Shovel’s and Rope's new cd came out this week! Everybody buy it!
shaky coffee-hands doodle for Shakey Graves’ and Esme Patterson’s song Dearly Departed. I’m just waiting for them to get married and ask me to design the wedding invitations.
here’s the live version from sxsw! 
rearranged and re-colored little snippet of a piece from a couple months ago
here’s the full character sheet! Ayse’s little blob girl is so much fun to draw.
dopey house doodles on paper from the old card catalog at work
little known fact: these are the true lyrics to that song 

I am so happy to announce my letterpress stationery is officially on sale today! There are two items, and the above is a set of note cards, which comes in a box (5 of each design) with envelopes made of beautiful Mohawk paper.These notecards are designed in Tokyo (me illustrating), San Francisco (planning and designing), and hand-printed in New York! We spent a lot of time in every detail, and I really appreciated patience and encouraging attitudes of people at Chronicle Books. The yellow colour was not yellow at first, but we changed the plan in the end and I am now very happy with the result.

these are SO PRECIOUS! Yellow and grey is the all-time best color combo.
in my comic character class today, we wrote character descriptions and then swapped and drew someone else’s character. I got to draw Ayse Tuzun’s adorable little “blob girl” Poppy. She is described as blob-like and teardrop shaped, with droopy noodle limbs and bags under her eyes. All she likes to do is nap. Basically she is the cuter cartoon version of me. 
This was so much fun to do, so if anyone wants to write up a little character description and send it to me I would be so excited to draw it!