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This year’s Drink and Draw Like a Lady will be held on Friday April 4th starting at 7 pm. We’re happy to say that The Productive co-working space is hosting us again this year. They are located at 40 W. 38th St. (between 5th and 6th Ave) on the 5th Floor (there is an elevator).

All ages are welcome, 21+ to drink. Bring your mini comics, business cards, sketchbooks and your love of comics. Ladies only please!

We’re thrilled to be sponsored in part this year by Work Made for Hire, a Portland based company helping artists and freelancers protect their rights and get paid fairly for the work they do. Check out their services!

The 2014 flyer was designed by the wonderful Carey Pietsch!

A small group of us organize Drink and Draw Like a Lady. Thank you to everyone who has already donated via the PayPal button on the main DDLL Tumblr page! We will also have a tip jar at the party if you prefer to throw in a few bucks that way. If you want to bring food or beverages instead, those are also welcome. There will be DDLL button incentives available at the party for those who donate!

Can’t wait to see everyone. Please spread the word!


Hey tumblr! If you want Lumberjanes issue 1-8 signed by me then I’ve got good news! Ive got a limited supply of issue 1-8 packs of both A covers (by the most excellent Noelle Stevenson) and variant cover packs (by insane talents like ::deep breath:: Kate Leth, Faith Erin Hicks, Daniel Corsetto, Kris Anka, Tessa Stone, Jess Fink, Madeline Flores, Aubrey Aiese, Carey Pietsch and so many more!) all kindly defaced with my signature (probably a crudely drawn sheep or lama).

All in the shop:

Retail Price:
Author: Ryan North
Artists: Liz Prince, Carey Pietsch, Rebecca Tobin, Yumi Sakugawa, and Jon Vermilyea
Cover Artists: A: Mike Holmes B: Nick Iluzada (Subscription Cover) C: Luke Pearson (Incentive)
It’s a rad stand-alone ZINE Special! Enjoy this crazy special as the citizens of Ooo create their own zines to share. Marceline has a lot to say about her music, Peppermint Butler has a few life tips for anyone who will listen (and everyone should listen), and Finn creates his very first journal comic. A sick homage to DIY and mini-comics culture printed on uncoated paper and made to look like a zine from the ADVENTURE TIME gang!

I love this book.


Marceline Gone Adrift #5, 2015

I was very lucky to be able to do a subscription variant cover for the amazing spin-off of the Adventure Time comics: Marceline Gone Adrift, written by Meredith Gran and illustrated by the amazing Carey Pietsch (careydraws). This is the project that spawned my Small Cities series (1, 2, 3, 4) too!

Many, many thanks to AD Whitney Leopard, not only for the job but for some amazing feedback that really made the cover pop! 


I made The Witches’ Daughters for Terrestrial, an anthology of earth-themed fantasy comics edited by Amanda Scurti. You can also read it at its forever home on my portfolio website.

The anthology debuted at SPX 2014, and now you can buy it here! It’s full of lovely comics and illustrations, and I’m very happy to be included in such good company. 


Hey, I’m going to be at RIPEXPO this weekend, which is a brand-new comics and zine fest, free and open to the public.

I’ll be selling HANA DOKI KIRA and SOLID SIGHT 3D and a bunch of high-quality prints, so you should come and say hi to me and try out my weird stereogram comics.

I’ll also be moderating the Art For Girls panel with Suzy X, Carey Pietsch and Laurel Lynn Leake. Read all of their comics. And please join us for the panel :)

Check out the RIPEXPO tumblr for all the info!!!


Lumberjanes 7, out October 15, 2014:

It’s a race through the woods and through everyone’s favorite cave of doom as the Lumberjanes make their way through previous obstacles. Now they know what answers they’re looking for and they are not going to leave until everything is out in the open. Only it looks like the boys’ camp might have other ideas…

SNEAK PEEK for You Can Do It, Put Your Back Into It

We are so excited to finally share some of the work for the upcoming exhibition You Can Do It, Put Your Back Into It. The exhibition is a collection of inspirational motivational posters, created by talented and go-getter designers and illustrators. These giant posters feature phrases to live by, personal motifs, poems, and all-around good advice!

Check out the entire collection on our website

And the prints on our online gallery shop

Marceline Gone Adrift marks Meredith Gran’s return to Adventure Time comics following the success of her 2012 miniseries Marceline and the Scream Queens. This new mini doesn’t appear to be a direct sequel, but rather a dramatic new adventure for Marceline and Bubblegum that will take them places they’ve never been before. (Not an easy thing to say, considering how Adventure Time has significantly widened the scope of its universe in its fifth and sixth seasons.) Gran adeptly captures the pathos and humor in Marceline’s struggles as an artist (who also happens to be an immortal vampire queen, no big deal) as well as Bubblegum’s cold, but not completely heartless practicality.”

— Kayleigh Hearn

Your Deadshirt New Comics Shopping List For: January 14, 2015


I’m thrilled to be doing the artwork for MARCELINE: GONE ADRIFT, a new 6-issue Adventure Time miniseries that Meredith Gran ( octopuspiecomic) is writing! Above are sneak peeks at my variant covers and some early concept art/character sketches. 

From the Newsarama press release:

Marceline is on a rampage for mysterious reasons, and the kingdom of Ooo is desperately scrambling to stop her. In trying to save both Ooo and Marceline herself, Princess Bubblegum accidentally propels Marceline into the farthest reaches of space…and strips her of her powers! Guilt-ridden, Princess Bubblegum sets off on a space rescue that’ll test the power of her mind…as well as the power of friendship.

The first issue will be out in January 2015. We’re all working really hard on this, and I can’t wait for you to get to read it!