Tuesday, December 28, 2010

And then...

A picture of my awesome ladyfriend flipping like a dang ninja! Which she can just about do in real life at this point!

Monday, December 27, 2010

The Zombies never stop

A commission for a derby friend! She and her gentleman friend met at the Zombie Pub Crawl a year ago and each of them didn't find out what the other looked like without zombie make-up until the next day! So cute!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Monday, November 15, 2010

Lupo's project, part two!

Next up was Ronnie James Dio, lead singer of various metal bands including Black Sabbath, Rainbow, and DIO. I love Dio for the bands that he influenced and the genre he helped create. Rock on in Valhalla, Dio. Or the Elysian Fields. Wherever it is that heroes go. Details:

Distortion from the digital camera is regrettable, but there was no place in my house that I could stand the portraits up to take a good photo. They are roughly 8 feet tall. NEXT: George Harrison!

No, really, what are you doing in the basement?

For the past month and a half I've been hiding out in my basement, not posting any new work, skipping practices, talking to a volleyball, etc. but I assure you it's all in the name of art. A fellow artist (http://www.mylesdunigan.com/) and I are working on large-scale memorial portraits of musical icons for Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel, Providence's landmark nightclub and music venue. One of the club's hallmarks is its collection of memorial portraits, all life-sized and displayed throughout.
My first was James Brown, the godfather of soul and hardest-working man in show business. Detail shots:

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Monday, October 4, 2010

Market Research!

Okay, so: Which t-shirt would you wear, if you were a male roller derby player or fan of men's derby?

And here's what I wish I wore every day.

Friday, August 6, 2010


I am between giant freelance projects right now and have been filling up my time with private commissions, plus my super top secret project. Here's a few commissions:
And here is a picture I drew of me feeling sorry for myself because I broke my collarbone and can't skate:

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Western Regionals poster WIP

Or should I say... W(H)IP? Har har har! I kill me.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Western Regionals poster sketch!

Still in the rough phases, but in the right direction. You know... counter-clockwise.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Space 242 show! Updates! Zoinks!

HEEEEY, FRIENDS! Sorry I've been all MIA lately. It's like the month of May never happened! Well, anyway, I've been doing some fun stuff for various clients lately. Fun stuff like this:

This stuff is for the Sacred City Rollergirls, who are hosting the WFTDA Western Regional Tournament. I'm doing the logo, poster, and additional tournament art. Woohoo! I hope I get samples of stuff, or at least pictures. I like to know what my work looks like in the real world.

Next up is some more Beyonder art- I ganked the combat & powers chapters before the other artists could, so I got all the fun stuff. Am I a butthole? Probably. But at least I'm a butthole who got the cool assignment.

And THEN, 3 of my pieces were accepted to Space 242's juried show, Good vs. Eeeeevil: Superheroes vs. Villains Smackdown. Alas, I'll be in Feasterville, PA on opening night, but if you feel like impersonating me, you can totally go to Boston on June 24th and do it.


Friday, April 30, 2010

What Is It Rollergirl Month or Something?

This is a tattoo design for my beloved manfriend... sans background, of course. That color halftone would be such a headache to try and ink! Anyway, it is as of now for his use only. If I get permission, she may be a new card.

And then this one was a commission from a teammate for her daughter's birthday party invitations. The request? A roller skating ballerina. So, in other words, everything I wish I could be.

I swear to you that I will start posting art that is not roller derby-themed soon.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Interstitial: Thrillist and Tom Jones

So today I get an email telling me I have been reviewed on Thrillist! I had not heard of Thrillist before and I'm still not entirely sure what it is, but the review was awesome. Plus I've gotten a bunch more favorites on the Etsy store since the article went up, so that's always good!

In other news I am trying as hard as I can to get my Old Money Honeys to adopt "She's A Lady" as our intro song... However it seems I'm fighting a losing battle against Ludacris & Rilo Kiley. What the hell? These kids today and their hippity-hop!

Friday, April 23, 2010

Motif Season Kick-Off

Motif Magazine is doing its annual feature on Providence Roller Derby, complete with interviews of each home team captain and predictions on the season's wins and losses. This year the cover illustration slot goes to me! Kudos, me.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Sunday Sunday Sunday!

