Dear reader, I have lapsed. I’ve kept you wondering wondering: how is she? And more to the point: what is she doing?
OK, OK. Calm down, stop tearing off your shirts: I will tell you.
I’ve had a bunch more cartoons published in The New Yorker—four since we last checked in. I also had my first caption contest cartoon, which was fun! You can check out all of these on the Conde Nast Store. Here’s one:
I also published four New Yorker Daily Shouts comics (see them here) —
I’ve done a lot of animating lately, which you can check out on the animation page. Thanks to the friendly people at Healthline, Biointeractive, and MWE for keeping me solvent this spring.
In April, a most surreal honor: I was part of this panel alongside cartoon legends Mort Gerberg (The New Yorker) and Garry Trudeau (Doonesbury). Still pinching myself.
I had my first tabling experience at TCAF. What a show! I left feeling very inspired. There’s truly no end to the talent in that hall. Thanks to everyone who came by, especially those who bought zines and prints!
After a long hiatus, Proust & Panda had a resurgence this spring!
. . . it was somewhat short-lived, but I was heartened by messages from fans and will make an earnest attempt to get back to my favorite bear and favorite snoot on a more regular basis.
Oh! I’m thrilled to say that I was accepted into Maison des Auteurs residency in Angoulême, France! I’ll be there starting next March. And I spent an incredible week at the Spruceton Inn Artist Residency this February, in West Kill, NY. Thank you, Casey and Stephen!
The main thing I’ve been working on is a book. I’m still feeling pretty mum about it until some things shake out, but it’s a graphic, nonfiction account having to do with politics. I spent 6 months following my subjects around, and now I’m just getting seriously into the writing phase of it. It’s a long haul, but I am very excited to share more. If you’re absolutely burning to know, you can reach out to me by email and I’ll probably tell you about it, because I’m a big yammerer.
Just to remind you (read: me) that people are more than the work they do: here’s a list of books that have thrilled me lately.
The Idiot, Elif Batuman
Outline, Rachel Cusk
Conversations with Friends, Sally Rooney
The Liars’ Club, Mary Karr
Idle Days, Thomas Desaulniers-Brousseau and Simon LeClerc
This Woman’s Work, Julie Delporte