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The Boy I Like

April 11, 2019

The Boy I Like

Coming to MoCCAfest!

March 30, 2019


NEXT weekend I will be at Table A108 at MoCCAfest with a small pre-release batch of Paper Pencil Life #6! It officially gets released May 31st, but if you are in NYC next weekend you can buy a copy of it from me! It’s got color! Feelings! Memories and music!

I’ll also have All The Sad Songs, prints, and the usual fare! Hope to see you there!

MoCCA Arts Festival

Saturday, April 4, 11:00-7:00pm

Sunday, April 5, 11:00-6:00pm

Location: Metropolitan West, West 46th Street (between 11th & 12th Ave.), New York City

Memphis Minnie & Kansas Joe

March 17, 2019

memphis Minnie & Kansas Joe

Press Play!

On The Desk of Summer Pierre

February 22, 2019

On the Desk of

Just sent Paper Pencil Life #6 to the printers–thank you for those of you who bought portraits! This comic is inside it! I can’t wait for you to see it!

Cartoonist Portraits for Sale to Benefit Paper Pencil Life #6!

February 13, 2019

PPL6 web cover

Hi friends-

for the first time ever I do not have funds to print my next issue of Paper Pencil Life! It’s 1/3 in color and I cannot wait to print it up!  To help fund the small print run I have drawn up more cartoonist portraits. Each are $25 + $1 shipping. First come, first serve! Get them while you can! You can e-mail me at summer (at) summerpierre (dot) com to get yours! AND THANK YOU!


1. Phoebe Gloeckner  2. Chris Ware


3.  Chester Brown  4. R. Crumb (older) (SOLD)


5.  Art Spiegelman(SOLD) 6. Julie Doucet (SOLD)


7.  Emil Ferris    8. Seth


8.  Bill Watterson  9. Noah Van Sciver (SOLD)


9. Alison Bechdel (SOLD)  10. R. Crumb (young)(SOLD)


11. Carol Tyler  12. Charles Burns


13.  John Porcellino (SOLD)  14. Dan Clowes


15. Lynda Barry (SOLD)  16. Charles M. Schulz


17. Joe Matt    18. Harvey Pekar (SOLD)



Good Morning From Ordinary

January 14, 2019

ordinary nebraska

My Year in Reading – 2018

December 28, 2018

gus readingAt the end of every year I like to flip through my journals and see how it all went down. As someone who chronically struggles to feel she is doing “enough,” having a journal is helpful in seeing concrete proof that despite all my momentary amnesia to the fact, I am always working and actively living.

One of the things that I discovered looking back at my journals of 2018 is that I had I really GOOD year of reading. I read A LOT–and so much of it was GOOD.  I will be posting about my favorite comics that were published in 2018 elsewhere (stay tuned), but I thought I’d list some of my favorite reads (no matter the pub date) of 2018. Please note that I am not linking these reads to an on-line purchasing venue (ie Amazon). If you feel so moved, please go find them at your local bookstore or library!

Read more…