I’ve almost finished assembling the cast of characters that Tree Girl will encounter in the woods:  Woolf (seen below), King Yeti, Lumbering Jack, and a few others.  Woolf is not a big bad wolf, but, as the “wool” of his name may suggest, a sheep in wolf’s clothing (probably people think more of Virginia Woolf …).  Make no mistake; sheepish as he is on the inside, he does pose a threat.

Here he is, with TG, in process:


Tree Girl completed (the “non” on her neck was coincidental, but perhaps is fitting): 
P1000556Body.  The grey comes from a photograph that accompanied an article about North Korea.

P1000555  Tracing paper for the arms and tail:P1000557Coming together:

P1000558And here is an exercise in the importance of eyebrows.  Without a telling eyebrow, Woolf looks like an eager puppy!P1000560With the addition of the eyebrow, he’s turned sinister.  I like how well the lowercase L worked.
P1000561  Finished piece:

P1000562And now I’m off to prepare stuff for printing.  I’ll be tabling at Stumptown at the end of the month!  Excited.

Moving moving moving on

I haven’t had the chance to work too much on These Frames Are Hiding Places material over the last week or two.  I’ve moved into a new place (just a few blocks from my old one) and have been devoting most days to packing and loading and unloading and unpacking.  But now that’s all done, so I’m excited to get back to it.

Here is my lovely new workspace, complete with feline “helper”:

While packing up the old place, I encountered several of the trees that brought me to the collage-oriented work I’m doing here.  Most of them had nothing directly to do with my mom or my relationship with her.  They were more the outgrowth of a general feeling, emotion, sadness that her death had caused and that bled into other areas of my life.  I thought I would share a few photos:

More comics soon!