hello! i'm sorry to bother you, but i noticed you're studying at second city, which is where i would like to study after i graduate from college and move to chicago, so i was just wondering if you had any advice? also your artwork is wonderful and adorable, the snl one is the most fabulous! fabulousest? i don't know.
Hi there! You’re not bothering me at all! I haven’t really done anything special to get to Second City except for just signing up for a class, so I don’t know that I can give you much advice, except to just encourage you to do it because it is so exciting. Even though the class stresses me the F out, I am still totally overwhelmed by the history of the Second City. My teacher was in an improv group with Seth Meyers and used to teach Cecily Strong, which just blows my mind!
Hi! What do you create your art with? Illustrator? Isn't it hard drawing with a mouse?
Hello! I draw my art with thin point sharpies and then scan it into the computer and edit & color it in Acorn, which is a cheapie image editing program. I think I’m going to take the plunge and get a tablet soon, though, because it would give me a lot more flexibility. I spend so much time scanning and preparing the image for coloring and it’s a big pain in the rear.
So after seeing you on buzzfeed and also reblogs of your wonderful art I have decided. You are so awesome, like epically so. Also can we eat cereal together and watch the final office episode? Oh and a drawing of Ron Swanson and Stanley Hudson shaking hands would be cool.
Thank you thank you!! And I love your request. This is coming up next!
has anyone inspired your illustration style? It reminds me of Cathy...with less single sadness
I have a very short attention span, style-wise, so my illustration style is always evolving, but I am inspired by so many artists! I can’t get enough of Gemma Correll and Kali Ciesemier. I also love Quentin Blake (who does all the illustrations for the Roald Dahl books). Noelle Stevenson (gingerhaze on tumblr) is so great too with her pointy noses and noodly arms.
I’m done with class and all current orders are shipped so let’s have some fun! I’m going to try to answer a bunch of questions and do a bunch of requests tonight. I’m choosing them randomly so if you have a request or a question, drop it right here.