First comic you remember reading: I think that would have to be Peanuts. I used to read all of the daily comics in my local newspaper (the Arizona Daily Star, at the time). Soon after that I moved on to Betty & Veronica, and from there it was all over – I was a legit Comic Book Reader.
Creators who have inspired you: There’s so many. Like really, just SO many… I find new artists to admire literally everyday. I draw a lot of influence from non-comic book artists; I think that’s really important for any creative-type. You can’t limit yourself to one industry or genre, or your work can get really stale. Lately I’m really in love with Tiffany Ford’s work, Matt Fraction, Cindy Suen, Mindy Kaling, Natasha Allegri, Chip Zdarsky, Meredith Gran, the Little Friends of Printmaking,…..
Dream Project: Being a cover artist for kid’s comics. I’ve done a few (including Adventure Time), but I’d love to make that a more regular thing.
Current Project: I’m working on a few projects as a colorist right now. I’ve got two all-ages comics in the works with Eric M. Esquivel (writer of LOKI: Ragnarok and Roll). One is being illustrated by our amazing friend Ian McGinty (artist of Adventure Time: Candy Capers), and the second is being drawn by Chris Haley, who makes Let’s Be Friends Again. I’m really amped about both projects, but for now they’re both unannounced so that’s about all I can say about them. :) Outside of comics, I’ve also been making lots of gifs with Giphy lately and I’ll be announcing more about that soon.
Favorite Art Tools: There’s a Sharpie brush pen they stopped making that I LOVE. I have to buy them in bulk when I find them, but they’re great for the display lettering that I do. Other than that, I bought my first Cintiq last year and I find that it makes coloring comics so much faster for me! I’m really digging it. I’ve been working digitally a lot lately for my commercial work, but I’m always a handmade-stuff kind of girl. I like pencils and paper, and I’ll always be a sucker for a good screen print.
Anything special for ACME/Free Comic Book Day: I will have something special in regards to Adventure Time: Candy Capers (the trade comes out 5/14), but I don’t want to give anything away just yet.
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