the secret show

April 16th, 2018

A comic about a secret show we went to last year. It was so magical!

bigger panels:

in progress:


December 8th, 2016

A sketch about listening to the Cure’s Plainsong when I was 16. Sometimes you hear a song and it overcomes you and you have to hang on while the earth spins.


August 13th, 2014

i discovered a delightful fact about my partner-in-crime this week.
me: one of your first tapes was purple rain by prince…?
steve: yeah, i chose it for the beautiful cover art.
me: …with darling nikki on side A??
steve: it sounded awesome on my fisher price tape player!


mother’s day

May 11th, 2014

today i present all the dresses my mother sewed for me in high school. thanks mama!


formative music

March 8th, 2014

Music I loved in high school that helped me grow up into a person! Wildly beloved tapes: the Violent Femmes, a Smiths tape with The Queen is Dead and Meat is Murder that my oldest friend made me, They Might Be Giants. CDs: Tori Amos, Under the Pink; REM, Automatic for the People; Bjork, Debut; Ani Difranco, Out of Range; Mazzy Star, Among My Swan; the Cure, Disintegration; Jethro Tull, Aqualung; and Sting, the Soul Cages. I also listened to lots of Beatles (Sgt. Pepper, the white album, and the Magical Mystery Tour) and the Police (Ghost in the Machine, Synchronicity), but ran out of room.

80s toy explosion in color

November 22nd, 2013

80s toy explosion (color) click through for labels.

80s toy explosion

November 14th, 2013

80s toys-bw-greybg

hello 80s childhood! hello dollies-that-go-with-a-cartoon zeitgeist, censorious and brusque speak-and-spell, snoopy ascii art on dot matrix paper, magic elfin plastic woodland toys, mary lou retton leotard, and film canisters that no modern child will recognize. click through for labels!

i may turn this into a painting or use it to practice my wacom skillz.


April 29th, 2010

malaysia tea painting
^^click for notes!

a tiny little painting about malaysia. it includes stuff i thought about as a kid: 1. the copious amounts of milo ( a chocolate-tasting drink sort of like ovaltine) my aunties made me, 2. the plants which snapped shut that i played with all day, 3. why do malaysian cats have no tails?, 4. ketupat, little woven packages of steamed rice my nenek used to make, 5. mom’s curry puffs (delish!), 6. mangosteens, my favorite fruit, and the rambutans from nenek’s tree, 7. cicak, the little house geckos that scrobbled along the ceilings and ate bugs. everything else i thought about later, like the carnivorous plants, giant moths, fishhead curry, and whole families weaving in traffic on their motorbikes.

the layout is based on this carson ellis poster i just love to bits kind of inexplicably. carson ellis is amazing, by the way.

the wild man under the french spaceship

April 16th, 2009

mini raves on the rue du gros caillou

April 15th, 2009

i have been thinking about paris because steve’s brother has been in paris for weeks and will be there more weeks and i am jalouse. here is a little story from summer 2000: