On October 9th I’m having a show opening!!

Come As You Are, the sex and book co-op in Toronto, has been so gracious as to host my work! The show, called Candied Ink: Comics and Tattoo Icons, is a combination of ten of my comics from GQutie and a new, five piece series reimagining iconic tattoo characters as colorful pinups!

The show will be up for all of the month of October, so you can still stop by even if you can’t make it on the 9th, but if you can make it, I would love to meet with you!

gqutie:

Hello everyone! It’s been a while, hasn’t it?
If you aren’t following the GQutie blog, I went on a hiatus for a bit because I had a lot on my plate, including moving from Portland to Peterborough, Ontario. I’m settle in safe and sound now, but I’d already been struggling with depression and the added stress of this big step in my life only added to it.
Unfortunately, I’m still dealing with the dip, and I’ve lately been realizing that maybe my brain has been doing this sort of thing for a lot longer than I realized. This piece is just connecting some of the things I’ve been told since I was a kid with what I have been experiencing— that stuffy, foggy feeling that makes it difficult to get anything started.
Hopefully, I’ll be able to get more art out in the world, and more GQutie comics. GQutie has been indispensable for me personally, and I know continuing with the project will not only make my almost 1000 (!!) followers happy, but make me happy, too. However, I probably won’t be entirely on the weekly schedule, yet.
If you aren’t already, be sure to follow the blog to keep up on what’s happening. I do have some good news I’ll be announcing very soon!

gqutie:

Hello everyone! It’s been a while, hasn’t it?

If you aren’t following the GQutie blog, I went on a hiatus for a bit because I had a lot on my plate, including moving from Portland to Peterborough, Ontario. I’m settle in safe and sound now, but I’d already been struggling with depression and the added stress of this big step in my life only added to it.

Unfortunately, I’m still dealing with the dip, and I’ve lately been realizing that maybe my brain has been doing this sort of thing for a lot longer than I realized. This piece is just connecting some of the things I’ve been told since I was a kid with what I have been experiencing— that stuffy, foggy feeling that makes it difficult to get anything started.

Hopefully, I’ll be able to get more art out in the world, and more GQutie comics. GQutie has been indispensable for me personally, and I know continuing with the project will not only make my almost 1000 (!!) followers happy, but make me happy, too. However, I probably won’t be entirely on the weekly schedule, yet.

If you aren’t already, be sure to follow the blog to keep up on what’s happening. I do have some good news I’ll be announcing very soon!

I thought I’d redo my “get cosy” card for my next set of business cards (now with my portfolio site and new phone number!), so here’s a preview of that! I’ve been really busy getting all of my promotional material down now that I’m in the position to go job/show searching. Hopefully, there will be new material soon!

I thought I’d redo my “get cosy” card for my next set of business cards (now with my portfolio site and new phone number!), so here’s a preview of that! I’ve been really busy getting all of my promotional material down now that I’m in the position to go job/show searching. Hopefully, there will be new material soon!

Another drawing of Mako from earlier this week that I applied #8 from this palette meme to. The colors are a lot darker and more subdued than what I’m used to and I actually enjoyed it a lot! I even eliminated the highlight color from the palette because it was too much contrast for the mood I had going.
The daffodil is a reference to this piece of mine (which I’m still really proud of, pff). Also, halos continue to be really useful design elements in terms of directing attention towards the head, and so I continue to use them gratuitously in all my works.

Another drawing of Mako from earlier this week that I applied #8 from this palette meme to. The colors are a lot darker and more subdued than what I’m used to and I actually enjoyed it a lot! I even eliminated the highlight color from the palette because it was too much contrast for the mood I had going.

The daffodil is a reference to this piece of mine (which I’m still really proud of, pff). Also, halos continue to be really useful design elements in terms of directing attention towards the head, and so I continue to use them gratuitously in all my works.

I got a request for Mako Mori in palette #4 from this meme around….. six weeks ago? BUT HEY, I finished it eventually! I imagine Mako and Raleigh occasionally go for vacations and Raleigh takes copious amounts of pictures of Mako doing various things while Mako happily obliges.
(Trans heart shirt because my headcanon Mako is a proud trans woman)

I got a request for Mako Mori in palette #4 from this meme around….. six weeks ago? BUT HEY, I finished it eventually! I imagine Mako and Raleigh occasionally go for vacations and Raleigh takes copious amounts of pictures of Mako doing various things while Mako happily obliges.

(Trans heart shirt because my headcanon Mako is a proud trans woman)

gqutie:

Sorry for the wait, everyone! This week threw me a bit of a curveball combined with the slightly more difficult topic of this weeks comic. It’s funny how I end up feeling bad about sometimes feeling good about parts of me.
[Note: I like calling my boobs that because it sounds cute and silly, but not everyone likes to use that to describe themselves! Some people don’t like talking about their chests at all, so be considerate, and ask if you’re unsure!]

gqutie:

Sorry for the wait, everyone! This week threw me a bit of a curveball combined with the slightly more difficult topic of this weeks comic. It’s funny how I end up feeling bad about sometimes feeling good about parts of me.

[Note: I like calling my boobs that because it sounds cute and silly, but not everyone likes to use that to describe themselves! Some people don’t like talking about their chests at all, so be considerate, and ask if you’re unsure!]

A commission from Jess to draw one of her characters from her webcomic! Kitiara is definitely not a superhero with water powers, nope.
Want a neato art of your own (or just want to boost)? Check out my commission page!

A commission from Jess to draw one of her characters from her webcomic! Kitiara is definitely not a superhero with water powers, nope.

Want a neato art of your own (or just want to boost)? Check out my commission page!

gqutie-blog:

gqutie:

I imagine the compliments people react to with surprise and/or disbelief vary a lot depending on who they are and how they’ve been raised. My feelings about my appearance have improved, but in terms of traditionally valued intelligence, I still feel like the very promising kid whose grades have been slipping ever since. Being called smart catches me off-guard a bit.
PS: I’ve been receiving a lot of zine requests, and yes, they are sold out, sorry! I promise I will be releasing new zines in the future! Keep your eyes peeled!


This week’s comic! A little bit late due to an internet kerfluffle, but enjoy!

gqutie-blog:

gqutie:

I imagine the compliments people react to with surprise and/or disbelief vary a lot depending on who they are and how they’ve been raised. My feelings about my appearance have improved, but in terms of traditionally valued intelligence, I still feel like the very promising kid whose grades have been slipping ever since. Being called smart catches me off-guard a bit.

PS: I’ve been receiving a lot of zine requests, and yes, they are sold out, sorry! I promise I will be releasing new zines in the future! Keep your eyes peeled!

This week’s comic! A little bit late due to an internet kerfluffle, but enjoy!

Infamous Second Son got me so bad, fanart was bound to happen at some point. I couldn’t recommend this game enough.

Infamous Second Son got me so bad, fanart was bound to happen at some point. I couldn’t recommend this game enough.