Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Heart Seed

I can't believe summer is almost over.  It feeds very weird and I am in total denial that winter is coming again.  I always feel very rooted in the seasons at the end of summer though and very grateful that I live somewhere that I get to experience all the changes of the seasons.

I finished a new comic!  I'm really excited to share it with everyone.  It's called Heart Seed.  It's about settling your roots in somewhere planting seeds from the past.





I've been thinking a lot lately about settling in and how comforting it is to build a future.  With so many good friends starting families and buying homes--I'm seeing how important it is to know what you want from your future.  I'm working hard to get there. <3 p="">

One step for me towards the future is seeing myself as an artist and not waiting for others to tell me I am.  So I took a big leap and bought a fancy printer to make archival prints with.  I did a few small prints for the Grand Rapids Zine Fest and this is how they turned out:



Both of these items are up for grabs at my etsy shop or just by talking to me.  OR also exciting news!  My good pal Neil has started an incredibly awesome comics distro and is selling some of my comics as well as tons of other super amazing artists.  Check out his Radiator Comics page and order some awesome stuff!

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Keep Feeling

I've been using my tumblr a lot more for every day sketches and posts--so make sure and check that out.
I can't believe it's the summer.  I've done some big life changes in the last couple of months ending one my jobs and also stepping down as an organizer of the zine fest.  Here is a little comic I wrote about that:
This is all in an attempt to focus on my own work and really make a go of it as a writer (scaaaaary)!  Please get in touch if you're interested in any commissioned work as I have some time now to work on things like that (leslieperrine@gmail.com).

I recently went on a trip East to visit Andrew's parents for Mother's day.  It was great.  Here's a little drawing I did of how we spent our time in NYC
 I've been trying to settle into working at home and having time to work while Andrew is also starting work on his dissertation.  It's been a transition and I think I'm getting better at actually saying what I feel and what I need.  I heard a woman on NPR a few weeks ago talking about the idea of modern women thinking feelings and emotions are weaknesses.  I wrote a little comic thinking about how I've been feeling more lately (yes, I cried hearing the opening music to Orange is the New Black starting season 2..) but I don't think that's bad at all!

That's all for now.  Stay tough, keep feeling.  xo

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Friendship

It has been forever since I posted in here.  A lot has happened since June!  I moved into a great new apartment, organized the 5th annual Chicago Zine Fest  and been doing small projects here and there.  I am coming up on a huge work time for myself and hoping to get a lot done and keep posting results of things I'm doing.  I hope!
Here is a comic I drew for my friend Heather's comp zine called Always and Forever: A Zine About Friendship she made for Chicago Zine Fest.  It's totally awesome (because so many amazing people contributed!)  and you can order it here:
http://strangerdangerzines.com/catalog/a-c or here
https://www.etsy.com/listing/184541201/always-forever-a-zine-about-friendship?ref=af_you_favitem




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Saturday, June 15, 2013

CAKE time!

Tomorrow I'll be tabling at C.A.K.E the Chicago Alternative Comic Expo, which I'm really excited about.  It will be my first time tabling at a comic expo and I get to share my table with the incredibly talented Jaclyn Miller!


Chicago Alternative Comics Expo (CAKE)
Saturday and Sunday, June 15 & 16, 2013
11 am – 6pm
Center on Halsted
3656 N Halsted
FREE and open to the public!
 
I'll be debuting TWO new books for CAKE.  The first is a fictional book I wrote for my nephew's first birthday called the Magic of Harrison.

And the second is a book of comics I just finished which features all my sea creature comics including two brand new comics and a bunch of sad sea creatures like this narwhal:
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it is called Under the Sea.  
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They should be up soon on my etsy if you can't make it to cake but if you can, make sure and stop by table #80 and say hi!  

Sunday, April 21, 2013

New Book Sneak Peek

I've been absolutely terrible at keeping up with blogging.  I didn't even mention the zine fest..guess I've just been overly busy.  I went directly to work after the zine fest on on a book that I just finished two days ago.  I am very excited about it but can't post too much until it's actually printed and given to my nephew for his first birthday present! shhhh
But here is just a little peek at what it looks like:

Can't wait to be able to share it with everyone!  More details to come.
In other news: please make it stop raining and snowing now that I'm prepared to leave my house again!

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Swordfish

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Saturday, December 22, 2012

2013 Calendar


It's almost 2013 and you may be finding yourself in need of a calendar!  Well, luckily I made this one:
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I created this calendar for the 2013 Quickest Flip Compilation Calendar.  Which is pairing a 12 song cd (a song and artist for every month) with a screen printed copy of the calendar I made.  You can check it out and order the limited edition print and cd here: http://www.quickestflip.com/calendar/

It's really crazy seeing something I made printed and not having done it myself!  It was a fun process and this is a picture of what the screen printed poster looks like along with a picture of the cd.  Very cool!



















The Quickest Flip is a really awesome project geared towards inclusion in the arts.  Also, check out the Quickest Flip magazine, which I have a comic in issue #1!