Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Pet sitting

I watched my mom's house for a week and a half while she was in Italy. It was the first time I had to take care of a horse in about 15 years. And Moby was not amused by my cabin-fever-esque antics.
It was kind of like vacation because I was somewhere new, but I still had to telecommute to work. Blue, my mom's dog, just made me miss Ernie more, too.

Edit: I forgot to mention why I haven't posted in so long. I was too busy with school. So much school. I was drawing nonstop for three months and only 1% was comics I bet.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Creamer can suck it

Tea snob. Or slob. I only drink my Irish Breakfast tea with milk and sugar. Not half and half because the flavor overpowers the tea. There is supposed to be milk on the top shelf of our drink fridge at work all the time, but we were running out by Thursday every week for a while. They seem to be better on top of it now. They supply 2% and chocolate! So I can have chocolate milk whenever I want. But I don't.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013


I have since got another Squishable! A mini Worrible. I have not named him yet. They are all so great. Soft and wonderful.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Sad Sack

Sometimes I wish I really could crawl under my couch. But there is only like an inch of room under there.
This only happens when I post something to a specific person and don't get a response in a few hours. Which is asking a lot, I know. Such a sad sack.

Also!! Don't forget I will be at table 52 at Bellingham ComiCon this Saturday! Come say hi.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013


People have no idea what to do with themselves when the network goes down. You nearly can't do anything. But you can.

Thursday, October 3, 2013


What was I thinking when I drew this?! I drew it a while ago, so I could not tell you.
Couple things. This weekend is 24-hour comic day and if you draw comics, you should try it. It is super fun. I have only done it once, and not on that actual 24-hr comic day. I did complete a 24-page comic though.
Also! I will be at Bellingham Comicon next weekend. I'll send more reminders next week.
I am also super excited because I start my Natural Science Illustration classes next week. I have no idea what to expect. Well, little idea. Well, only some idea. I did go to the preview class a few months ago. Should be a grand old time. I am very excited and will post my classwork somewhere. Probably in inkyphalangies.blogspot.com and on my deviantart.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Doctor Who weepies

Abe's face never changes when watching Doctor Who. He rarely laughs or looks like he is making any connection. Until the end of the episodes because they always make him cry.
I think he doesn't make faces because whenever anything happens I look at him to see what he thought of the scene.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Ink drops

This happened quite a while ago. I had actually forgotten about it. Jeez what a spaz. From being such a slacker. Fortunately, Abe was doing laundry at the time, so I just changed tops and put the dirty ones in the laundry. I think this all occurred in about 5 minutes.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Go Go Corgi-Power

I had a hard time deciding if his body should grow or his tongue. I have never seen it, but I think it is his body that stretches out.
Sorry I forgot to post for two weeks. What a slacker.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Cat vomit

That black thing I am waving in panel 5 is the remote control. The logistics of this comic were difficult to show.
That cat throws up every where. Well, not so much any more. Abe got her a new food. It really makes a difference. Science diet sensitive stomach helped, but for some reason he has a hard time finding that one. Now she is on the same brand of food as the dogs and is eating less. Which is good. She would eat a ton super fast and then throw it right back up.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Computer spit.

This comic is pure torture for Abe. The things I do with that laptop. I often set my tea mug on the right side while I type. I did finally clean off the monitor. It was pretty filthy for a few months there.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Jerks all around

Oh man, what a jerk I am! The old man couldn't hear me so his wife said he would. And then he could barely do it. Nisa is about 30 lbs! Why did I think this old man would be ok picking her up?

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Up in the sky!

This was just so ridiculous. I can't believe pterodactyl was my first thought.
To give a little context, on my drives to and from work, I often like to pretend there are dinosaurs and how the current road system would be different if dinosaurs came back. Like huge steel girders over the roads or something? I don't know.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Comic 100 and pajama pants

Hey! This is the 100th comic! And it is about my big butt and comfy pajamas. I don't have anything to say about either of those things.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Ridiculous lyrics

Gwen Stefani's Hollerback Girl. I kind of love this song. But I have no idea what she is saying.

Thursday, August 8, 2013


I haven't used it a super lot, but I have used it. Here are some of the pieces I have done on my cintiq.

