1. For the French music festival Rock en Seine! If you know how much I love pop music, the subversion of gender norms & weird hair you can imagine how pleased I was to do this poster for La Roux.

     
     
  2. Hi Athens, Georgia! I’m doing my weird slideshow at our own wonderful Avid Bookshop tomorrow, Friday 8/22 at 6:30 pm. You should come! (We’re raffling off two more giant prints if you didn’t win one at Wuxtry last week!) (Also, if you don’t live in Athens, you can order a signed & sketched copy online from Avid, too!)

     
  3. For the Times, illustrating this article about the importance of good teachers. Buy the original art (with considerably different star) here.

    Painted while imagining an America that educates and loves our kids rather than neglecting, oppressing and, finally, shooting them.

     
  4. Come to my book release picnic/party for How to be Happy! It’s the Bizarro Wuxtry here in Athens, this Friday, August 15th, from 4 to 6. There will be nice things to eat and drink and fun things to do. Bring a dish to share or buy any book at the Wuxtry during the party & be entered into a raffle to win this poster!

     
  5. I did a weeks worth of illustrations for the Slate Book Review! Women writers, cordyceps zombies, shitty atheists, and birds & boundries. Finally, thoughts on Édouard Levé, who killed himself ten days after finishing his last book.

     
  6. This 4th of July I illustrated this  NYT piece on 1920s Beach Slang by the awesome Ben Schott. Thank you Ben & AD Matt Dorfman <3

     

  7. My book, How to be Happy, came out yesterday! You can request it at your local bookstore or comic shop, or if you would like to order a copy online, I recommend our own wonderful local bookstore, Avid Bookshop. I’ll be signing & sketching in every copy!

     
  8. I have a book! I’ve been working on it for a really long time. It’s a collection of short stories. It’s from Fantagraphics Books. It’s called How To Be Happy. I am very proud of it. I hope you will check it out!

     
  9. TODAY! SAN FRANCISCO! Signing at Mission Comics 3520 20th st Suite  B! Cool presentation at 7:30! You should totally come!

     
  10. Some of the bookplates I drew for the Fantagraphics Kickstarter.

     
  11. I drew myself as a Crystal Gem from Steven Universe! My Crystal Gem name is Red Zircon.

    It would be fun if other folks wanted to draw themselves as Crystal Gems too!

    RULES:

    • Make yourself look incredibly awesome and gorgeous and badass!
    • Fuck society’s bullshit beauty standards!

    I am excited for the kids who get to watch this show about a bunch of superwomen with a lot of different rad bods. I think that would have made a big impression on me when I was little. I think it would have really helped.

     
  12. Athen’s own LEE GATLIN is on tumblr! Follow follow follow follow!!!

    (Source: neilaglet)

     
  13. We had a spring roll party last night & our brilliant friend Melissa discovered rice paper’s street-art potential. Sticks hard to glass. Dreaming big, destructive dreams.

     
  14. Lots to think about doing this illustration about black housekeepers and their white employers. For an article by Ellen Ann Fentress in the Oxford American; thank you as always to AD Tom Martin.

     
  15. MARGO APPEARS!!!

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    Twenty three pages in, we finally get to see the title character.
    (via The Creepy Casefiles of Margo Maloo | Updates Tuesdays and Thursdays)