notes from france: merci à vous

November 18th, 2018


French people get a bad rap. I had a hard week, and to console myself, I drew some of the 10-minute friends I made at markets and hotels and shops on our trip in October. They were so kind! 😭

notes from france: bon appétit!

November 18th, 2018


Les adventures culinaires en Paris et Lyon. Dedicated to Lactojoy, without whom none of this would have been possible!

notes from france: orangina

October 24th, 2018


In first year French, Madame Gabet taught us how to order an Orangina. But what was an Orangina? Was it better than Fanta? It was so French and mysterious. On a layover in Calgary the summer after freshman year, my family stopped at the resort in Banff and had lunch on the expansive terrace overlooking the Canadian wilderness. And oh mon dieu, there it was on the menu, Orangina!! The moment I had been trained for arrived. With rapture, I said to the English-speaking Canadian waiter, “Un Orangina, s’il vous plaît.” It was delightful. Ever since then, even though I don’t like soda anymore, I can’t help but ask for an Orangina s.v.p. in Francophone countries. And it is still delightful.

eating around los angeles

May 29th, 2017

A quick sketch of some of the things we ate on a recent trip to Los Angeles. There were some lovely dinners out but I think I liked having pupusas and chili mangoes in the park best.

st. basil’s cathedral, moscow

May 18th, 2017

I’ve been working on this for a while in fits and starts and finished a couple days ago. Comical timing, no? It doesn’t mean anything!…OR DOES IT (From a photo of St. Basil’s Cathedral in Moscow by my friend Janie.

eating around austin

April 14th, 2017

Some classic Austin eats (my first hippie food: a portabella mushroom burger at Martin Brothers :D) mixed in with some new favorites. Prints are available on INPRNT.