Wednesday, November 26, 2008

guest artist corner

i just had to share my six-year-old's artistic interpretation of, that's right, a farting contest. note dude with trophy on right.
happy thanksgiving, folks!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

another hastily-drawn comic about my strange children

click to enlarge...
yeah, i don't get it either.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

happy halloween!

perils of taking a 3-year-old out trick-or-treating...

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

yet another something to tide you over: classic bollywood

my kids' current favorite song of all time:

okay, so, this song is actually on the Ghost World soundtrack, which we have on the ipod in the car...apparently it sounds close enough to the old Neal Hefti Batman theme to the children (who are obsessed with the '60s Adam West Batman) so it is known as The Batman Song and we have to listen to it on the way to school every morning. (the best part of the morning commute is the 3-year-old belting it out in mock Hindi.)

also, i still feel sorry for that poor girl shaking her head through the whole thing.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

one from the vaults

this is an old old boss just sent this to me...from back when we had an impending layoff at disney. thanks, old boss.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

fat wonderwoman returns

another one for jamar's fat wonderwoman blog.
i could draw fat wonderwoman all day.

(yes i know comic-con ended months ago. i live in wisconsin, okay?)

the great house search

so we are looking for a new house. actually, with the current credit freeze, we are looking for a kind soul to lease us their house for a year and then we will cheerfully buy it.
everything in our price range has ONE glaring thing wrong with it:
cute house, no yard.
cute house, haunted. tiny living room. also no yard.
huge yard, but the house may fall down. sigh.

update: we found one we want to buy! BUT! see below for giant crisis!

ALSO- is there anyone in the Manitowoc area with minor carpentry skillz that will accept payment in artwork and/or a deferred payment plan? we need help to finish a project, and can't list the house till it's done, but we can't pay to HAVE it done till we sell the house. anybody? please? help?

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

another something to tide you over: the nicholas brothers

i know how you guys enjoy wasting time reading my blog, so here is something even more entertaining for the time being. if you only have time for the ten-second-highlight-version, skip to about 2:30 and hold on to your freakin' hats.

the six-year-old's comment was "that's a really bad idea, because you could get hurt" but then he and his brother proceeded to try to re-enact it while loudly singing the music.

also, seriously, look at how few cuts there are.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

this old @#*&!! house

we are fixing up our house to sell it. (hence the lagging on posts.)
this is what i'm dealing with.
ummm, maybe if somebody wanted to help us, i'd have more time to entertain you folks with comics.
just sayin'.

Monday, August 25, 2008

sputnik tina

this one is for kim...and everyone who bought a poster. thanks!

Saturday, July 19, 2008

a wee hiatus

Dear gentle reader, please excuse my brief absence as I prepare for my very first solo exhibition (and Sputnik Girl poster release par-tay) on Friday, August 15th from 6 to 9pm at Persimmons Art & Vintage Gallery (314 N. 8th St., Manitowoc, 920-684-3006). I will be posting updates on my other blog.

In the meantime, I will try to unearth the drawer in my file cabinet that holds all of my old crap & post something from there. Probably.

Friday, June 27, 2008

a crummy commercial

We interrupt our regular programming to bring you this public service announcement. Do you like this poster? If so, please scurry over to my other blog and pre-order it.
It is for Manitowoc's upcoming Sputnikfest!

Tuesday, June 17, 2008


sometimes, the shortsightedness and sheer stupidity of others drives me to, well, freak out. this, my friends, is one of those times. i LIKE living here. also, i like living where there are nice things to do.
okay, for those of you who are not manitowoc dwellers, here's the deal: yes, it does get hot here in the summer. yes, we have beaches (we are on lake michigan, which is a great lake), but ours are sadly, frequently closed because of pollution (usually e coli from 800 million seagulls crapping at once, or perhaps something about the 10 billion cigarette butts strewn all over) and, frankly, they aren't as nicely accessible as they should be.
anyway, the public city pool (circa 1969) closed several years ago because it was leaking. a lot. so, since we need a new city pool, why not make it DECENT? so a design was made with a zero-depth entry area for toddlers, and a water play area, and a lap area, and a water slide, and it was a WONDERFUL idea. and they raised a whole bunch of money for it, but they still needed funding from the city.
and now, after five years, the manitowoc city council has rejected it. no city pool. god forbid your property taxes go up two dollars to improve the quality of life. hmm, i wonder if they will fix up the beaches then? anyone? bueller?
so our family swimming options are:
1. overcrowded ymca indoor pool
2. slathered in seagull poo and sprinkled with cigarette butts and dead fish parts
3. drive down to sheboygan for nice beaches & waterpark
get in the car, kids!