Big game Sunday... I probably won't be playing very much as it's my first bout with the travel team, but hey, it's experience. I'm having flashbacks to three seasons ago when you were only guaranteed 3 jams per period for home games. Boy howdy, I only played the bare minimum those days. Here's hoping we win!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Where Have I Been?

Gosh, it's been a month since my last post, just about! Well, time for a big giant update! Artwise, things are a little slow- I am in between freelance assignments right now but cooking up some exciting stuff. I have been teaching after school classes in cartooning for Providence middle schoolers, and we just finished up our winter session. In three weeks, the spring classes will start, and I can't wait. While it's nice to have a break, the time I spend with my students is something I look forward to every day. I have been applying for more teaching jobs, hoping to add a few classes to my schedule. More and more I've been thinking about going back to school for art education. I love making comics, and I love teaching, and I would really like to do both throughout my life.
The roller derby season is upon us again- I've been added to the Riveters, our all-star travel team, after a lot of training and pep talks from my beloved manfriend. I play my first bout with them against the London Rollergirls on April 18th. At this point in my derby career, I have developed my hard skills as much as I can, but my biggest obstacle to being a full-fledged travel team competitor remains in my own mind. I have been considering hypnotism... Maybe someone can brainwash me into thinking that I am the greatest rollergirl that ever lived. In the meantime, however, I'm struggling to feel as if I'm good enough to play at this level.

A few months ago, I did some freelance work for a media company in California that creates all of the merchandise, branding, and web presence of the Women's Flat Track Derby Association. The first of these projects to come out is this cool patch! I did the vector graphic of the speed skate, which was then incorporated into the design and mass produced all fancy-like. They sent me some free samples, which arrived recently. They look great!

That derby comic I submitted a while back is about to be published in Jam! Tales from the Roller Derby, due out from Oni Press in June. The other contributors are really talented, and the editors at Oni have been very nice. I'm super excited that Oni, which published all my favorite comics in high school, is the first to publish my work.

Shortly afterwards, in July, the comic on which I collaborated with writer Cheri Couillard will be published in Zombie Bomb! volume 2, edited and conceived of by Adam Miller and Rich Woodall and produced by Terminal Press. This series is a labor of love for Adam and Rich, and they've been doing a great job promoting the hell out of it. It will officially debut at San Diego Comic Con.

Sunday, February 28, 2010

PRD Season Schedule 2010

This is the art so far for the season schedule poster... I had to make it even bigger this year because of the response from last year's poster. Superheroes are kind of our theme for 2010, so I was like, hey, let's put in some lazers and a Yugo too. Man, this was fun. Now I just have to organize the text... Uh-oh.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Cats Who Swim Finished

Dealt with the null space on the bottom. My mom says this looks like an MMA-style t-shirt. I wish that someday we could have a derby t-shirt industry that makes shirts as cool as the ones in the fighting world.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Card #4!

I liked it so I went and put some rings on it...

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Man Love

Card number three is a shout out to men's derby... Which is awesome.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Card 2!

The second in my Valentine's Day card making festival... It is now up on my Etsy store if anyone would like to own one! Eventually I will have a series of five super roller heroes that will sell as a set. For now there are three. Super Roller Girl number one is by far the best seller on my site, so I figure if there are more options, perhaps people will buy them too. Plus also it's fun to make variations on a theme.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

New Card!

So, Valentine's Day is coming up, and to celebrate it, I will try and have a new card up every day this week at my store. Here is today's offering... A super rollergirl in blue! http://rhodaperdition.etsy.com

Friday, January 22, 2010

Baby Brooke Says Hi!

A birth announcement for my sister Erica, who just had her first baby a couple of weeks ago... Possibly the cutest baby ever!

Friday, January 15, 2010

Ergh Argh

Sample page from the comic I illustrated for writer Cheri Couillard... Soon to be appearing in Zombie Bomb 2 this spring! Wheee! Maybe someday I will see my work in physical form... I've done t-shirts, posters, some covers, some RPG stuff, and some comics, but I swear to God other than two Weekly Dig covers, I have never held a printed version of my illustrations in my hands. Ever.

EDIT: Psych, I forgot about Providence Roller Derby merch and promotional materials. Other than that, though... Y'know... Ain't seen it.