One Year Anniversary!


And here we are, a year later! I’m so used to letting projects like this fall to the wayside, and when I started I honestly worried whether I’d be able to keep up the pace. And yet here I am, still posting comics at a rate of one one week, two the next, wash, rinse repeat (plus those extra Mt. St. Helens comics I did last spring!) I’ll admit that people’s enthusiasm for my work is a big part of what helped keep me going even when I was tired, or discouraged, or really stinkin’ busy, because I wanted to keep sharing what I was creating with you all. But I also found that this continued to be fun instead of work, which is the whole point: something in my life that wasn’t just a way to make income. 

Which isn’t to say there aren’t ways to help me pay for art materials, of course. My Redbubble shop, for example, actually has a few more designs than what I said in the comic since there were a few drawings that I liked enough to add as stickers and other fun stuff (that last page design is available as a greeting card, with and without text!) But this is still by and large a sideline, a nice break from my day job and a creative outlet that doesn’t need to be measured in sales. 

If you want to do something nice for my anniversary, please share my work with others! (Or reblog, or retweet, whatever’s appropriate.) You can find my social media links at the bottom of any page at I also always appreciate likes and comments, and I’m open to suggestions for topics for future comics, too. 

Finally, again, THANK YOU! It’s been nice to have people to share this piece of my creative life with, and I look forward to giving you more fun nature comics to enjoy.

Species portrayed: raccoon (Procyon lotor), western red cedar (Thuja plicata), spotted towhee (Pipilo maculatus), redwood sorrel (Oxalis oregana), American crow (Corvus brachyrhyncos), beargrass (Xerophyllum tenax), Pacific golden chanterelle (Cantharellus formosus), red fox (Vulpes vulpes), lodgepole pine (Pinus contorta), Douglas fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii), Garry oak (Quercus garryana), Pacific rhododendron (Rhododendron macrophyllum), cascara (Frangula purshiana), coastal manroot (Marah oregonus), sword fern (Polystichum munitum), old man’s beard (Usnea longissima) king bolete (Boletus edulis), beach strawberry (Fragaria chiloensis), fly agaric (Amanita muscaria, Amanita Muscaria var. guessowi), vanilla leaf (Achlys triphylla), western bunchberry (Cornus × unalaschkensis), western lily of the valley (Maianthemum dilatatum), Western matsutake (Tricholoma murrillianum), early blue violet (Viola adunca)

2 thoughts on “One Year Anniversary!

  1. Congratulations on your milestone. I love this comic! I’ve learned a lot from you and I adore your drawings. Today’s collection is beautiful. Would you ever consider teaching an online drawing class?

    1. Thank you for your kind words! I haven’t considered it, and I’m not sure if I’m really a “good enough” artist compared to some of the others out there, but maybe I could do one for fun sometime!

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