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Oh my, it's hot. ☀️

Or least it has been all week… Summer is here in Brooklyn and I'm just trying to stay cool with dorky turn of phrase! As the city opens up Covid restrictions I look forward to beach trips, dance parties, art exhibitions, and some good ol' lounging! June is also PRIDE so celebrations are in order (please check out my first queer comic-con, below)! All of this in between cowering under my AC unit, of course. 

Brooklyn Pride Comic Book Fair

Come visit me at the Brooklyn Pride Comic Book Fair!
I'll be selling copies of American Cult, mini-comics, prints,
build-your-own pronouns keychains, and more alongside local creators at
Anyone Comics this Sunday, June 13th, 12 PM - 5 PM
🌈 Hope to see you there! 🌈

P.S. When you mention this email you'll receive a free keychain, so come on out!
No pun intended...

Du-Good at Subliminal Projects 

My friend and collaborator Leslie Diuguid will be showcasing her work at Subliminal Projects, artist Shepard Fairey’s gallery in Los Angeles! From the press release:

DU-GOOD [is] an exhibition with printmaker and artist Leslie Diuguid, founder of Du-Good Press, the first and only Black Female-owned Fine Art Printshop in New York City. As a true craftswoman in her field, Diuguid has distinguished herself with the unique ability to work with artists and take their vision to print with remarkable skill and detail. The exhibition aims to pull the curtain back between the viewer and the world of art fabrication by showcasing a comprehensive retrospective of over 70 prints made by Diuguid.

I'm honored to have a piece included in this show entitled, "You Are A Cosmos." Leslie transformed my illustration into a four color screenprint, employing pearlescent ink to create a more ethereal look. This limited edition print can be purchased HERE.

DU-GOOD at Subliminal Projects 
1331 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90026

On view from June 5th-July 3rd, 2021

 Client Work 

It's been a busy season! Here are few pieces I've made recently:

Summer Reading!

Nothing beats a good book on the beach, in the park, or a well air-conditioned living room (look, a delicate flower like me wilts in the heat...) Here are some summer reads I'd like to recommend from my artistic peers!
For a Magical Afternoon:

by Pam Grossman

In this book that is part cultural analysis, part memoir, Pam Grossman (writer, curator, and host of the The Witch Wave Podcasttakes on the archetype of the witch. "From the idea of the femme fatale in league with the devil in early modern Europe and Salem, to the bewitching pop culture archetypes in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, and Harry Potter; from the spooky ladies in fairy tales and horror films to the rise of feminist covens and contemporary witchcraft, witches reflect the power and potential of women."
For a Self-Love Session:

by Mara Altman

Author Mara Altman's hilarious and honest collection of essays celebrate the female body in all its gross glory. "Divided into two sections, 'The Top Half' and 'The Bottom Half,' with cartoons scattered throughout, this book takes the reader on a wild and relatable journey from head to toe as she attempts to strike up a peace accord with our grody bits." 

For a Dark, Deep Dive:

by Allison Conway

Cartoonist Allison Conway's debut graphic novel is a nightmarish dive into the "treatment we tolerate and the injustices underlying our modern world." Following a silent, nameless protagonist as they are poked, prodded, and exploited, this painstakingly and evocatively rendered comic will have you asking, to what end do we suffer and why?

For a Sporting Affair:

by Ellen Lindner

Cartoonist Ellen Lindner tackles America's favorite sport in this fascinating non-fiction comic about the history of women and non-cisgender folks in baseball.  Diving deep into a history of sexist, racist, and otherwise exclusionary practices, this story brings to light and celebrates extraordinary leaps and bounds made by female and genderqueer owners, players, and organizers. 

For a Walk in Someone Else's Shoes:

by Robin Ha

New York Times bestselling cartoonist Robin Ha's memoir is a powerful story about "immigration, belonging, and how the arts can save a life." Robin is just a normal girl growing up in Seoul, South Korea with her mother. "So when a vacation to visit friends in Huntsville, Alabama, unexpectedly becomes a permanent relocation, Robin is devastated." What follows is her incredible story of learning English, making friends, and finding her way, and herself, in a strange land. 
For a Romantic Evening (for the Recently Single):

by Liam Donnelly

Cartoonist Liam Donnelly is bringing back the summer romance read in a fun, painfully honest, gay way. "Murray just got dumped by his boyfriend, Harper, and talking about it is the LAST thing he wants to do. But whether he’s on a run or at a joint lesbian birthday party, Murray can’t seem to avoid his friends’ questions about the breakup—or the fact that Harper ripped Murray’s sweet lil’ heart out of his chest. So how is Murray holding up? He doesn’t fucking know. But maybe he’ll find out."

Digital Freebie 

I just returned from the Adirondacks on a vacation with some dear friends (and Chuck)! The trip and setting were magical so for this month's freebie I'd like to share a digital print of this watercolor illustration!

Included in the download are: 

• Print-at-home pdf
• Digital print for screens
• Phone background 

You can claim this download HERE.
Please considering consider supporting my work!

Buy ✨"You are a Cosmos"✨Print
via Du-Good Press!

FREE editable Mutual Aid poster
for your community organizing!
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