Wednesday, December 30, 2009

What I Got For Christmas:

James Kochalka does something like this every year for American Elf, so I figured I'd give it a shot.

1. plaid scarf
2. is it a poncho or a shawl?
3. a new camera, woo! (Thanks, Mom and Dad!)
4. purple sweater
5. DVD box set of "The Prisoner"!!! (Thanks, Grandma and Jim!)
6. like 8 pairs of knee socks
7. a bamboo steamer (thanks, Jonch!)
8. gloves
9. shoes, but unfortunately they're too big.

Happy New Year, everyone!

Monday, December 28, 2009

Year End Meme

Hey! 2009 was a pretty good year. I think my work has improved...I hope it's improved.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Happy Winter!

My hair is finally long enough to put up in a ponytail. Merry Christmas to meee!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Tom Riddle Drawings

I try to update this at least once a week, but it's hard when you can't really share anything you're working on right now. I am drawing- every day!

Here is something I think I'm allowed to share. These drawings of Tom Riddle (the future Lord Voldemort) at ages 1, 6, 11 and 16 have been mailed off to the Harry Potter Alliance for a fundraiser. This was a lot of fun, I want to draw more of them.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009


Bears and Blisters: An Exhibition of Colleen Frakes and Ken Dahl
November 21 – December 5

Gallery Hours
Saturdays from 10am-2pm
First Friday Reception: December 4, 6-8pm (author talk at 7pm)

The CCS Gallery is located at 94 South Main Street in White River Junction, Vermont.

Praise for Woman King:
“It’s EXCELLENT, and it makes me really excited to see whatever [Frakes] does next.”
Douglas Wolk, author of Reading Comics: How Graphic Novels Work and What They Mean

Praise for Monsters:
“It’s a difficult, punishing read, just as it was clearly a difficult, punishing experience for Dahl, but his evocation of pain, horror, and self-loathing is nonetheless masterful.”
Onion AV Club

Colleen Frakes (CCS ’07) followed her Xeric Grant-funded comic novella, Tragic Relief, with the publication of Woman King, a coming-of-age folk tale that won her the 2009 Ignatz Award for Promising New Talent.

Welcome to the Dahl House
, a collection of comics by Ken Dahl (CCS Fellow ’07) received Expozine’s 2008 Best English-Language Comic award. This fall Dahl’s Ignatz Award winning mini-comic, which explores the science and social stigma of disease, was published as the much-anticipated graphic novel Monsters.

For more information

The exhibit ends this Saturday! Friday there will be a reception at reading at the CCS Gallery. Gabby (Ken Dahl) is out of town attending the Brooklyn Comics and Graphics Fest, and I was too chicken to read on my own, so Jon Chad and Nick Patten will be joining me with a trio of BEAR STORIES! RAWR!

So yeah, come see us. It'll be fun.

Or, if you can't make it to Vermont, go visit Gabby in Brooklyn and get your copy of Monsters signed.