29 March 2009

beauty patrol!

hey gals,
beauty patrol is making a comeback! for about two weeks i didn't draw anything cuz my wrist was blown out for some reason. i even had a stint where i was convinced i would draw everything southpaw from now on. but this week i finished 4.5+ new pages! i am also trying to update my dummy copy for editors' day, now called industry day at ccs.
here is page 19:

and page 22(which is a spread with p.23-another nine similar panels):

MURPH! book release party

see more annie murphy at http://ghostcatcomics.blogspot.com/

Event: Book Release, Art Show, and Book-Signing
I Still Live: Biography of a Spiritualist
A Xeric Award-winning graphic novella by
Annie Murphy
Friday, April 10th (the first Friday after the first full moon after the vernal equinox), 2009
1914 S.E. Ankeny
Portland, Oregon

Come celebrate Spring and the spirit of renewal, rebirth, and recovery
with this comic book tribute to poet, activist, and spirit-medium Achsa Sprague, and a show of original artwork from the book.

What the people say:

"I Still Live is a masterful hybrid work.
Part adaptation of the spiritualist Achsa
Sprague's diary, part history book, and
part memoir, it channels the past into the
present in a haunting and vivid way."
--Alison Bechdel, author of Fun Home

"Annie Murphy has that rare gift to make
history feel immediate and urgent. I Still Live
is not only well researched but comes alive on
the page. Achsa Sprague has been revived."
--James Sturm, author of The Golem's Mighty Swing

"This was the most self-assured debut of the year by
an artist whose interests include the intersection
between spiritualism and feminism and whose style
occupies the space between quietude and poetic sweep.
As she refines her style, she will be a fascinating talent to watch."
--Rob Clough, of Sequart Research and Literacy Organization.

review at comicrelated.com
news article from Vermont Woman Magazine
#3 on Comics Journal's ten great minicomics of 2008

Thank you to Charles at Eberhardt press for printing this
new and improved, two-color off-set version of the comic,
and thanks so much to the Xeric Foundation for funding it.

I sure hope you can make it.
Annie Murphy

26 March 2009

help helen wheels!

check out her situation here:


basically, helen's house burned down the other day and she is looking to rebuild. i met her at michigan and she has a wonderful heart and it'd be kind to give back, especially now. the site above has a link to donate and info of what may be needed. thanks!

08 March 2009

beauty patrol!

tragic relief was right! no one's really seen much of beauty patrol! (you have to sing the title) i just kinda figure whatever you think beauty patrol is, it is. i have heard varying descriptions of what folk think beauty patrol is, and yup, they're all true!
if you are still wondering what it is, it is my current work-in-progress and apologies that i don't really put anything substantial work-wise on this blog yet. exposure 99% of the time curdles creative juices for me. but i've been thinking about beauty patrol because my time has been doing other things this week and i have no new pages. but weirdo that i am, here is page ten from a couplafew weeks ago. it's not one of the most spectacular pages of beauty patrol, but fulfilling in another way.
here's to winter ending soon!

04 March 2009

beauty patrol!

my sketchbook just told me that i apparently made some beauty patrol fan art a coupla weeks ago too!

beauty patrol!

oh lassies, there has been more beauty patrol fan art surfacing, this time by the ever-industrious c frakes (if i knew how to make these links work...tragicrelief.blogspot.com)
thank you colleen!!

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where to find some of my minis:

Domy Books
913 E Cesar Chavez
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 476 3669