Rainy Day Music

Yesterday totally spontaneously, I made a twitter thread about one of my favorite things to study–rain in comics. Growing up in California, rain was my only association with “weather” and I learned to draw it by studying Tintin comics. Ever since then I’ve had a fascination with how cartoonists and illustrators draw and evoke this atmospheric weather pattern. It was a strangely fun thing to do and people shared some of their favorite depictions of rain in comics. Rarely, is Twitter that pleasurable! I finished the thread last night with this comic I made two years ago when I was experimenting with pen lines, so I thought I’d share it here in case you aren’t on twitter–and who wants to be these days?

Rainy Day Woman

Rainy Day Woman
Tomorrow I am going into New York to give a talk to a group of 5th graders about what I “do.”  It was only today as I was assembling notes for the talk that I realized I was in 5th grade when I started to do all the things that I do today.  I always drew pictures, but I started making stories, writing, drawing comics, and thinking about these things as something to “do.”  I am really excited to share this with the class.