Charity Sketches 2014

Holidays last year were hectic, but I made it into the new year with some new job offers and a wonderful showing for my shelter cat fundraiser! I did thirteen commissions and raised $400 for my favorite cause. I had a lot of support from my friends and colleagues, and plenty of interest in making it an annual event, which is exciting!

And so, here are a few of my favorite pieces from the fundraiser:

Now my focus is on finishing up the back end of the Periscope Studio Kickstarter, Wander #4, and planning for a big year of conventions. I’ve updated my Contact pages to reflect the shows I’m confirmed to table at. If you’d like to request my presence at a certain show, or want to pre-order a commission, feel free to drop me a line!

Also, for those who’ve seen my Pokevalentines from last year, they’re now available as beautiful glossy 4×6″ cards! I have just 8 sets available on Etsy, and I fear their number has already dwindled drastically, so if you’re interested, jump on ‘em soon! You can use the coupon code IHEARTGARRUS to get free shipping until February 10th.

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Holiday Commissions for Cats in Need

It’s my personal Christmas tradition to make a donation to help shelter cats find homes. Since I don’t have a lot of expendable income this year, so I’m asking the Internet for some help! More specifically, this face is asking you for some help:

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My cat Cleo thinks having trees and presents to chew on is a basic feline right.

Here is my fundraising page! You can donate as little as $5, and the page has a breakdown of exactly where the money will go. If you can afford a bit more, however, I’m offering some sketch and cel shaded color commissions that will be ready in time for Christmas! I’m happy to draw your friend, your dog, your D&D character, etc. An original commission would make a great gift, especially accompanied with the story that it was paid for by helping adorable kitties.

Here are some examples of the commissions I’m offering, and how much you’d need to donate to get them!

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Please do check out the page, where you can read more about my goals and why this is so important to me. I’d also appreciate help getting the word out, so please share! Thank you, and happy holidays.


Periscope Studio Kickstarter

My studio, the grandest collection of comic creators in the Western world, has launched a Kickstarter!

We’re looking to fund a series of gorgeous, full-color art books for several of our members. Becoming a backer can net you these books and several specialized rewards from the artists themselves! A lot of hard work went into this, and the finished product is going to be stunning, so please take a look!

Roll Reflex

Now that Rose City Comicon has passed, I’m able to share the piece I did for their exclusive calendar, which was illustrated by the members of Periscope Studio. I got to be Miss September 2014!

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The theme was Portland, so I did a homage to one of my favorite local places, Guardian Games. They have recently moved to a location that makes them the biggest game store in the country, and in my opinion, they are also the best! They’ve got a huge stock, a friendly and comfortable gaming environment, and fun events on a regular basis. They even have a 21+ area for those who like to have a drink while they game! If you’re in the area, I would highly recommend heading over there for their anniversary party on October 5th.

And that’s about all I can share for now! Lots of commercial work means lots of NDAs. I am getting work done on Wander #4, though, and here are a few panels of pencils from it…

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