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Characters from the graphic novel Friends With Boys

Maggie, the Widow’s Ghost, Lucy and Alastair

Aw, these are so cute! *_* Oh Alistair, so grumpy.

I started spending a lot of time in airports last year. Lots of travel for comics, which was wonderful, but the airports weren’t so great. I can’t draw in airports. I’ve seen other cartoonists work on comics while stuck in airports, but I just can’t. So I started carrying my laptop around with me and started writing a novel. I finished the first draft last week, while in Saskatchewan for a book festival. 89,000 words, over 200 pages, mostly written in airports. 
It’s about comics (of course), and two teenagers with a really complicated family history. And about growing up in a small town and trying to leave that small town, and falling in love, and growing out of your friends and screwing up and working crappy summer jobs and San Diego Comic-con and creator rights and comics comics comics comics because OF COURSE I wrote a 200 page novel and it’s all about comics.
I don’t know if this book will find a life outside of my computer, but I’m happy I finished it. I feel super accomplished. I’m learning new things! Discovering new horizons! Anyway, I wanted to quickly draw a doodle of the main characters so I could freaking get them out of my head & focus on SDCC. Whew. See everyone there!

I started spending a lot of time in airports last year. Lots of travel for comics, which was wonderful, but the airports weren’t so great. I can’t draw in airports. I’ve seen other cartoonists work on comics while stuck in airports, but I just can’t. So I started carrying my laptop around with me and started writing a novel. I finished the first draft last week, while in Saskatchewan for a book festival. 89,000 words, over 200 pages, mostly written in airports. 

It’s about comics (of course), and two teenagers with a really complicated family history. And about growing up in a small town and trying to leave that small town, and falling in love, and growing out of your friends and screwing up and working crappy summer jobs and San Diego Comic-con and creator rights and comics comics comics comics because OF COURSE I wrote a 200 page novel and it’s all about comics.

I don’t know if this book will find a life outside of my computer, but I’m happy I finished it. I feel super accomplished. I’m learning new things! Discovering new horizons! Anyway, I wanted to quickly draw a doodle of the main characters so I could freaking get them out of my head & focus on SDCC. Whew. See everyone there!

you seem to have a growth on your back

you seem to have a growth on your back

So glad people enjoyed my Superhero Girl comic from yesterday! Coincidentally, there is a preview of the second True Patriot anthology (an all-Canadian superhero anthology by Canadian creators) on CBR right now. This is page 1 of a new 6 page Superhero Girl story that will be in True Patriot 2. 
(Tim also came up with the Death of Kevin thing. We make a pretty good team of him going “Superhero Girl should do this” and I am like “yes!” and then I go write the thing. Would anyone like to hire us as writing partners? XD)
Oh, colours by my bro Noreen Rana on this!
EDIT: and if people are confused, Superhero Girl is using a bag of milk in panel 2! It’s how Canadians store milk. In bags. 

So glad people enjoyed my Superhero Girl comic from yesterday! Coincidentally, there is a preview of the second True Patriot anthology (an all-Canadian superhero anthology by Canadian creators) on CBR right now. This is page 1 of a new 6 page Superhero Girl story that will be in True Patriot 2. 

(Tim also came up with the Death of Kevin thing. We make a pretty good team of him going “Superhero Girl should do this” and I am like “yes!” and then I go write the thing. Would anyone like to hire us as writing partners? XD)

Oh, colours by my bro Noreen Rana on this!

EDIT: and if people are confused, Superhero Girl is using a bag of milk in panel 2! It’s how Canadians store milk. In bags. 

HAPPY CANADA DAY! For Canada Day, read this short Superhero Girl comic I made last year for the True Patriot anthology! It was based on a true experience I had when someone asked me “what makes Superhero Girl a Canadian superhero?” and I was like uhhhhh?

The League of Villainous Canadian Stereotypes was my boyfriend Tim’s idea. He is a great idea man! 

Enjoy my Canadian comic and have a great Canada Day! I am celebrating by working a lot. ;)

some Nameless City panels drawn last week! Also, I will have a special Canadian comic for you guys tomorrow. Because it’s Canada Day!

While I was waiting for supper to finish cooking I lined all my published books up by chronological order (Superhero Girl is missing, I don’t have a copy of it at the moment). I can’t decided if it’s impressive or so little to show for 7 years of work (Zombies Caling was published in 2007)!
If I stacked my non-hard copy webcomics (Demonology 101 and Ice) next to these books that would be another 1,000+ pages.
Drawing comics is a pretty great job. :D Now I gotta go work late into the night and get this last page drawn.

While I was waiting for supper to finish cooking I lined all my published books up by chronological order (Superhero Girl is missing, I don’t have a copy of it at the moment). I can’t decided if it’s impressive or so little to show for 7 years of work (Zombies Caling was published in 2007)!

If I stacked my non-hard copy webcomics (Demonology 101 and Ice) next to these books that would be another 1,000+ pages.

Drawing comics is a pretty great job. :D Now I gotta go work late into the night and get this last page drawn.

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Friday night, watching the Silver Spoon anime, eating takeout. Silver Spoon hits you right in your feelings spot, I love it so much. *_* If I could one day be 1//10th as good as Arakawa at writing characters I will die happy.

Friday night, watching the Silver Spoon anime, eating takeout. Silver Spoon hits you right in your feelings spot, I love it so much. *_* If I could one day be 1//10th as good as Arakawa at writing characters I will die happy.

spent all day yesterday scanning & fighting with my scanner. The scanner won. *curls into fetal position*

spent all day yesterday scanning & fighting with my scanner. The scanner won. *curls into fetal position*

every. damn. day.

every. damn. day.

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