I'll be at the Ann Arbor Comic Arts Festival  June 16 & 17 in Ann Arbor, MI! I don't do many comics shows/fests anymore because I'm busy working on books, so I'm SUPER excited! (Yay! I get to see HUMAN BEINGS!!!) I got to design the poster for the fest, and I'll be having my first solo gallery show of artwork! Here's a little promotional art (for the gallery show): 

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I'll share the poster on here soon!

Cheers, Maris

Microbial Life Lecture

One of the best things about living in the Boston area is being close to lots of stuff. Especially science-y stuff. Between all the universities and museums, there are loads of public lectures! It's an all-you-can-eat buffet...FOR MY BRAIN. A few weeks back, I went to a lecture on Microbial Life at the Harvard Museum of Natural History; it kicked off the opening of their newest exhibit (conveniently of the same name). The lecture was given by Roberto Kolter and Scott Chimileski. Here are my notes (in cartoon-form, of course):


I only draw during the lecture, so this was about an hour of drawing (minus the time I spent ooo-ing and ah-ing over cheese mites and tardigrades. How had I never heard of cheese mites before? I love both cheese and microscopic organisms; I have no idea why these little critters stayed off my radar for so long. They are the best. Okay, cheese mite tangent: over.)

Interested in lectures around the Boston area? This is a pretty good list.


Human Body Theater Valentines

I started these back in 2016, soon after Human Body Theater came out. Better late then never, right? So here they are: Human Body Theater Valentine's Day cards. Please feel free to print them out and use them as Valentines! And if you're hungry for more, check out my book Human Body Theater!




2018 Hourlies

I skipped out on last year's hourlies because I was flying back from New Zealand (and figured people wouldn't be interested in 16 hours worth of me on a plane). I did fit them in this year though! Here they are, in their full-day glory: 



I decided that my morning warm-up drawings should be rocks:

There's a reason, but I'll be posting about that on Friday!

2016 Hourly Comics

Every February 1 is Hourly Comics Day: you draw a comic for every hour that you are awake.  People all over the world participate.  For me, it's a great exercise in drawing; I get to work fast and loose and in pencil (my favorite!).  It's also an exercise in editing...what do you put in your comics?  Personally, I find that there is a difference between comics that I make for myself, and comics that I make for an audience/put on the internet.  This is purely my preference; I see my work as "work", and err on the side of caution when it comes to sharing personal stories.  I have great admiration for people who share much more of their lives through their work.  Here are my 2016 hourly comics, in order.  Enjoy!