Dumb Girlbot Comics: Sweet Potato
 

Dumb Girlbot Comics: Sweet Potato

Girlbot got included on a wonderful list of Eisner-worthy webcomics over at io9 if you hadn’t seen already. And if you found my comic from that list, welcome! I hope you stick around.

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    April 18, 2014 · 2 Comments
    April 16, 2014

    MN Opera presents The Magic Flute

    As I’ve done in the past, I’m posting some life drawings I did last week at the MN Opera, of their incredible production of Mozart’s The Magic Flute. It was by far the most unusual and visually thrilling of all the operas I’ve seen — not that I’ve seen tons and tons of operas — due largely to the fact that it was visually inspired by the German Expressionist cinema of the 1920s and ’30s. I wasn’t able to do the production justice since a lot of the effects were too brief to get good life drawings from, but I did manage to record a few things…

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    This was the only show I was able to make during this past season, and I’m so glad I did! A wonderful experience all around.

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      February 19, 2014

      Updated Appearances + Birthdays

      I’ve finally posted my convention appearances for the year of 2014! I’ve been scrambling to make arrangements, and I didn’t want to put anything up until some stuff was worked out. Here are my planned appearances in order:

      Staple!
      March 1st-2nd, 2014
      Austin, TX

      Emerald City
      March 28th-30th, 2014
      Seattle, WA

      Anime Detour (As a special local artist guest!)
      April 4th-6th, 2014
      Bloomington, MN

      SpringCon
      May 17th-18th, 2014
      Saint Paul, MN

      Kids Read Comics!
      June 21st-22nd, 2014
      Ann Arbor, MI

      FallCon
      TBA
      Saint Paul, MN

      I may add or subtract appearances as things come up, but that’s a pretty good forecast for this year. I would like to attend more cons this year, but I’m taking a bit of a breather since I won’t have the next Girlbot book done in time.

      Also, this week and next week are ~*~BIRTHDAY WEEKS~*~ here at The Intrepid Girlbot. This Friday, I’ll post a little comic in celebration of my own 30th birthday coming up on the 25th, and next week will see a guest comic from the totally wonderful Severin Piehl to celebrate Girlbot’s fifth birthday at the start of March. Yes, she would be old enough to attend Kindergarten by now, and I’ve only gotten through half the story so far.

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        December 4, 2013

        Comic returns December 16th

        Sorry for being AWOL and missing updates without a word. Just got myself overwhelmed, being behind on freelance work and basically driving myself insane with a stupid sleep disorder. I need to take some time to get this stuff sorted out, as well as visit my family down South for the holidays, so Girlbot will make her return on December 16th. Hope that’s okay with y’all! If not, well, then too bad, I guess!

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          October 19, 2013

          Updates resume next week!

          Sorry about no comics this week. Pokemon kind of ate my soul. I beat the game yesterday, so I’m back in the saddle. Check back next Tuesday for the next update!

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            July 18, 2013

            Toothfairy needed. (A new fundraiser.)

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            So there’s a new wallpaper available for donations this month! Any amount will get you the download, of course, but I’m also putting up a new donation goal bar to help me finish paying for some dental work. Basically, I need a fancy gold crown on a tooth my old dentist ruined, and of course my meager insurance won’t cover it. The total bill is $1300, but I just need the last $300.

            As with the last fundraiser, every dollar you donate will get you a chance to win the original art for the wallpaper. If you feel like donating $300, then I guess you’re just buying it from me! Unlike the last fundraiser, I won’t be doing sketch cards due to my workload. If I want to keep updating Girlbot three times a week AND get my freelance work done, there’s just no time. Sorry!

            In addition to the donations, I also have the comic strip originals, the books, and a limited edition print previously only available for sale at conventions. Profits from those will also go in the donation bar and give you a chance to win the wallpaper original.

            Thanks for your support!

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              July 9, 2013

              Kickstarter???? Again????

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              I want all my readers to know about two Kickstarter projects that deserve all the support they can get!

              The first is an anthology of horror comics organized by my very good friend Spike, titled Sleep of Reason. As of this post it has only 19 hours to go, so go help it get as high as it can! It’s well funded already, but more money for the project means more money for the artists and writers involved. Who might that be? Well, how about Evan Dahm, Gabby Schulz, KC Green, Sophie Goldstein, and Carla Speed McNeil, to name a few.

              Intriguing!

              The second is a video game project by the name of Undertale, which was released as a free demo recently and became an instant hit! Now they’re trying to make it into a full game, using Kickstarter funds to buy everyone involved the time to do the work. And there’s a soundtrack and stickers and buttons and all that crap, too. But the game itself will be super excellent, I’m sure of it! Try the demo, if you don’t believe me.

              Exciting!

              Okay, then. As I promised, fresh comics starting tomorrow. No funny business. Nothing funny about it. No, sir.

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                July 5, 2013

                Burgled!

                So why wasn’t there a comic today?

                On the night of July 4th — whilst my boyfriend and I were out having a a good, clean American night on the town — our apartment was broken into and bunch of stuff stolen. That left kind of a cramp on our weekend plans. We spent all day today dealing with the aftermath, and on top of that, I had to go to the dentist. So I just never got around to drawing the comic for today. It’s just been kind of wretched.

                And those fossils in Animal Crossing aren’t going to dig themselves up. I mean, c’mon!

                It’s nothing too serious, really, assuming my renter’s insurance will cover the cost of the things that were taken. No essential data was lost, no art equipment stolen. It could have been much, much worse.

                So I guess I’ll just post what would have been today’s comic on Monday, and I guess real comic updates after that? We’ll see.

                Sorry about this.

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                  May 17, 2013

                  SpringCon this weekend!

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                  Hey, guys, I’ve been really busy with the move, which seems it may never end, but I wanted to remind people local to the Twin Cities area that SpringCon is happening this weekend, and I will be there!!!! I haven’t been for a couple of years due to various reasons, but it was my mission to make it again this year. Mission: accomplished. I’ll have books and prints and some original art! Please come give me money or at least the pleasure of your company.

                  SpringCon will happen this weekend, May 18th & 19th, from 10 am until 5 pm at the Grandstand at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds.

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                    April 4, 2013

                    2013 Convention Update!

                    I’ve been officially confirmed to have space at both Kids Read Comics! and SPX this year, which is a relief! I’ve also added a new show to the roster: ConnectiCon in Hartford, CT, where I’ll be hanging out with the Hiveworks crew. If you’re on the East Coast, come see me!

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                      February 24, 2013

                      Now affiliated with Hiveworks!

                      Girlbot has been officially-unofficially adopted by Hiveworks. I have not been bought out, and nothing on the site is changing, except for a little button in the left sidebar there. This way I’ll have someone looking out for the comic, as far as getting ads run on pertinent websites — ‘cuz I’ve never really had anything resembling an advertising budget — and who knows what else down the road. I have to say, the fellas running Hiveworks are really sweet!

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                        2014 Appearances

                        Staple!
                        March 1st-2nd, 2014
                        Austin, TX
                        Emerald City
                        March 28th-30th, 2014
                        Seattle, WA
                        Anime Detour
                        April 4th-6th, 2014
                        Bloomington, MN
                        SpringCon
                        May 17th-18th, 2014
                        Saint Paul, MN
                        Kids Read Comics!*
                        June 21st-22nd, 2014
                        Ann Arbor, MI
                        FallCon*
                        TBA
                        Saint Paul, MN
                        * = tentative