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Ensign Chewbacca

Here's a new comic I made today:

Ensign Chewbacca of the Starship Enterprise

This one took longer to write and draw because I wanted to stay true to the Star Trek universe. Although I'm more of a The Next Generation girl, who doesn't love Tribbles?

By the way, for those of you who are following my LJ for comics, did you know I have a facebook page you can "like"? I don't always update LJ right away, but I usually post links to my latest on twitter and my facebook right after I post them. (Of course, there's also a good ol' fashioned RSS feed on the site.)

Kirk out.
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New York Comic Con was awesome

New York Comic Con was last weekend and it was a really badass time.

We arrived in Brooklyn way earlier than planned on Friday and hung out at a Polish restaurant, then a Mexican/Italian restaurant, then an Irish Pub. At the pub there was a sign on the wall that said "FREE SHOT if you buy $10 of candy for my school fundraiser." We thought that was pretty hilarious.

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New York Comic Con! This weekend! And new comics too :)

Hi buddies! Sorry I haven't posted to LJ lately. I have been in a bit of a funk because I've had bronchitis FOR SIX WEEKS. Isn't that like, way too long to be sick? I think so. I've been trying not to complain too much. But it has kinda sucked. I'm feeling a lot better so far this week though.

I made some new comics but ALSO ...


You New Yorkers and Near Yorkers should come see me at the New York Comic Con this weekend! It's going to be a pretty great weekend. I made a map to the location where you can find me and there's a bunch of other information on the sticky comics blog here.

Here are some comics I posted to the site since I last LJed.

syrup vs. syrup hamburglar and colonel sanders are in cahoots
owl: fuck mornings follow that booze

(click to make them bigger)

And in other news, our lil' t-shirt company Ten East Read has recently signed on with The Soundry, so now anyone in the DC area can go buy sticky comics merch and other Ten East Read t-shirts and tote bags in their store. It's an awesome coffee shop, art space, workshop, and live venue and we're excited to be a part of it.

If you want to hear about some good ol' fashioned fun, the most fun day I had recently was this past Sunday, when I went to a Halloween pumpkin patch. We brought our favorite inner children there (ourselves, sillies!) and had a fabulous time running around in a corn maze, using a giant slide, picking apples, and watching pigs race. We also went on a great hike in Sky Meadows Park. I love me some hiking this time of year.

Later buddies! I'll be back soon :)
floyd fest


Here's a new drawing I posted to

cheerios & chex!

Hey guys! What a week! I spent the long weekend in Huntsville, Alabama. We went to a wedding and saw Space Camp and the NASA space center from which 'Merica first sent astronauts to the moon. It was pretty rad. Here I am with a yellow submarine.

I returned Monday night to a whirlwind of last minute comics things that have to get done before ...

INTERVENTION!! "Your online life, in person."
Friday, September 10 to Sunday, September 12. That's this weekend!
Rockville, MD

I'll be exhibiting at table 70! There I will be giving away free postcards and selling our awesome handmade t-shirts, plus prints and buttons. Please come by and say hey! I'd love to see you there :D

Here's a map:

And these are the panels where you'll find me:

Who’s Afraid of Traditional Media? How to Art Dangerously Without the “Undo” Button - Fri 6pm
It seems that everybody likes those cool effects that make digital art LOOK like traditional media, but a lot of people are scared to try actual traditional media themselves. This panel will give a brief overview of a few easily-accessible traditional mediums and how to approach them without fear. (It’s not REALLY impossible to correct your mistakes! Well, ok, sometimes…) It will also cover how to digitize your pictures for the internet via Photoshop — scanning regular and oversized images, and adjusting those images to get what’s on the screen to look like what’s on the paper — and show methods for taking your traditional drawings and turning them into a webcomic.
Panelists: Erin Fitzgerald, Christiann MacAuley, Ben McCormick

Young Punks Kicking It: The New Kids on the Block - Sat 1pm
This panel is comprised of webcomic artists and creators who’ve been doing their work online for less than 2 years. They’ll kick and scream about how things are harder now, and they’re misunderstood and being repressed by “the man”. They’ll also provide the real deal and give their take on what you need to do now to get going in the Web 2.0 and social networking age.
Panelists: Travis Surber, Tovias, Christann MacAuley, Allison Sarnoff

How to Use Social Media without Inadvertently Seeming like a Jerk - Sun 11am
Social Media has changed the industry dramatically. Gone are the days when creators had little to no contact with their fans. Which services are worth using? How do we use them? What are some common mistakes? What are some creative promotional techniques?
Panelists: Chris Flick, Illya Kuryakin, Christiann MacAuley, Ben McCormick, Jean Marie Ward
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sick days

I made a wee journal comic and posted to it today ...

sick day adventures

We really do have a fort in the living room right now. Yes, I will be sleeping in it. Duh :)

Still kinda under the weather. Yesterday I went on a super low impact canoe trip on the Potomac. I think that helped. What didn't help was when my sisters came by and we wound up having tequila shots and a dance party -- but I was pretty moderate (by comparison). Today, zero alcohol and lots of rest and vitamins.
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new neighbor

Newly posted to ...

tetris - there goes the neighborhood

It was a pretty good weekend. I was going to head over to my grandmother's house today, but I'm all phlegmy and disgusting because I had a wretched cold all week.

Yesterday we went for a hike, but I failed. I didn't realize I was still pretty sick. It was a beautiful park we hadn't been to before called Sky Meadows, but I was only able to hike 2.5 miles rather than the 6 miles we planned on. I think my coughing scared off the wildlife, too.

Friday night we went to a pub called Bilbo Baggins' Green Dragon Pub. How awesome is that? We also saw live gypsy and bluegrass music (not the same band.)

Today I'm going to spend more time convalescing, drinking tea, taking vitamins, and making comics. I'm pretty sure I don't have a contagious cold, since no one else I know has been sick. At the same time I should be avoiding people. I hate spreading germs around.
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dying medium

I posted a new cartoon at

newspapers are a dying medium

Also, our online store is rocking some new stuff! Including the awesome-est shirt to wear on your birthday:

birthday awesome t-shirt

More promotion coming soon probably. Sorry about that :)

In other news. I am crawling through the all too familiar metaphorical hangover desert. This is why I should never write when I'm hungover.

Tomorrow we'll have a wee birthday party for Jim. Another wonderful year of Jim! Our second date was on his birthday a while back. That seems like it was a lot of years ago.

And here's an awesome video that Jim recently brought to my attention: