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18th
Apr
Fri
  • Teeny tiny piece in today’s NY Times letters section about whether or not to abolish the carriage horses in Central Park. When I have an opening, quick turnaround pieces are always refreshing—thanks to my AD Nathan Huang. (Looking up reference of sad horses is not my favorite part of being an illustrator, however)

    Teeny tiny piece in today’s NY Times letters section about whether or not to abolish the carriage horses in Central Park. When I have an opening, quick turnaround pieces are always refreshing—thanks to my AD Nathan Huang. (Looking up reference of sad horses is not my favorite part of being an illustrator, however)

    Tags: illustration 
    Notes: 202
  • 16th
    Apr
    Wed
  • You guys have all heard of Lumberjanes by now, right? 
I’m happy to say that my exclusive cover for Lumberjanes #1 is for sale at Challengers Comics in Chicago (my hometown!) coinciding with Noelle's signing there this past weekend. I think the whole Lumberjanes crew is ace and I'm excited to have contributed to such a girl-positive comics series, drawn and written by awesome ladies!

I’ve been watching a lot of River Monsters and I really liked the idea of setting the Lumberjanes off on a canoeing adventure with an unexpected catch. I’ve since been informed that the canoe I drew totally looks like a vagina. It was unintentional, but I’m more than ok with that! By ladies for ladies, amirite??

    You guys have all heard of Lumberjanes by now, right?
    I’m happy to say that my exclusive cover for Lumberjanes #1 is for sale at Challengers Comics in Chicago (my hometown!) coinciding with Noelle's signing there this past weekend. I think the whole Lumberjanes crew is ace and I'm excited to have contributed to such a girl-positive comics series, drawn and written by awesome ladies!

    I’ve been watching a lot of River Monsters and I really liked the idea of setting the Lumberjanes off on a canoeing adventure with an unexpected catch. I’ve since been informed that the canoe I drew totally looks like a vagina. It was unintentional, but I’m more than ok with that! By ladies for ladies, amirite??

    Tags: lumberjanes illustration comics 
    Notes: 3670
  • 7th
    Apr
    Mon
  • sbosma:

jeremysorese:

Mocca this year was great!
If you came out and bumped into these goofs here I just want to say THANKSTHANKSTHANKS. It was my first Mocca fest and I couldn’t be happier with the weekend as a whole.
Next stop, TCAF! Where I’ll be tabling with the unstoppable force Hannah K Lee!

Lotsa good stuff going on in this photo.



Aaaaaaa I had an excellent time at MoCCA!!!! Many, many thanks to everyone who stopped by to chat or buy a print or zine. You all couldn’t have been sweeter, it definitely made my day(s). My only regret is not getting a chance to fully walk around—anytime I took a peek there was amazing stuff everywhere!

(I’m also happy to say I’ll be tabling with Sam, Andrea, and Jimmy at SPX in September! See you there!)

    sbosma:

    jeremysorese:

    Mocca this year was great!

    If you came out and bumped into these goofs here I just want to say THANKSTHANKSTHANKS. It was my first Mocca fest and I couldn’t be happier with the weekend as a whole.

    Next stop, TCAF! Where I’ll be tabling with the unstoppable force Hannah K Lee!

    Lotsa good stuff going on in this photo.

    Aaaaaaa I had an excellent time at MoCCA!!!! Many, many thanks to everyone who stopped by to chat or buy a print or zine. You all couldn’t have been sweeter, it definitely made my day(s). My only regret is not getting a chance to fully walk around—anytime I took a peek there was amazing stuff everywhere! (I’m also happy to say I’ll be tabling with Sam, Andrea, and Jimmy at SPX in September! See you there!)
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    Reblogged from sbosma
  • 3rd
    Apr
    Thu
  • Look who’s exhibiting at MoCCA for the first time!! This weekend I’m sharing table F17 (near the food zone!!) with handsome dorks Sam Bosma & Jeremy Sorese & all their sweet stuff. We’re probably the only table with pink hair, a bald head, and a glorious moustache (just kidding, this is NY)

I’ll have my mini zine ALL MY ANIME BOYFRIENDS ($2) , my Game of Thrones art in Postcard Packs ($5) , freebie postcards (FREE), and a selection of signed giclee prints ($20-$30)! If you’re out and about, come say hello!

