Dare to be one of us girl

Here are some sneak peaks at my project with Jamie Rich:

I only have 24 pages left to draw! It’s racing by. I am thumbnailing the last pages for my other graphic novel this week as well. I’ve only been working on these books for 10 months, but it’s going to feel like the end of an era when I wrap them up.

My roommates and I are watching THE CUTEST cat this week. We are considering adopting her, but she tested positive for Feline Leukemia Virus and we need to learn more about that and whether or not we’d be able to give her a good home.

At least for now, though, KITTY!!

I really hope that it works out. We have been talking about getting a cat since we moved in last year, but we need a cat that is grown, well-behaved, can be alone during the day, and is alright being an indoor cat. Until now, we hadn’t found one. Toushe is a tiny, grown, female cat whose needs I think match ours. She’s quiet as a mouse, loves people, and has a calm demeanor I just LOVE. Having claws and long hair were not on my list of ideal traits, but the more time I spend with her, the less I care.


  • Hey, this project looks great! Looking forward to it coming out. I’ve got a question for you, if you don’t mind – I use a pentel pocket brush pen as well, and I’m finding that no matter what paper I use the ink tends to bleed a lot. You seem to get really nice, clean lines, so would you mind letting me know what paper you use?

    Congrats on the kitty :D

    November 17, 2011
  • Thanks, drumz!

    Well, this project was inked with a Windsor & Newton brush, but I used a Pentel pocket brush pen for Between Gears and for most of my illustrations.
    Regardless of tools, to get the cleanest line possible, try a paper with a heavy weight and not very much texture. I use 300 series Bristol with a ‘plate’ finish. Other than that, just keep your paper clean, wash your hands before you sit down to work, and erase as little as possible before and during inking (it roughs up the paper and contributes significantly to bleeding). Good luck! :D

    November 18, 2011

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