarchopoulos and Léa Seydoux. But the semi-controversy…

we only exist for porn

we only exist for men

oh boy isn’t this nice

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briggsycartoons:

The final To The Rescue strip of the semester!!!

But not necessarily forever. I’m probably going to continue drawing them all summer!!

I hope you’ll check them out!

aw this makes me sad

so i’m not sure but i think maybe dematteis ships it

just maybe

nicholaslanegibson:

megsmakesart:

indiestreet:

Thursday, October 18th, Ivan Brunetti leads a FREE creative salon from 4:00 to 6:00 PM at EnergyBBDO offices (410 North Michigan Avenue)

my favorite photo of one of my teachers c: i love ivan

Greatest teacher to exist in the mortal realm.

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nicholaslanegibson:

fantagraphics:

torontocomics:

IVAN BRUNETTI is coming to TCAF!

“Ivan Brunetti, Assistant Professor in the Art and Design Department of Columbia College Chicago, teaches courses on drawing, design, illustration, cartooning, and graphic novels. In 2005 he curated The Cartoonist’s Eye for the A+D Gallery of Columbia College Chicago, an exhibit that served as a preview for An Anthology of Graphic Fiction, Cartoons, and True Stories (Yale University Press, 2006), which he edited…” - Full Bio at TCAF site

Columbia College Chicago Website: http://www.colum.edu/

Yale University Press Website: http://yalepress.yale.edu/

TCAF is The Toronto Comic Arts Festival, taking place May 11-12, 2013, in Toronto, Canada. More at http://torontocomics.com/

Ivan Ivan Ivan!

I’m proud to say Ivan was my cartooning teacher last year. Amazing teacher and a very funny person. If you have the chance to meet him you totally should.

Ivan Brunetti is a GREAT GUY and I am so so pleased to have had him as a teacher.

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tonycliff:

Delilah Dirk and the Turkish Lieutenant, coming out on August 27th from First Second! You can even pre-order this handsome, shiny book from Amazon right now, though it’s always nice to get your favourite local bookstore involved.

More pics over at the First Second blog!

seokim:

This is an old story about the old me. I’ve since taken up a new daily regimen (starting today) and so far its going grreeeaaatt!

seokim:

This is an old story about the old me. I’ve since taken up a new daily regimen (starting today) and so far its going grreeeaaatt!

  • spintheiryarns: dak should also be robin
  • spintheiryarns: every character on this show
  • spintheiryarns: robin
  • spintheiryarns: terry's mom
  • spintheiryarns: mad stan
  • spintheiryarns: that shape-changing robot guy
  • spintheiryarns: everyone
  • spintheiryarns: bruce
  • spintheiryarns: bruce is robin now
  • spintheiryarns: somebody write me this comic

Newsarama: Keith, this didn’t take long! You just started writing Larfleeze in a few back-up stories.

Keith Giffen: He gets 10 pages in the back of Threshold and boom!, he launches his own book.

Nrama: Keith, you’re taking a little different approach to the book than you are Threshold. How would you describe the way you guys are writing it?

Giffen: I’m doing something I haven’t done in awhile. I’m going to plot and break it down like it did 52. So I’ll be working with Scott Kolins on that end, and then on the other side of creating the comics, I’ll be working with J.M. DeMatteis on dialogue again.

oh my gosh

oh my gooooooooooosh