Saturday, September 18, 2010

Girls Drawin Girls at New York Comic Con

Just finished and ordered A THOUSAND postcards of the promo art I did for Girls Drawin Girls at New York Comic Con. My best friend Fenny and I will be walking the floors of NYCC/NYAF as showgirls/pinups handing out flyers and posing for pictures. Keep on the lookout!

Please stop by and check us out at Small Press Booth 2479- we'll have prints, books, toys, magnets, jewelry, buttons- ALL WITH HOT CHICKS ON IT!

Friday, September 17, 2010

Interview with John Wilcox

I've got a really awesome, very extensive interview over at John Wilcox's website Progsheet that took a few months of emails back and forth to properly compile. If you ever wanted to read me ramble -ALOT- check it out.
I talk about my artistic processes, how my brain works, when I met Adam Warren, why I'll never play derby and my time at Kubert School.

A few words with... Paigey!

(Click the pic or link)

Some snippets to whet your curiosity:

"Hell, I used to write what would be today's equivalent of 'Mary Sue' fanfiction in my junior high school diary where a character who was pretty much an idealized version of myself joined the X-Men and Wolverine was basically my character's on again/off again boyfriend. Ha ha, yeah, those books have LONG since been destroyed."

"Kind a like a punk rock Judy Carne from Laugh In. Needless to say, I got his attention."

"I am way too impatient for that, I want it to look awesome right out of the gate."

"My tools need to be rigid, especially under my 'death grip', as I call it."

(Ha ha, that one sounds dirty.)

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Aftermath: Baltimore Tattoo Convention/ Small Press Expo

This past weekend (Sept 11-12) was SMALL PRESS EXPO down in Bethesda, Md! Yet another Maryland con where I can crash at my parents house or with Fenny my BFF (thus saving on expenses), SPXpo is an independent comic convention- no big 2 here! I had a 1/2 table where I set up a more pared down selection of my wares since I had sold through so much at Baltimore Comic Con 2 weeks previous.

I had fun, but I'm probably gonna hold off attending as an exhibitor next year. Between saving money for my big venture out to Heroes Con next year, it also wasn't as financially successful as my other tables in comparison, especially those at more mainstream cons. It's funny, I'm in a weird middle ground when it comes to my work. I'm seen as a kind of charming oddball novelty at the more classically defined comic conventions versus almost being daresay a sort of corporate shill lacking the indie cred at the independent shows. Dunno, I kinda got that vibe a bit. I was joking that if I came back next year I would make a Xeroxed comic called 'Monkey Poo Donkey Piss' that was created on a 2 day bender of 3 tabs of acid and Mountain Dew and watch the cash roll in. I did see a few people who recognized me from my work with Charm City Roller Girls which is always nice and from various mailers I send out containing promo postcards to comic shops in the area, which is nice because here I thought I was just shoving them out into a void.

And yes, if you've noticed my upper right arm is considerably more *COLORFUL*, it's because I had spent that Friday at the Baltimore Tattoo Convention getting my Kitty Pryde/Shadowcat tattoo zapped on me by the amazingly talented and inspiring Cyn Rudzis of British Ink in DC.

Laid down the transfer! We're going in!

Outlines! No turning back!!

This was my first ever tattoo convention! It had a pretty cool vibe- and didn't start til 2 and went til midnight! Tattoo folks know whats up!

I sat for 5 1/2 hours- longest tattoo yet! Cyn said I had awesome 'butter' skin that took the ink amazingly well. I also was called 'a rock', a goddess', 'the Baddest Bitch in Baltimore' and 'sat like a champion, not even showing signs of breaking til the last 5 minutes' by tattoo artist/British Ink owner Paul Roe, who is an awesome Teddy boy with the sweetest British accent. I could listen to him tell me great things about myself all day. ;D

Also couldn't get over how GORGEOUS Cyn is- loved her dress. So classy! So well put together! And even better- she was an ABSOLUTE BLAST to hang out with!

So now I guess I've got to beef up on my Kitty knowledge and prepare myself for when I inevitably get quizzed by other fans on her exploits.

Also, EXCITING: I'm going to do an art trade with Cyn/British ink for tattoos! So I can get ANOTHER pinup on my OTHER ARM!!! ::SQUEE!!:: I'm thinking it's probably going to be Angel from Rock & Rule in her street clothes, either with microphone or keytar, in the old school style like Kitty's in. The gears are turning!!!

After SPXpo on Saturday night Fenny and her husband J took me out to a Korean BBQ joint called 'Honey Pig' in Northern Virginia- THAT'S OPEN 24 HOURS! Whaaat??? I've been curious about KBBQ, I've had it a couple times and enjoyed it but I need someone to hold my hand when I dive into a new food culture.

OMG it was SOOOOO delish. We got a ton of food- ribs, pork and a scallion pancake. I also had several shots of rice wine, which knocked me a little on my ass.

Mmmmmmmeat.... ;d

Also! Also! My Maid of Honor present from Fenny finally came!! After several botched attempts at pre-ordering a few different statues, we finally werte able to locate the uber-sexy Rockin Jellybean (one of my fave artists) Invisible Woman statue. OMG soooo hot! She has PANTY LINES!

Monday, September 6, 2010

Fan art! SPXpo! Tattoos!

OMG! An actual art post! Holy crap!
I managed to get in two pieces of fan art from my two favorite comics I'm currently reading, that I will also be selling as prints at my upcoming convention appearances.
Ramona Flowers from Scott Pilgrim

Michonne from The Walking Dead

Which ha, yeah, are basically on opposite ends of the spectrum for comics. Cuz that's how I roll.

In other news, I will be at the Small Press Expo in Bethesda this weekend (9/11-12) at table D2A! Come by if you're gonna be in the area, I'll have my usual wares for sale and am always up for some spirited conversation!

I will also be getting a MAJOR NEW TATTOO on Friday at the Baltimore Tattoo Convention! The super amazing Cyn Rudzis of British Ink in Washington DC will be inking my upper right arm with a Sailor Jerry inspired pinup of my most favorite of all comic book characters, Kitty Pryde! In her blue 80's swashbuckler costume, no less! Soooo excited!!!
I even snapped a picture of my arm and drew a rough sketch for Cyn of what I want it to look like (she's going to add her own pizazz of course!):

So definitely, if you see me at SPXpo, be sure to check out my newly-minted arm before it gets all scab-tastic, and buy something from my table to help me cover the costs! ;D
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