    Look who’s exhibiting at MoCCA for the first time!! This weekend I’m sharing table F17 (near the food zone!!) with handsome dorks Sam Bosma & Jeremy Sorese & all their sweet stuff. We’re probably the only table with pink hair, a bald head, and a glorious moustache (just kidding, this is NY)

    I’ll have my mini zine ALL MY ANIME BOYFRIENDS ($2) , my Game of Thrones art in Postcard Packs ($5) , freebie postcards (FREE), and a selection of signed giclee prints ($20-$30)! If you’re out and about, come say hello!

  • 1st
    Apr
    Tue

    My spread for Nobrow 9! The theme was “It’s Oh So Quiet”

    I’m so excited to be in this issue, there’s a ton of great artists that I love in there (and a fair amount of MICA alums!) and I’m delighted to be a part of the lineup. It comes out in April, but is available for preorder now!
    Heads up—I’ll also have this image available as a free postcard at MoCCA if you stop by my table (F17) this weekend!

    Tags: Illustration Nobrow 
    Notes: 1477
    6th
    Mar
    Thu

    swiggity-swell-im-a-martell:

    kalidraws:

    I’m selling all my ASOIAF pieces as prints at the Ltd Art Gallery “WINTER IS COMING” show! They are all available online as easily frameable 8x10 giclee prints on watercolor paper for $20 each, should you like to buy one. They’re each limited to only 25 prints, too!

    In the past I haven’t offered all of these for sale as prints because the original files were kinda small, but I went back in and reformatted, tweaked colors, and cleaned everything up.

    After the show is over I will likely offer these as 12x15 or 12x18 prints in my inprnt store, but if you want an 8x10 THEN NOW IS THE TIME!

    uhm it’s beautiful and all (i mean, one of the best asoiaf art i’ve ever seen) but arthur dayne’s sword is called dawn and not lightbringer - that’s azor ahai’s/stannis’ sword. sorry again.

    No worries! I subscribe to the Dawn=Lightbringer theory, the image caption is a little tip-of-the-hat. Westeros.org did an interesting video about the theory, and I’ve seen it discussed elsewhere. I really hope we get to learn more about the Daynes before the series is over! (so cool! so legendary!) :B

    Tags: ASOIAF 
    Notes: 5409
    Reblogged from mayaszarlotka
    5th
    Mar
    Wed
  • teyalora asked: Hello, how do you pronounce your name (if I may ask)?

    Kali rhymes with Valley. Ciesemier rhymes with Cease-fire!

    Name fact 1: My full name is Kathryn Alison, but when I was a baby my parents decided to be clever and took the K from Kathryn and the Ali from Alison to make Kali as a nickname.

    Name fact 2: Ciesemier is bastardized German. Long ago the surname used to be Ziesemier (WHICH WOULDA BEEN WAY COOLER) but the Z was changed to a C whenever the family emigrated to America.

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  • 4th
    Mar
    Tue
  • Oh hey! It looks like my ADVENTURE TIME: THE FLIP SIDE #5 variant cover has been released, for Boom Studios! I was given “Western Movies” as a theme for the cover, and I asked if I could do the lettering too. I had a good time with this! 

Spaghetti Western posters are pretty fun, the mashup of *60’s design* with ★cowboys★ is a good combo, and I was basically taking my cues from the awesome posters for A Fistful of Dollars and Death Rides a Horse.

    Oh hey! It looks like my ADVENTURE TIME: THE FLIP SIDE #5 variant cover has been released, for Boom Studios! I was given “Western Movies” as a theme for the cover, and I asked if I could do the lettering too. I had a good time with this!

    Spaghetti Western posters are pretty fun, the mashup of *60’s design* with ★cowboys★ is a good combo, and I was basically taking my cues from the awesome posters for A Fistful of Dollars and Death Rides a Horse.

  • 4th
    Mar
    Tue
  • eddyjames asked: please come to tcaf next year.

    I’m gonna try! Sam & I are going to apply for a table!

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  • 4th
    Mar
    Tue

    I’m selling all my ASOIAF pieces as prints at the Ltd Art Gallery “WINTER IS COMING” show! They are all available online as easily frameable 8x10 giclee prints on watercolor paper for $20 each, should you like to buy one. They’re each limited to only 25 prints, too!

    In the past I haven’t offered all of these for sale as prints because the original files were kinda small, but I went back in and reformatted, tweaked colors, and cleaned everything up.

    After the show is over I will likely offer these as 12x15 or 12x18 prints in my inprnt store, but if you want an 8x10 THEN NOW IS THE TIME!

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