Ghosts + Tapestry

For the past month, I’ve been playing with a web and mobile app called Tapestry to make some ghost stories. I always explain to friends that Tapestry is like an anti-Powerpoint that’s used to tell interesting stories. It’s simple in its format, but really exciting to see how people decide to tell their stories with such limitations.

It reminds me of a documentary, The Five Obstructions, where a director is challenged to remake his film five times, each with a different obstruction. Each obstacle proves to be more difficult than the last, but the results become exponentially more interesting and innovative.

Anyway, I’m talking too much. Sketches and links instead!

This one is for a story called BOO.


These two are for Jim Ghost.



And this one is for Olive Ghost.


Other good taps: Animals Drawn PoorlyTapastries: QuicheHypersensitive and Irritable. A Week, and SOMEWHERE IN BETWEEN.

Ghost Cardigan… complete!

Enter Ghost Cardigan:

  • 16 pages 
  • Comics + Illustrations
  • All about ghosts and their cardigans
  • Has some manuals and infographics
  • Made with pen, brush, and ink
  • Pages are 100% cotton
  • No ghosts were harmed in creating this

Here’s a bit on the process:

1. Sketch first in a homemade notebook.


2. Draw loosely in pencil. Toil. Ink with pen and ink wash.


3. Tediously scan in pieces. Color correct. InDesign the layout. Print on 100% cotton paper.


4. Ghost Cardigan.


Selling it here, or at the next fest.

Ghost Cardigan + New Book + Other

Drawing Ghost Cardigan is complete, but of course my printer had to break. New parts are flying in now, thank goodness. Also, I can’t bear to just let this be 100% machine printed so I’ll be putting in a handmade surprise.


Here’s a sneak peak at my next silkscreen book, The Neighborhood. Proper details soon as I finalize separations.


I cut these little ghosts out of linoleum for some handmade business cards. I would like to get business cards printed by a proper printer but I haven’t found the right fit yet. I feel like business card Goldilocks– no one makes them the way I want– so I’ll suffer the consequences, DIY-style.

Ghost Stew

I haven’t had time to work on Ghost Hotel in the studio. It’s been giving me some extreme anxiety though so I promised myself I’d try to put in a few hours this week.

Today, I was sitting in the park and got bored of all the responsible adult things I was doing so I started drawing more ghosts.

I’ll never get bored of ghosts.

Subway Comic Parts 4-5

Thursday: Rainy and miserable. I could only pull 4 panels that day.

Friday: Still miserable but I pulled out 8 panels.


And here’s the fun thing I was doing. ANIMATED GIFFFFFFFF.