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!

Monday, December 3, 2012

Sometimes the Sky Explodes

 My new book Sometimes the Sky Explodes: The Story of a Hamster Named Yams is now available at my Etsy store and very soon at Quimby's! Click here to pick up a copy through etsy: https://www.etsy.com/listing/116835568/sometimes-the-sky-explodes-the-story-of
It is a story of an overweight hamster named Yams who goes on an adventure when he gets free from his cage.
Here are a few peeks at what it looks like:

Also, I have gone down the rabbit hole of having a tumblr.  I will still make blog posts here but the Tumblr is more just for comics and drawings that I do to keep me on my toe and have things to put upt here.  Please follow me!  http://leslieperrine.tumblr.com/

For the December fundraiser for the Chicago Zine Fest we are having a donation campaign where you can get really awesome gifts for donating.  Jaclyn, Heather and I made this video for it which I am particularly fond of:

Please consider donating here: http://www.indiegogo.com/czfbff 

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Feeling Funny in our Fins

I can't believe it's already the end of November.  Totally crazy.  I've somehow been more busy than I've ever felt with not having a steady job or income.  Also very scary.  But I've been trying to focus on a lot of projects and getting stuff done (obviously not blog posts..)
In October I took a trip out West to visit some close friends.  It was a great trip and it made me fall in love with the West Coast all over again.  
I worked on some postcards for the 31 postcard challenge while there here is my second (and inevitably last...) batch of postcards:


While there my incredibly talented friend Nina showed me around the print shop at UofO.  This was my first time ever screen printing!

It was really awesome, and I had no idea what to make..so in a pinch I created this little dude:
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I actually ended up really liking the old blobfish and decided I'm going to make a series of prints about sad sea creatures.  So stay tuned for those!  
Mr blobfish also inspired a new comic so here that is:  
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Hope everyone had a wonderful thankful time and hopefully you'll hear from me again this year!