Friday, September 28, 2007

Bird-crazy cartoon

Here's a sneak preview of one of Mincing Mockingbirds Volume 3 bird extras. He let me design a cartoon and it's pure nonsense so it fits in with the rest of the book, which will be debuting at the San Francisco Zine Fest next weekend, October 5th & 6th. The wording comes directly from a romance novel and the images are illustrated birds from the 19th century. Click on it to see it larger.

Monday, September 3, 2007

New paintings!

It's been a while since I posted, but I have been working on more cards and I've been trying to figure out t-shirt screen printing. I recently relocated my studio to another room, and finally reorganized it this weekend. So today I spent most of the day painting. This first painting I blocked in came from an old photo my sister sent me while she was cleaning out my grandmother's house. It's a school photo from 1959-60 and while the glasses and hairstyle indicate a middle-aged woman, when looking closely at the photo, she's probably actually in high school. The back of the photo says "Love, Pat Paguse".

This next painting is one I started last spring and just never really got around to finishing. Can't really remember where I got the photo, probably a flea market. The painting was all blocked in, but today I went over the face and background. No name on the back, but he looks like a Tad.
Still have to decide what's going in the background of both of them....