inspo facto

December 23rd, 2021 As every year ends, we tend to curl up in our chair, stare out the window, and reflect on who we are, where we’ve been, and what the hell we’re even doing. That is definitely what I’m doing right now. As I learn more and more about people who make an actualContinue reading “inspo facto”

Long time no talk, I counted — Holiday Newsletter 2021

November 29th, 2021 Howdy, dear friends, precious family, and mortal enemies. When I added you to this email list, I promised I wouldn’t spam you; it’s been over a full year since I’ve sent you a newsletter (369 days, to be exact), so I’ll be eating a cookie (or sleeve of them) tonight to celebrateContinue reading “Long time no talk, I counted — Holiday Newsletter 2021”

Taking Back Monday

November 29th, 2021 On this Cyber Monday, one of the holiest of modern shopping days, I hope you consider the little guy. The local shop. Your neighbor or your friend or your family. It’s hard to express how big it is when we make a sale, especially since it’s such an intimate thing. Whether it’sContinue reading “Taking Back Monday”

Holiday Sale 2021

November 13th, 2021 I’m in the spirit. First and most of all: I want to sincerely thank every single dang one of you who showed up to Fall Tour 2021. Whether I met you at FallCon XL in St. Paul, Twin Cities Con in Minneapolis, NerdinOut Con in Rochester, Alloy Brewing Company in Coon Rapids,Continue reading “Holiday Sale 2021”

The Temporal Buffet

November 1st, 2021 When you’re paying attention, even the most mundane details can illuminate personal progress. Last weekend, after a day spent doing that business-art thing, some of us went out to a Mongolian grill. I hadn’t been to one in a while, but the premise is simple: fill up a bowl of fresh andContinue reading “The Temporal Buffet”

#NerdinOutCon3 Recap

October 24th, 2021 Towards the end of the last day of NerdinOut Con III in Rochester, one of my new friends from Artist Alley came over to my table. He wasn’t sure if I had noticed, but a girl had just been literally jumping up and down with her latest purchase, beyond excited over theContinue reading “#NerdinOutCon3 Recap”

This Weekend: NerdinOut Con III

October 22nd, 2021 The final convention of the season (and last stop of my tour) is here!! This Saturday and Sunday, October 23rd and 24th, I will be at the Mayo Civic Center in Rochester for NerdinOut Con III, and I am terribly excited for it. VIPs will be able to get in at 10Continue reading “This Weekend: NerdinOut Con III”

The Visitor’s Guide to the Vogenverse, and its Capital City of Faribault

October 18th, 2021 By now, the idea of a shared universe (or a multiverse) is a commonly known one. Comic book companies like Marvel and DC dived into the concept that their characters did not live in a vacuum; they were neighbors, friends, lovers, and enemies, and they inhabited the same world, affecting one anotherContinue reading “The Visitor’s Guide to the Vogenverse, and its Capital City of Faribault”

Twin Cities Con Report 2021

October 3rd, 2021 Get your splatterguard for this post because a lot of heart and guts are heading your way. First and foremost: the warmest and fuzziest hugs to the organizers and volunteers of Twin Cities Con. It’s no secret that our community was cautious of a new convention coming to town; in a way,Continue reading “Twin Cities Con Report 2021”

FallCon XL 2021

September 25th, 2021 “Return of the Mack” played on the radio on my way home. That’ll be important later. FallCon XL was today and I just want to say THANK YOU with the full power of my caps lock to everyone I met, saw, or saw again today (and to the staff who made itContinue reading “FallCon XL 2021”