||[Jul. 13th, 2012|12:35 pm]
I recently finished a travelogue about my trip to Africa. You guys, Africa is seriously cool. The travelogue will be available soon! It's 60 pages, watercolored, and will be excerpted on Saveur's website, so you can check out a chunk of the story there before you buy it as a digital download. I know I've had all these projects brewing for a while, so it's been a long wait since a big comic piece of mine has been released. Just a little longer for this one! For now, here's the cover!
I'm really excited about this comic. It's the first real paid food/travel piece I've ever done like this, and I hope to do lots more! Speaking of which...
I went to Seoul, South Korea! I just got back 10 days ago. I've had all these amazing travel opportunities recently, and I'm getting some cool work out of it. Travel cartooning! Who knew? Seoul was pretty rad. My favorite part was the food tour with Daniel Gray of SeoulEats.com. We spent an afternoon touring around restaurants, street stalls and markets, tasting local delicacies and trying new foods.
I shook hands with an octopus I met at the fish market. This market was very cool. Live octopus is eaten in Korea as a health food (I wasn't up for it, though. You can apparently die of tentacle strangulation if you don't chew them up enough, and besides: The octopus was too cute! )
I also went to Chicago! I went for CAKE, where I had a grand old time. I'm so SO happy that Chicago finally has a great indie comics show. I did a lovely panel there with a lot of great autobio comic artists.
Me, Julia Wertz, Rina Ayuyang, Leslie Stein, Marian Runk and Keller Roberts
I also made use of a little nook I discovered next to my table.
Behold: The World's Tiniest Art Gallery!
There were many awesome submissions.
Chicago was a nice revisit. I saw old pals, hit up my favorite places and bars, and even got in a restaurant opening with Sarah! See the comic we collabed on over at Sauceome.com!
Wellp, I'm off to Florence. I know, I know, I'm the WORST. But there'll be lots of comics from all this!
See you guys soon.