I’m thrilled to announce that Sincerely, Harriet is officially launching at the Toronto Comic Arts Festival, where I’ll appear as a featured guest! It’s pretty much a dream come true to debut my first graphic novel at my favorite show. Hope to see you there!
Check out the brand new cover for my upcoming middle grade graphic novel, Sincerely, Harriet! Ebook/library-bound edition’s out on January 1st, paperback on May 7th (I’ll be in North America to officially launch the latter), and you can preorder anytime via your favorite bookseller. Reveal and interview over here on Women Write About Comics.
My latest work-in-progress has been announced over on Autostraddle, check it out!
Keep your eyes peeled for Twisted Romance, a new Image miniseries running this month! I wrote and drew a short story about fantasy romance tropes in issue #4. It will run alongside a longer fairy tale of a comic written by Alex de Campi and drawn by Trungles, as well as a short prose story by Naomi Salman. I recommend placing an order with your LCS if you’re interested because it’ll be a while before the collection is released. More info on the Image Comics website.
I’m writing and drawing a story for the new Jem and the Holograms series, plus some cover art! It should hit shops in December.
Jem and the Holograms: Dimensions #2
Cover A: Siobhan Keenan
Cover B: Sarah Winifred Searle
(W) Sarah Winifred Searle, Sarah Kuhn • (A/CA) Sarah Winifred Searle • (A/CA) Siobhan Keenan
In our first story by Sarah Winifred Searle, Shana takes center stage as her fashion design final is coming up, but when disaster strikes, will she use Synergy to “cheat” her way through?! And in the second story by Sarah Kuhn and Siobhan Keenan, you only need to know two words: KARAOKE. BATTLE.
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
I interviewed Lindy West about fat fashion when she was in my neck of the woods for the Perth Writers Festival, turned it into a comic, and now you can read it in the new issue of Bitch magazine (#75, the invisibility issue) out this week!
I drew two variant covers for Valiant’s Faith series, which you can get in May and June on the last two issues (11-12) of the series! They go together in a little sequence.
“The Only One” is a love story that spans a lifetime in just ten pages, and you can get it as an ebook from Emet Comics or as part of the second print collection of Fresh Romance!
Here’s the wraparound cover that I illustrated for it:
We had a unique sort of process for this comic –– Cecil Castellucci (Shade the Changing Girl) wrote it, I drew the rough visual draft (layouts), Irene Koh (Legend of Korra GNs) finished the line art, then I colored it.
And here’s an old process gif I made for promo:
I made a comic for The Nib about fatness, the weight loss drug phentermine, and the prices we pay for acceptance. Read it here!
Read my latest comic, “You’ll Be Just Fine”, over on Rewire!
Making it was honestly kind of scary, but with everything that’s happening now, it felt like the right time to share. This story is about an experience I had with STI diagnosis/treatment and Planned Parenthood.
Huge news! The book I’ve been referring to as my Dream Project to friends for ages is officially happening, slated for publication by Graphic Universe in 2019. Read about it on the A.V. Club’s exclusive announcement.
Spike over at Iron Circus Comics has announced that she will be publishing Sparks as a graphic novel in 2018!
For those unfamiliar: Sparks is an Edwardian era erotic romance about two women who meet and fall in love while working in service, and their subsequent journey toward social and financial independence as they try to make a real life together.
If you like Kaoru Mori’s Emma but wish it had steamy bits and ladies kissing, or if you like Downton Abbey but wish it had better queer representation and was nicer to its characters, this book is for you!
And if you want to read it right this moment and can’t possibly wait two more years, it is currently serializing over on Filthy Figments (note: that link is very not safe for work).
Huge thanks to Priscilla Frank from huffpo for this feature on my work in erotic comics! I was really glad for this chance to discuss erotic comics as a genre, as it’s a great passion of mine and often isn’t given the credit it deserves.
When creating a sex scene, what are the main things on your mind in terms of what you’re trying to convey and communicate?
I go in with the mindset that sex itself isn’t the point of my comics, but rather it’s natural progression of a greater story. Even if it’s a vignette where we only see that particular kind of moment between the characters, there are always ways to weave in context and add depth. Sex offers opportunities for character development and growth that are really unique and special. After all, when else do we see them vulnerable quite like this? And I want to make the most of that.
Read more here! (Warning: minor nudity and sexuality in the sample illustrations, may not be work appropriate.)
I made a process gif to tease the upcoming collaboration between Cecil Castellucci, Irene Koh, and yours truly. “The Only One” is a love story than spans a lifetime in ten pages, and I can’t wait for people to read it in Fresh Romance!
Huge thanks to the A.V. Club for having me illustrate their best TV of 2015 list! It was massive fun.
Part 1 left to right: Tom Haverford, Bob Belcher, Leslie Knope, Lindsay, Brienne of Tarth, Ilana Glazer, Steven Universe, Louise Belcher, Eddie Huang.
Part 2 left to right: Rick and Morty, Kimmy Schmidt, Evie Murphy, Jessica Jones, Elliot Alderson, Bojack Horseman, Dev, Forrest MacNeil, Jane Villanueva, Hannibal Lecter.
Dark Horse is publishing a new edition of The Secret Loves of Geek Girls in 2016, featuring a fancy new cover by Noelle Stevenson and a foreword by Kelly Sue DeConnick! I feel pretty darn honored to be in a book alongside these ladies, many of whom I’ve admired and respected for a long time.
You can still read my story here!
I wrote/drew a short personal essay for Women Write About Comics on the new Faith series and what it means for fat representation in comics.
The Vertoscope Kickstarter has launched just in time for Halloween and Entertainment Weekly has featured my story! “Breakfast in Bed” is a tale of haunted armor, unfortunate mistakes, and true love. Story and layouts by me, art by the amazing Hannah Krieger. Read it all here.
Gorgeous Vertoscope cover art by Lynn Nyugen.
For everyone who likes to explore the dark side, VERTOSCOPE is an all-new original comics anthology that specializes in beasts, villains, and shadows. From the ravenous werewolf to the schoolyard bully, VERTOSCOPE seeks to tell stories that bypass shiny heroes and get behind the lens of those who do wrong. Editors and comic artists Nechama Frier and Ten Van Winkle are proud to unveil this graphic novel anthology featuring twenty-two creators presenting sixteen psychological shorts focused on the theme “antagonist as protagonist”.
Creators are often encouraged to the point of tedium to create protagonists that are likable, relatable, and possessed of redeeming qualities. Those are the basics. But sometimes, having a complex, realistic character takes you in a direction opposite of “good guy”. VERTOSCOPE is for a particular kind of reader that chases that complexity. This anthology is brought to you by creators who have sat through dozens of movies, books, and comics falling in love with the despicable characters. We don’t hate the hero or happy ending, but straightforward stories about a good person are easy to find. VERTOSCOPE is for readers who crave the challenge of understanding someone immoral, and who exorcise their own demons by watching someone else live them out. They allow space for the darkness inside of them and grow from investigating it through fiction.
The VERTOSCOPE anthology will be a 200 page softcover graphic novel that intimately explores a diverse set of villains from a range of genres. There are countless stories for readers who want to watch a hero become the best version of themselves. For those who want to see the best of the bad, there’s VERTOSCOPE.