This weekend, May 25 – 26, #TeamAmErika is reunited at VanCaf!
Yes! I’m so excited! Amy T. Falcone and I haven’t seen each other since Strip Search filming wrapped in December 2012, but all that’s changing as we ROAD TRIP TO CANADA TOGETHER AND THEN SHARE TABLE B6 AT VANCAF.
May 25 – 26 Table B6
181 Roundhouse Mews
Aaaaand I got a coupl’a panels that weekend too!
The Real Me: Autobiography & Artistic License
Saturday, May 25th 12:00-12:45
Hosted by Trevor Waurechen
Featuring Jeff Ellis, Miriam Libicki, Angela Melick, Erika Moen
It’s the story of an artist–or maybe several. Join this roundtable discussion of cartoonists as they talk about the art of autobiographical comics. Topics will include getting your life onto the page, the poetic interpretation of said life, and the reality of self-censorship in order to maintain real-life relationships and sanity.
Flying Solo: The Art of Freelancing
Sunday, May 26th 13:00-13:45
Hosted by Erika Moen
Featuring Matt Bors, Steve Lieber, Dylan Meconis
Do you fantasize about being self-employed, but fear abandoning your stable job for the abyss of the unknown? Come talk to five freelancers about the ins and outs of what it means to conduct business on your own; they want to share their over-40 years worth of collective knowledge on the subject. Learn from their mistakes, thrill in their successes, laugh at their haircuts.
“Virginity” is an out-dated, sexist, heterocentric concept that exists to determine a (cisgender) woman’s value and worth. Being sexually active is about physical intimacy in ALL of its forms, PENIS IN VAGINA is not the be-all, end-all of sex acts.
You’ve got SO MANY virginities and you can share them with SO MANY different people in different ways (If that appeals to you, if you don’t feel that urge that’s totally cool and natural too!)
AND! THIS weekend, May 11-12, Dylan Meconis and I are going to be exhibiting at the Toronto Comics and Arts Festival in Canada! It’s free to the public inside the jaw-dropping Toronto Public Library (789 Yonge St). I’ll be selling my books and prints (such as the OctoLove one seen above!) at table 247 on the second floor as well as speaking on a panel!
PANEL: Queer Comics
Sunday, May 12th, 12:15 – 1:15
22 Cumberland Ave
Oh man, I’m rushing out the door, but here real quickly is my elimination strip from episode 19 of Strip Search! The challenge was to create a comic combining the words “Naughty” and “Mystery” in just 90 minutes.
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You guys, I cannot even begin to articulate how excited I am about debuting my new, weekly review comic, Oh Joy, Sex Toy.
Today is the culmination of four months of preparing, researching, interviewing, website-building, affiliate-courting and, of course, comic-making and I just could not be happier with the results. I truly feel this is my best work.
So… what is this all about?
Oh Joy, Sex Toy (OJST) is a weekly comic that updates every Tuesday to bring you reviews of everything that relates to sex, sexuality and the sex industry. From toys to workshops to birth control and much more, no stone will be left unturned, no vibrator left unused, no nipple left unpinched. With the aid of guest reviewers, this comic will cover products for ALL the different anatomies people posses, from vulvas to penises and beyond. OJST strives to be relevant to all different genders, body types, and sexualities.
DANG! Exciting! I hope you enjoy :)
(Credit to Amy T. Falcone for coming up with the title and Scott Kurtz for inventing “A celebration of fornication” You guys are better at this than I am.)
My name is Erika Moen and I'm a fulltime artist at Periscope Studio. This blog is a collection of my artwork (both completed and in progress), announcements about my upcoming events, and repository for my ramblings / photos of my cat.
Beware, here be boobs and general NSFW-ery intended for those over 18 years old.