Today we're featuring a very special episode of Holly's Blog.
A few months ago I was contacted by Elizabeth Reininger, who sells these awesome pre-made and custom-made tutus on Etsy. She is organizing a virtual run for Zach, a young man with a Traumatic Brain Injury. 100% of the proceeds will go towards a Duet Bike for Zach so he can ride with his mom. Elizabeth and Zach are both superhero fans.
(Check out Facebook and Etsy for more details and how to donate)
So what we have here is a combination of superheroes, tutus and a fundraiser.
What it means for yours truly is that I am extremely proud and honored to contribute artwork to be used as prizes for participants in the virtual run. And it just so happened that I drew a couple new tutu-heroes at Boston Comic Con, just before getting an email from Elizabeth:
Along with a selection of heroes in all their graceful and balletic glory, I included a print just for Zach of his favorite superhero:
The idea that my artwork might be of real benefit to someone is quite rewarding and fills me with warm fuzzies.
Big thanks to Elizabeth for inviting me to be a part of this fundraiser and best of luck to Zach who is the real superhero here!
...And for anyone who has a comic convention to go to and hasn't a thing to wear, Elizabeth does plenty of superhero-inspired tutus along with the custom ones and SPARKLY LIGHTS!!!
I have been horrendously absent from the World Wide Webernet for awhile, but my excuse is that I've been working on comics and some freelance illustration projects, which I consider a valid excuse. Maybe.
Anyway, I since my last post I've come out with a new issue of Brain Parts, some selections from which I will be posting here, as well as Private Parts, a short little Brain Parts-offshoot for naughty humor, pinups and semi-nudity. I'm pretty sure it was the glitter on the cover that really sold Private Parts at the Massachusetts Independent Comics Expo.
I've also been hard at work on Unpleasant People 5. Keeping with my apparent pattern, it's longer than the previous issues (around 30 or 30+ pages). I'm penciling right now, which is the stage I enjoy most. For your viewing pleasure, I give you, the faces of Unpleasant People 5:
While I'm still working on Unpleasant People 5, most of my posts will be sketches, but hopefully I'll be getting them up here more regularly. Once I get the main site for Unpleasant People up and running, I'll post an update here and link to it.
I'm a cartoonist and illustrator living and working in the Boston area. I'm a recent graduate from the Center for Cartoon Studies in White River Junction, VT. I take design jobs, commissions, tattoo designs and illustration work and I'm always eager to look at other artists' work!