Sunday, July 29, 2012

Sketchbook Poetry

Just a short poem today, A Question by Robert Frost.

A Question by Robert Frost, 2012 joyana mcdiarmid

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Summer Sketchbook, part 2

Been away in Maine for the past week without internet, so apologies for the lack of updates.

And now, some characters for a story that will not be written for a while, a long while:
2012 joyana mcdiarmid

Friday, July 13, 2012

Summer Sketchbook

My summer is super busy! On top of working two jobs and doing an internship, I have been drawing presents for people. To get ready for MICE, my first comics convention that I will be tabling at (yikes!) I have been working on inking my final project from my first year at the Center for Cartoon Studies. Luckily I will be tabling with Quintuple Ruffle, the comics collective that fellow CCS students and I have started. Hopefully they will help dispel my nervousness. Currently we have an anthology of queer erotic comics in the works, exciting! (on many levels) Check out the other members of Quintuple Ruffle: Allie Kleber, April Malig, Laurel Lynn Leake and Sasha Stienberg.

And here are some sketchbook pages for your amusement:

Portland, OR 2012 joyana mcdiarmid

Face shapes 2012 joyana mcdiarmid

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Sketchbook Poetry

I have been playing around with typography lately, finding poems that I like and writing them out in different fonts. I feel that in comics the shape of the letterforms are as important as the content of words. So here is Pablo Neruda's poem Absence.

joyana mcdiarmid 2012

Friday, July 6, 2012

Congrats to Laura Terry!

My friend and CCS alumni Laura Terry, over at, received one of the last Xeric grants! Go check her out! Her art is spectacular and moving. Also, she is just a damn good person.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

A Year in Review

Hey there! Welcome to my brand new blog where I will post my comics and sketches and things for you to see.
I was trying to find a way to catch all you up on my life so I wrote this comic: