One thing doesn't follow another

The sketch and process journal of Jenn Manley Lee

I’ve learned in this latest page of Dicebox that I just don’t know if I got mare’s face right unless she’s wearing a smirk or a snark.

I’ve learned in this latest page of Dicebox that I just don’t know if I got mare’s face right unless she’s wearing a smirk or a snark.

I think Molly accurately captures my frustration over not being able to update Dicebox for too long a while. But never mind that: here is, at last,  page 19 of Birth.

Eating Bugs

I had a lot of fun drawing “The Greener Meat” written by Adrian Quinn, who was a delight to work with. Created for an upcoming issue of Symbolia Magazine, the entire comic is currently available on the Nib.

It’s a fun and informative journalistic comic about the present and possible future of eating insects (with intention, that is). I had a lot of fun drawing many things I hadn’t attempted before and was inspired to have the cricket sushi at Sushi Mazi and try a scorpion pop from Hot Lix. (Well, finish Taran’s scorpion pop. Crunchy!)

I also got to imagine what some gourmet plated insect dishes might look like:

So a little while ago, I was asked to submit samples for a possible comic adaption of Karen Cushman’s wonderful book “Catherine, Called Birdy.”

As I am sharing these samples with you now, you might have guessed the project is not happening, at least not at the moment. At least I got to do some very fun art and learn that Karen Cushman and I share a strong admiration of Trina Schart Hyman and her work. 

alexdecampi:

One of the things I enjoy in comics is the ability to capture a character in a single word of dialogue. (From a project not yet announced yet.)

Hmmmm. That art and those colors look familiar. The words, of course, are all Alex de Campi.

alexdecampi:

One of the things I enjoy in comics is the ability to capture a character in a single word of dialogue. (From a project not yet announced yet.)

Hmmmm. That art and those colors look familiar. The words, of course, are all Alex de Campi.

It’s been a while since I snuck some green man into the background of Dicebox. Or spend too much time on prop art. For page 18 of “Birth" I managed to do both!
Page 17 of Birth (And you thought Griffen talked alot…)

Page 17 of Birth (And you thought Griffen talked alot…)

Because I miss drawing Molly.

Because I miss drawing Molly.

The hijinks continue in page 16 of Birth.
There’s page 15 of Birth!