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Votes for Women

Votes for Women: The Battle for the 19th Amendment, Little Red Bird Press, 2020 I designed the cover and contributed a 10-page comic to this 2020 anthology. Using purple and yellow, the original colors of the Women’s Suffrage movement, I created a design that communicated both the historic subject matter, and the cartoon medium. My …

Not Another Breastfeeding Book

Not Another Breastfeeding Book, Beaver’s Pond Press, 2019 I knew immediately that Not Another Breastfeeding Book needed a cover to match its cheeky, playful title, and was delighted that the author wanted to go the illustrated route. I came up with three thumbnail concepts, and from there, tried out a variety of color palettes as …

It’s Never Going to Work

It’s Never Going to Work: A Tale of Art and Nonprofits in the Minneapolis Community, Marjorie Books, 2018 This book was truly a labor of love. The author, Jamie Schumacher, is a prominent author, artist, and community organizer in the Twin Cities arts scene. When she approached me about doing the design and illustration for …

#LookUp

#LookUp: A Parenting Guide to Screen Use, Wise Ink Creative Publishing, 2019 For this nonfiction book about the intersection of parenting and technology, we tried a few different directions. The first round of concepts was very slick, with crisp vector art and bold colors. After reviewing these initial concepts, the author realized that really, a …

Wonder-FULL

Wonder-FULL: Activate Your Inner Superpowers—No Cape Required, Beaver’s Pond Press, 2019 This superhero-themed workbook for women needed to be eye-catching and action-packed inside and out. For the cover, the author envisioned a pantsuited superheroine in bold red boots, and classic “comic book” lettering. As a cartoonist, this was definitely in my wheelhouse. For the interior, …

Warda

Warda: My Journey from the Horn of Africa to a College Education, Beaver’s Pond Press, 2020 For this memoir, the author and her team wanted to do an illustrated cover, with art that referenced henna body art. Using the reference materials they provided, I came up with three concepts, all featuring thick inks, dense with …

City Pages’ Comix Issues

City Pages’ Annual Comix Issues, 2017 and 2018 Every August, City Pages devotes an issue of their weekly paper to comics. I have contributed to the Comix Issue for a number of years; below are my comics from 2017 and 2018.

BUZZ

BUZZ: The Ultimate Guide to Book Marketing, Wise Ink Creative Publishing, 2018 BUZZ, a nonfiction book on book marketing from the founders of Wise Ink, presented some really fun design opportunities. In the cover concepts, I explored a wide range of possibilities for the text and color palette. Ultimately, the favorite concept was one with …

Rock Ink Roll

Rock Ink Roll Anthology, Seventh Avenue Productions, 2013 Rock Ink Roll is a 2013 comic anthology celebrating the intersection of comics and music. I contributed a three-page comic about my love of Karen O. and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs.