EDIT: Instead of 6pm PST, the roundtable discussion has moved to 5:40pm PST and will run till 6:10.
6pm PST 5:40pm PST, I’ll be talking with Nancy Redd, Diana Cage and Jincey Lumpkin on HuffPost LIVE on the subject of sexual fluidity and looking at the shades of grey that people tend to overlook when they’re talking about sexuality in black and white terms. The show should last until 6:30 6:10, hope you tune in!
Charlie Chu is spending several days this week taking headshots of Periscope Studio members– of which I am one!
Steve Lieber snapped this behind-the-scenes shot while I was gettin’ my smize on. (Thank you, Tyra Banks)
Oh dang, I totally missed this earlier, but Alison also posted a longer excerpt from our conversation from my interview with her for the Portland Mercury! I talk much more in-depth about where OJST came from and the fucked up sex ed and general sexual violence I was raised with and why my comics are a reaction against that.
And, of course, the original, compact, interview remains readable here: Sex Fan – Profiling Cartoonist Erika Moen
I am so honored to illustrate a short story for the Eisner-winning series Bandette!
Paul Tobin and Colleen Coover are my studiomates at Periscope Studio and two of my favorite people. I hope we get to work together again soon!
Read my two page story, “And then?”, written by Paul Tobin.
I’m very happy to have had the chance to talk with Alex Fitch on the UK podcast, Panel Borders: Educating with autobiography.
From the website:
Continuing a month of shows about lesbian and gay comics, Alex Fitch talks to MK Czerwiec and Erika Moen about their work. MK discusses her alter-ego Comic Nurse and narratives about nursing in her sequential art which include elements of autobiography and how this has led to curating zines and illustration work about her home city of Chicago. Erika talks about her webcomic Dar! which gave her a space to discuss her relationships and sexuality on the net, plus her collaborations with Jeff Parker on Bucko, published by Dark Horse, and Matthew Nolan on sex education strips. Originally broadcast 22nd July 2013 on Resonance 104.4 FM (London)
My bit starts around the 22 minute mark.
Thanks for having me on!
Back in May I was interviewed by MacWorld magazine and they even sent a real photographer out to my studio to take my picture, which made me feel super fancy. I liked Leah Nash‘s picture in the article so much I had to get one to use as my For Reals headshot when I have to send one in for comic convention programs and general promotional stuff.
Here’s the one I chose!
In her description of this assignment, she wrote:
On Monday, April 1st, 2013 cartoonist Erika Moen poses for a portrait at her workspace in Periscope Studios, a collective of cartoonists, illustrators, writers, concept designers, graphic novelists, and storyboard artists based in downtown Portland, Oregon.
Leah really captured the spirit of my workspace–colorful and cluttered, with a million bits and bobs that are completely crucial to my process and exactly where they need to be on my desk and in my drawers.
Oh boy! The Portland Mercury is my favorite paper and Alison Hallett my favorite journalist in it, so I was BEYOND DELIGHTED that she sat down to interview me about OJST earlier this week.
Our interview is in this week’s edition of the paper (July 17) and you can read it online riiiiiiiiiiiiiight HERE: Sex Fan, Profiling Cartoonist Erika Moen
EDIT July 25th: Oh dang, I totally missed this earlier, but Alison also posted a longer excerpt from out conversation! I talk much more in-depth about where OJST came from and the fucked up sex ed and general sexual violence I was raised with and why my comics are a reaction against that.
You like that author portrait I made just for them, up above?
Well if you like it so much why don’t you just
marry it buy it?
But the original art and get a print of the finished version fully colored and with the photo, both signed!
A Thing That I Did Today: recorded the sounds of my vibrators for the podcast (Thanks !)
I’m so stoked I got to record a video with GladRags and profess my love for the Moon Cup and reusable menstrual products! I’ve been using their products for nearly two years and am so stoked to have them be an official affiliate of Oh Joy, Sex Toy (July 23rd I’ll have a comic review up of them!)
Aaaaaaand my lovely husband (and the other half of Oh Joy, Sex Toy) endorses GladRags’ reusable menstrual products too :D Here we have a conversation together about these products.
I’ve been listening to That Thing You Like podcast since they first started posting earlier this year, when they were talking about Strip Search. Brian and Chris have such a great charisma together that I quickly became a fan of the show even when they were talking about other subjects than that one show I was on.
Then I had the opportunity to meet these two delightful Canadian boys at VanCaf a couple months ago and they were even more charming in real life. Since then I’ve gotten to see them a couple more times in Seattle and Portland and have declared us to be Actual Friends.
I would say that I was delighted they invited me on their show except that they didn’t invite me, I just told them I wanted to be on it and they kindly obliged. So go give it a listen! I had a genuinely great time talking with them on That Thing You Like, Episode 17.