5.21.19 / by Marina Harkness

Page from  Desperate Pleasures

Page from Desperate Pleasures

Book is over 1/3 done. Everything is on schedule which feels good. I got my grant money and purchased all of my materials plus a very nice bed that is very difficult to get out of in the morning. It’s helping me recover a lot better for weightlifting which is cool. I’m coming up on a short break period that I’m taking this summer in order to work on some redraws of Tinderella and an anthology piece which is just a quick 8 page thing. Me and Pete Faecke are working on a podcast. Things are going good.

Mostly I’m writing an update promote the fact that I’ll be doing an open studio night this summer for Minneapolis cartoonists>>>


“Select Tuesday’s” is just exempting the 3rd Tuesday of every month. Our critique nights will meet on the following dates:

JUNE 4th

JUNE 11th

JUNE 25th

JULY 2nd

JULY 9th

JULY 23rd

JULY 30th




If you’re from out of town but will be visiting, put any overlap in your phone! We’d love to have you. Everyone is welcome, and the hours we spend will be structured around whoever shows up. This event can be a great bit of accountability to sit down and work if you have a busy schedule, but if you’ve never even made a comic before and want to experiment, we’re here for you. Bring snacks if you want, but keep in mind this is an all ages, sober event.

I’ll be bringing my own pages of Desperate Pleasures to work on, and we can discuss process, materials, and problem solving techniques for both long and short stories. Tech questions (Photoshop, adobe, etc) are welcome as well, but make sure you bring your laptop with whatever programs you want assistance with.

Page from  Desperate Pleasures

Page from Desperate Pleasures

I’ll be at CAKE in Chicago on the 1st and 2nd of June. Buy me a drink? I’ll be doing custom tinder portraits.