Category Archives: From the Book

Every Book Tells


Today, I am celebrating the publication day of my new book by….working, and going to the dentist. That’s okay, because I have a bunch of fun events planned for celebration in the coming weeks. I am thrilled to share this … Continue reading

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Slide Show of Cartoons


For the past three years, I have been contributing weekly cartoons for a website called wowowow.com.  It is the brainchild of publishing wonderwoman Joni Evans. Every time I  publish a book, Joni and her team have kindly done a slide … Continue reading

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Costumes for Life


What did I wear for Halloween when I was little?  My mother was creative with her suggestions.  She was a homemaker, and it was part of the job description to help with–if not make entirely– Halloween costumes (there were not … Continue reading

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Lady Gaga and Hating Your Mother


The above drawing from my book is silly, although true on some level.  But recently, the seriousness of the real and imagined divide between generations of women in the Feminist Movement has risen to the surface (again. This is not … Continue reading

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My FB is Better Than Your FB


Has it come to this?  We judge each other on how we edit our lives on Facebook? How many friends we have?  It could be worse…we could judge each other on what we wear.  We never do that. For cartoonists, … Continue reading

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Laughter and Truth: a Video about the Book


Last week, Chronicle Books hired Lauren Saffa, a very talented filmmaker, to visit my studio and interview me. We talked about my work and my book, cartooning, women, creativity, film, mothers and whether or not San Francisco is similar to … Continue reading

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Girls Night Out: Variations on a Theme


Every now and then I will post cartoons from the book. This one above is a repeated feature in each chapter: Girls Night Out.  Can you guess how old these women are?  To be honest, I haven’t been to many … Continue reading

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Watching Everyone Better


This is a drawing I did for a postcard for The Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art. They wanted to make a card to publicize my show, and I tried to think of something funny that represented my years in … Continue reading

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Portrait of the Cartoonist as A Woman


When Do They Serve The Wine was conceived over a period of years, and really began with an idea I had for a graphic narrative. I drew little vignettes about growing up and dealing with wanting to be a cartoonist … Continue reading

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This is what I’ve been struggling with all my life


Granted, it’s not ALL I’ve been struggling with. Cartoons would be one of them, too. Also my need for approval. And picking up after myself. And having too many pets. There’s others, but I won’t bore you.

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