A few thoughts from Nancy Husari

What do you do to take care of yourself and your creativity?

By Nancy Husari | Dec 9, 2012

It’s a crazy time. I want to focus on cartooning, art, and the creative process in this blog, but “the job” and other things in life interfere so much, that maybe I’ll loosen up my own rule. It’s finals time, so I’ve got piles and piles of essays to read. The way I get through…

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Cat Prayer Flags (Not)

By Nancy Husari | Nov 25, 2012

I have another event coming up in two weeks—the East Bay Alternative Book and Zine Fest, and I have had a goal of creating ten cat prayer flags (see previous post) to see how they’d sell. I cleared out my schedule and had a goal of making five prayer flags today. Easy, right? Not so…

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Practicing for Paris

By Nancy Husari | Nov 18, 2012

I scheduled in a half hour of sketching in the Blue Dot Cafe in Alameda. Here’s what I saw through the window. Can you tell what the woman is doing from her body language? The name of this post is Practicing for Paris because I will be in Paris for a little over a week…

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Out of sorts, but still got it done by the deadline…

By Nancy Husari | Nov 11, 2012

I had one helluva time getting this done today. I’ve had the idea for awhile, and I thought it would be easy to draw, but I procrastinated all day and am not entirely happy with the results, but I do like the flying monkey a lot. Sometimes that’s just how it is with a deadline.…

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A Cartoon in its Infancy

By Nancy Husari | Nov 4, 2012

Gary Larson (The Far Side) wrote something like, ‘When a cartoonist is working, it looks a lot like s/he is just goofing around.’ Or it can look like the cartoonist is working at their “regular” job or doing a myriad of other tasks, but they are actually writing and revising in their head. That’s how…

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Self Portrait

By Nancy Husari | Oct 21, 2012

I Know my Facebook friends are probably sick of looking at this self portrait by now, but I want to blog about it a bit. (Pretty self-absorbed, aren’t I?) I really like this self-portrait, and it was fun getting feedback on it on Facebook yesterday. I have hated self-portraits in the past. I did my…

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Wimmens Comix Exhibit Prep

By Nancy Husari | Oct 21, 2012

It’s been quite a week. I was trying to recover and catch up from APE, but I was given the opportunity to submit a piece to the 40th Anniversary of Wimmen’s Comix Exhibition. The catch was that I had to find my one Wimmen’s Comix piece (from 1992) and get it framed by Saturday (yesterday).…

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APE Debriefing & More

By Nancy Husari | Oct 15, 2012

Here I am at the beginning of the APE weekend, looking much more refreshed than I did at the end. APE was fun, educational, and exhausting. I learned a lot about what to do next year (APE 2013 if the world doesn’t end in 2012). I still haven’t quite come down from the art-workaholic high.…

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APE Day One

By Nancy Husari | Oct 14, 2012

Yesterday was Day One of APE. It was pretty overwhelming. I haven’t sold a lot (yet), but I’ve made some good contacts, and I’ve been giving free copies to publishers. I also reconnected with Trina Robbin of Wimmen’s Comix, and if I can get it together to find and frame the one cartoon that I…

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