Here is “Knot”, a short comic I drew to sell at Mocca and TCAF this year. The printed version is going to be SO PRETTY. I’m in love with the cover (which I will post later).
I just wanted to do something fairy-tale-like that talked about doubts and frustrations and how to deal with them. I’m really happy with how colorful and adorable the story turned out to be.
If you enjoyed “Knot”, please consider reblogging it and/or checking out my ongoing webcomic Namesake! HUGS TO ALL OF YOU!
Rapunzel at Bonnie & Maude Presents: You Are Hair
Rapunzel is about a lot more than hair—like many fairy tales, it carries a moral lesson. And the moral of Rapunzel is surprisingly subversive.
On March 11, I (Sophie) will explain the rebelliousness of Rapunzel as part of “You Are Hair,” a live variety show organized by Kseniya Yarosh & Eleanor Kagan, the hosts of the Brooklyn-based film podcast Bonnie & Maude. From their website:
Join us for an evening of funny and insightful stories and presentations on the subject of female hair as seen in movies, television, and pop culture. We will untangle the trope of the fiery redhead, rediscover the true story of Rapunzel, strip away the portrayal of body hair in the film Human Nature, and root into how we see African-American hair on the big screen and beyond-cé. Plus, NPR’s Ophira Eisenberg will share with us the secrets of “Canadian hair” and some never-before-seen photos from her personal archives.
L.V. Anderson, Tessa Brown, Sophie Bushwick, Ophira Eisenberg, Aisha Harris, Allegra Oxborough, Cassie Wagler
If you like Rapunzel or female hair in general (and you live in New York), come check us out! You can get tickets at Littlefield’s website, and join the Facebook event for updates.
Delusions of a Dream-April 5th Hodgepodge Coffeehouse and Gallery. Your childhood stories in a whole new light. #artshow #atlanta #atlantaart #atlantaartist #delusionsofadream #disney #fairytale#popsurrealism #painting #lowbrowart #lowbrow #art #jonquelart #lizzyfalcon#atlart#atl
If you live in the Atlanta area, this art show looks like it might be worth checking out!
This adorable illustration by Anne Yvonne Gilbert features a Princess-and-the-Pea-esque little reader. And a tiny dragon! What’s not to like?
"Iron John" (Grimm brothers) - digital
I love the wild man in Pierre Droal's illustration of “Iron John”! You can read this little-known Brothers Grimm tale, also known as “Iron Hans,” here.