If you’re in the NYC area, you should definitely go to this comic book launch on April 25th! So What? Press assembled a bunch of comics that were done during our residency at the Atlantic Center for the Arts, last October. I wish I could be there but it’s a bit of a long trip for a pregnant woman who’s about to pop, ya know?
So I’m in this book with a bunch of super talented people, including our mentors Dean Haspiel, Ellen Forney and Megan Kelso — don’t miss this!
We just got this — a small compilation video of photos, interviews and a general look at the Atlantic Center for the Arts residency I was in last October, for Cartoonists. It brings back good memories and it makes me wish I could be there right now instead of at the beginning of my pregnancy, when I didn’t have enough energy and/or didn’t feel well enough to follow the others (and ultimately made this comic to express how it made me feel). I met an awesome bunch of people there and I’m still hoping I’ll bump into them at conventions in the near future!
Keep checking the ACA out for the next comics residency, guys, I’d recommend it to anyone.
You can see me a couple times, in photos at the beginning, and I’m talking towards the end. (Honestly I’m mesmerized by the size of my boobs, what the hell pregnancy hormones, no wonder they were declared “most talked-about subject of the residency after comics”)
This is the short comic I made while at the Atlantic Center for the Arts, during my comics residency. I said it before, but this residency was completely amazing — the facilities, the food, the activities, and the PEOPLE! I had so much fun.
As you can see, though, I’d recommend it for anyone who’s in good shape. I obviously wasn’t. I felt completely useless at times, not being able to stay up late with the other associate artists, not wanting to work on anything, and not producing any kind of satisfying material in the end. I’d been working on a comic idea for quite some time before I had to admit to myself that I just couldn’t do it, and accepting that failure while in a comics residency was particularly difficult to me.
This four-page comic was my way of making myself believe I wasn’t completely worthless. I’ve come to terms with my new “lifestyle” right now, and my priorities have changed and will keep changing, and overall I feel much better. It definitely helped to get that out of my system.
I know it’s totally worth it in the end. <3
Montreal! My book launch is tomorrow! I’m terrified and excited all at once!
J’espère vous y voir <3
Can you say coming soon?
My graphic novel La petite révolution is coming out in two weeks! Today, they released the trailer for it. Care for a little preview of a year’s worth of work? <3
All of you who don’t speak French, fear not! There WILL be an English version, probably sometime in 2013. I’ll keep you guys posted for sure!
Hang in there, it’s almost over.
Tee hee, this is the first comic I ever did with Pierre-Luc in it! <3
Now that it’s been released in newspapers (yay!), here’s the full front cover of La petite révolution! I can’t wait to see it in print. I hope you guys like it!
Only fourteen pages to do before I wrap this whole thing up!
Coming up (in French for now) in November 2012!
Florence is in the newspapers this morning! (Journal de Montréal) (Taken with Instagram)