Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Black and White in October

It's October and finally starting to feel a little bit like fall.  I feel ready for it this year.  I am feeling a bit more settled in Philadelphia.  Doing more of my own work and trying to figure out where I'm heading and what I'm doing, which is a lot of pressure to put on yourself in a new place!  Sitting and working on a project is exactly what I needed so I decided to draw all my postcards for 31 postcards in 31 days -- an awesome project that some friends of mine started in Chicago.  I decided to also take it as a chance to practice a new medium.  I have tried pen and ink with nibs on occasion but never actually sat down and practiced.  So here are some of the results:


I'll actually post a few more at the end of the month when I've hopefully finished all 31 (I have 23 completed now).  

Excited to pick some apples and watch the leaves fall in a new city.  It doesn't really feel like you live somewhere for real until you see the seasons change.   

Saturday, September 5, 2015

In West Philadelphia

I can't believe I haven't updated since November!  I've had some huge life changes including moving halfway across the country to Philadelphia.  Moving in support of a partner's career is always a hard move, especially as a woman I don't want to give up any of myself to be a supportive partner.  At the same time, I want to be with Andrew and I couldn't imagine being in Chicago without him.  So here I am.  A die hard Midwesterner on the East Coast.
I made a comic about moving and feeling weird:

We're actually doing pretty well though and settling in.  It helps to have friends here and be meeting new people. Everything is just so different, it's hard to wrap my brain around and also have time to process other big life things.
What else has happened in the past ten months?
I wrote a new comic!  It's a small accordion-style fold out comic about my family history.  It's called "Creatures of Love" after the Talking Heads song and is full of odd creatures all done in watercolor.

Which is available both on my etsy shop: https://www.etsy.com/listing/237161033/creatures-of-love
And at my amazing distributor Radiator Comics: https://www.radiatorcomics.com/creator/leslie-perrine/ 
 I am going to be posting things a lot more on the internet now that I'm not working full time. So hopefully I keep up with stuff here.
Love from the city of brotherly love.