New Mini-Comic for LA Zinefest!

Hello friends! Hello from my den of insanity!

I'll be at LA Zinefest this Sunday, February 15th and I have a new mini-comic ("Greet Expectations") which I will be debuting there. I've spent the past month trying to finish the comic and I had to go full hermit to get it done, so things got nutty in our apartment as I became increasingly moody/tired/irritable. The only event I emerged for was a tour of the USS Pampanito, a WWII submarine docked in San Fransciso, for my boyfriend's dad's birthday. The cramped, terrifying little vessel felt like a metaphor for my current mental state, which is why I've realized I'm going to take a weekend (or ten) off after this:

Driven crazy with mini-comic ambition!

Driven crazy with mini-comic ambition!

 

Anyways, here is a peek at the new mini-comic:

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It is just a little diary about my volunteering experiences as a "greeter" at the library, but it is 54 pages, and made with love/insanity. I'll be putting it online for sale sometime next week!

Also, everyone should go on a tour of this submarine, because it was both fascinating and moving. Though they provide you with sad, semi-broken little ipod shuffles instead of an actual tour guide who you can harass with questions, you can listen to the men on the submarine describe their experiences on it, which is off the charts! 

Anyways, see you all at Zinefest!

Domestic Times Issue 1 is out!

So! Here is the first issue of my comic *magazine* Domestic Times!

As you may recall, months ago I posted some surveys online asking people to share the woes and joys of their living situations. I'm using answers from those surveys to make this magazine about trying to cohabitate. There's also letters, advice, a crossword, etc.!

In truth, this first issue is shorter than I intended because the second half of this year has just been off-the-wall stressful. At a certain point I just needed to finish it, and was only able to do so with Gilmore Girls playing incessantly in the background, because that show is an iced gingerbread cookie for your psyche. Anyways, I hope the future issues will be longer/live up to my unrealistic fantasies.

You can buy it here!

Also, if you’re interested in contributing to a future issue, please go here!

I'll be reading excerpts from it Wednesday, November 12 at Pegasus Books in Berkeley with MariNaomi and Rick Worley at 7:30 pm.

 

 

 

 

 

 

How to live together: THE SURVEY

Hello friends!

I'm working on a comic book. The theme is:

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As such, I'm trying to get the inside scoop on how other people live together, what they have to do to make it work and their successes and failures when they encounter difficulties and incompatibilities. Then I want to draw those things!

If you would like to participate by taking a survey about your co-habitation experiences I would feel the burning gratitude of a thousand suns. Truly.

I may also ask if I can draw you, or your place, or send you some follow up questions - however the survey can be taken anonymously as well.

Thank you for even considering it friend. You deserve a cake. A CAKE!!!!

Your pal,

Tessa

ps. Thanks lovely folks who sent some question ideas my way! 

pps. For the deep cuts readers, the comic book I was working on forever about going backpacking (in which Bjork appears nude...in my imagination...) has been shelved for the time being. More on that later.

TAKE THE SURVEY!

If you currently live with someone, please click HERE.

If you used to live with someone, please click HERE.