State of the Art: September 2019

September was full of fun adventures! I worked to be more consistent with my Twitch streaming, I finished a piece for a client, and I got to attend the first Woo! Comix Con in Worcester, MA! 

Streaming regularly on Twitch has been a good experience for me, I think. I’ve been working digitally more regularly, and I’m grateful for that opportunity. I like the art community on Twitch as well! Everyone’s very friendly! I’m looking forward to exploring it further and seeing what I can do. Someone did suggest that I stream Stardew Valley at one point though, and I have to admit, I’m ve-e-ery tempted! 

The piece I worked on was a poster for a regular client for a local theatre production. It’s a show that puts together a few short fairy tales from different parts of Europe, so the primary design element was a map and various old navigating tools. It was quite fun!

Woo! Comix Con was an absolute delight, I’m so glad I was able to be there! Hal Gaucher, the organizer (follow him on Twitter @halgaucher!), not only makes amazing art and comics, but also created this lovely, chill, inclusive space for local comic creators to table, to get to know one another, and to share knowledge. I was able to give a presentation on my experience making journal comics as a way to process my mental health issues, and it was really cool! Everyone was so kind and happy to be there. I hope it happens again next year! 

This month I’m focusing my efforts on Inktober as well as two short comics I have going. One is the bread one, which you’ve already seen some progress work on, and the other is about a little dragonborn wizard who’s not very good at wizarding. I love them both and I can’t wait to share more of these projects with you!

Author: Katie McMahon

Katie is a comic artist and illustrator living in rural New Hampshire in a town mostly populated with elderly folks and roving gangs of sassy turkeys. She enjoys reading comics, playing board games and RPGs, drinking fair trade tea and coffee, discussing feminism and social justice, and cracking the best groan-worthy jokes the internet has to offer.

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