Deer Lady and Jackalope by *lunavalse on deviantART

Deer In Woods by *lunavalse on deviantART

Bunny Loves Robot by *lunavalse on deviantART

Meerkat In Top Hat by *lunavalse on deviantART

Little Lost Locket by *lunavalse on deviantART

Corgi fart by *lunavalse on deviantART

Then I learned about textures (which I get at http://www.cgtextures.com/), so I did these.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Yoga Butt

I'm back from the Cartooning Studio workshop at the Center for Cartoon Studies in Vermont and it was amazing. I had such a great time. I made two comics and am writing up a bunch of autobio comics. I will compile these into a comic. I am half way done with the autobio comics. I will be at Portland Zine Symposium this weekend, so I hope to be amazing and have the new comic read and printed by then. BUT! Abe is super super busy at work, so he might not be able to print it. So we'll see.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Yoga watchers

Oh yoga. You make me so paranoid. Not really the point is it.

Still in Vermont. I wonder how Abe and the dogs are doing without me.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Portion Control

Haha, tricked you. I am not even home to post this. I posted it last week because I am in Vermont this week at the Center for Cartoon Studies doing the Cartooning Workshop. I am pretty excited as I type this a week or so in advance, but I am pretty sure I am still excited as this gets posted online.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Working from home

Ernie is not super polite, but he is so cute, I couldn't care less.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Hurt my back

This was a while ago. I'm better now, but it took about 2 months to get better. There were some rough days in there. After the muscle relaxants fixed the strained muscles, turns out I had a bulging disc. I had 6 physical therapy appointments and now it is almost completely better. Or maybe completely better. But now I am going to PT more because I did something to my shoulder. What is wrong with me?! Oh right. I spend 8 hours a day slouched over the computer at work for 7 years.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

My worst bus ride

This is the bus ride that cured me from ever wanting to ride the bus again.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Original poor bus taker

And that was the start of my fear about riding the bus. I mean, it could have been worse, but I hate being wrong.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Taking the wrong bus

Ach. I hate riding the bus. On the other hand, I love that little map. I mean, it is probably pretty dang inaccurate, but still fun.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Silly Abe

It is fun when I find things Abe hasn't heard of that he finds exciting, like the rubber pencil, but usually he thinks it is dumb.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

What a look!

Fortunately, this guy just had a creepy look. He didn't stop walking, he just looked and smiled. Boy did we all laugh our asses off. What a look!

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Birthday Crazy

Then I slowly tracked less and less until I stopped tracking my food entirely for about three weeks. Just getting back into the swing of things now.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Dumb Birds

I haven't parked under a tree since. Stupid birds and their poop.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Stars of Stumptown 2013

Seriously, I was star struck for like a week after meeting Boulet. He is just fantastic. And Faith, I felt like I had already met her. She is very sweet.
Again. Seriously. Stumptown is my favorite show. Just amazing.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Jim... You're gross

True story. Srsly. So true it doesn't even get the vowels in seriously.
However, that is not my best drawing of Jim, which would be thus one.
In other news, I will be at the Olympia Comics Festival on June 8th from 1:30 to 6:30! I will have all the Flying Dodo Publications regular stuff, be we should also have the first printed copy of Spaz Hands. It will collect the first 50 comics.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Missing Gidgie

I am a little disappointed in myself for getting so attached to this phone so quickly, but it is really awesome!
At this point, I am working in a new sketchbook, so the ink goes on the paper different. I don't like it as much. Like drawing on a sponge.

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Ice cream truck

I don't think I have ever gotten ice cream from an ice cream truck. What a sad little life I lead.
There's an ice cream truck that drives by our apartment. I can hear it, but I never know where it is. And I never have cash. And I'm too embarrassed to actually go.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Isaac's birthday

I got a hat at the Museum of Flight gift shop, but then realized later, as I always do, that black is a bad color with all the dog hair in our house. Lousy with corgi hair.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Gainsbourg in Greenwood

I might eventually try this place again, but I was incredibly disappointed,

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Bra Shelf

Yes, I am a scum bag. And no this hasn't worked quite so nice as that. the shelf is blocked with a pile of (clean and dirty) clothes. My mom will be horrified.

Thursday, May 9, 2013


So after I finished Poirot, I think I watched Rebus. It was a while ago now. Rebus was good but the actor who played Rebus changed between season 1 and 2 which threw me off a bit. I have only watched one episode of Miss Marple. She kind of irks me with her coy, "I'm just an old lady" thing. But I think that was more part of the time period than her being a jerk. Oh yeah. I totally just called Miss Marple a jerk.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Mistaken identity

This was a nice show but is now forever tainted with the memory of what an idiot I am. I have been paranoid ever since and look a little too hard at people's faces sometimes. Also, I now have a little bump of a scar on my hand from that puncture wound. Stupid dogs.

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Ink Tub Art Show Stress

Ach, setting up is so stressful. This was from the Inktub show back in November.