I still haven't written anything in my word bubble tattoo (which I've had for over a month, so it's time to get touched up)... Here are the responses from the last poll, so get to votin'!
Of the submissions, which do you think should be the first to go on my word bubble tattoo?
I love Canada eh?
Yes, it's a real tattoo.
In other news, a very cute, comics makin' Canadian
came down to go to Zombie Prom
(we're the couple slow dancing in the first photo in that article!) with me and has been terribly encouraging towards me about all things comics and collaborating... Which, after a lousy and unexpected break up in November, has been just what I need. I mean, if I was nervous about collaborating before, you can only imagine how getting unexpectedly
dumped by someone I (used to) respect (and was having a really fun relationship with) for not
collaborating only increased any nervous feelings I had about collaborating... But even with the increased nervousness, The Canadian (Also known as Jeff) is communicative and sweet enough to push me in the right direction. Jeff was here for almost four days and my housemate (Ashley, who is way nicer and laid back than my previous housemate) loaned Jeff his bike, so he and I got to bike around Portland a bit. Our adventures revolved mainly around eating out, helping a few of my friends with zombie makeup before zombie prom, and karaoke. Jeff also took it upon himself to assemble my drawing table (recently purchased at Ikea with Dave
) on a lazier day when we were hanging out at my house and I was answering a fuck ton of Portland Zine Symposium
emails. Since then, I assembled the cushy chair I got to go with it and I now have a nice creative workspace going on in my room... Jeff plans to be back down in Portland for PZS, too.
Another cool thing Jeff assembled for me was a mini comic to go with a mix cd he brought me.. It's basically full of little, tall tales about me. Here is a couple fun images from it..
Speaking of really supportive, sweet people, in only a few short days, a very dear friend and romantic entanglement is returning from traveling in India, Jesse. I am terribly excited to have him around again and look forward to all this camping he's claiming to want to do once her returns..
I am really enjoying life right now. New house is working out really
well (we're looking to fill a room at the beginning of June, by the way), I have more than one fulfilling, deep romantic relationship going on (and I used to think one was impossible, In just over a week I will be going up to Olympia for Olympia Comics Festival
with Katy Ellis O'Brien (are any of you going?), and I am excited to nanny by bike all summer and teach comics workshops