Sunday, June 8, 2008

surf's up!

why yes, i do have dainty ankles, thank you.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

in the meantime...

sorry i haven't posted on this one for a bit. kids making me crazy.
in the meantime, enjoy this minute & 16 seconds of sonic goodness (yes, it's safe to play in the company of toddlers, they will dig it too).

Monday, May 12, 2008

tina versus a tiny creature

true story! another multipanel extravaganza. i apologize (well, not really) for the bad drawings but i was holding a gigantic crying baby and arguing with a two-year-old while drawing it. i have a mental backlog of a bunch of other post-its but had to get this one out first.
also (unrelated) while i was checking email last night i heard this. which was pretty cool. see, i don't hate all wildlife.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

the big question

today, i asked myself this question.
and the verdict is still out. so my sweatshirt is in the laundry basket, just to be safe.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

rejection letters!

click to enlarge, if you dare!
and you know what, J-Ro? i don't even care anymore that Harry Potter was rejected by a dozen publishers. boo hoo. i need to buy diapers and toilet paper and the only marginally useful skill i have is drawing. and it's not even that much of a skill. o highlights, why will you not let me draw your hidden picture?

Sunday, April 20, 2008

i wish i had time to take a shower

but as long as everyone else is happy...
because, how many people care if i take a shower?
two: myself & husband (most likely)
how many people care if i update my blogs?
(* high estimate)

the dog days of april through october

our neighbors have dogs. 4 or 5, actually, very large dogs. i am sure deep down they are nice, really, but bored out of their minds.
the children, on the other hand, are now terrified of dogs, any dogs, to the point of hysterics and tears. the weather is nice now, so they want to play in the backyard, but the minute they get out there, the dogs start up, and it's all over...

Friday, April 18, 2008

illustration friday- "primitive"

For Illustration Friday, "primitive." I have wondered whether our ancestors had the same mood swings, irrational cravings, etc when pregnant as we do today.
P.S. Note to friends before you freak out: I am NOT pregnant.

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Monday, February 18, 2008

a couple from the vaults

i was going through some old storyboards this weekend & found these xeroxes.

the first can be titled "tina vs. soy milk"

and in this one i appear to be a drunken homeless elf:
(possibly an abandoned christmas greeting?)

ding! ding!

Thursday, February 14, 2008

tina in stereo

now you can pretend to hang out with me!
note the fancy new "radio tina" box on your right- just press play & i will impose my musical interests upon you from afar.
i found this on my pal rob's blog. they don't have everything available yet (no pixies? breeders? valaida snow? BUT they do have the theme from the munsters, so yay) and some are weird "live" versions (sorry) but it is pretty cool.
so listen to it while you visit me here & wade through my's just like you are trapped in my car, but without the fear of pain and death!
also, you can click on the little icon in the lower right corner of the box and it will open in a separate window, so you can STILL enjoy the crap i like while you are doing things other than reading my blog. lucky you.

Monday, February 11, 2008

in which i blame diablo cody for my own ineptitude

a multi-panel extravaganza, done in photoshop.
also submitted for illustration friday "choose" since i chose...poorly.
and d.i.y. bangs are, for most of us, a bad choice. or maybe just me.
anyway, if you see me and my 1/2 inch long bangs, please say hello.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

more baby weight

yes, this is a real dvd, and everyone on it is having a GREAT TIME.
i am having a better time now, eating ice cream in my pajamas.

Monday, February 4, 2008

is your baby demon spawn too?

so i made a new infant onesie (in illustrator) for my cafepress shop:

it's funny 'cuz it's true.

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

either that, or the stomach flu is back

nope, it's happiness! seriously, that workshop was like a self-help retreat.

Monday, January 7, 2008

omg, lynda barry PART TWO!

i met lynda barry!!! her writing workshop, writing the unthinkable, was AMAZING and so was lynda! yay! look, i am smiling so big that you can see every last one of my choppers! count 'em! plus she liked my post-it comics, or at least said she did, so hooray!
and then, after i posted the above picture, my pal tim sent me this:

Friday, January 4, 2008

omg, lynda barry!!!!

oh my stars and garters!!! i am going to the amazing lynda barry's writing workshop this weekend in chicago and i am both elated and terrified. (what if she yells at me?)
i am going with my pal barb who does fantastic comics as well.
my husband (my poor, poor husband, who will be watching the demon children) wants me to print out a bunch of my post-it comics to give to her but i am too scared.

oh yeah, happy new year

so, i haven't posted for awhile...