Saturday, December 21, 2013

Running Sketches

If you look up "parkour tag" in youtube, you get some great reference material for a chase scene.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Finally got a brush pen!

It's fun.   
Drybrushing is fun. 

Location Sketches

 The LREI school in the west village, waiting for kids I was watching to get out for the day.

Canal and Center St in Chinatown.  I was waiting for Janna to meet up with me when she was visiting.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Post Expo Season

Expo season has come and gone! 

MICE was amazing! Great expo, people, former teachers, sales, attendance, B movies watched in the crowded hotel room.  I got to meet some Jesus Loves Lesbians, Too fans!! All A+ times.  And hanging out with my crew is always tops.
The Lone Wolf Collective 2013
Left to right: Julian Rowe, Robert Richburg, Maggie Siegel-Berele, CJ Ruiz, Nick Offerman.  
Photo by Saul Glass-Siegel

Locust Moon in Phili, not so great, but at least I hung out with Nick and we got ice cream, so that helped.  Plus the amazing Andrea Tsurumi took this great pic of me with my wares.  (Thanks Andrea!)
Me at Locust Moon in Phili 2013

Next stop on the expo train is MoCCA in April! (Hopefully I'll have a camera by then.)

Now back to making art!!

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Pre-MICE hype 2013

Oh man, expo season is ON! And my rainbow flag came in the mail just in time :D

The Massachusetts Independent Comics Expo is this weekend in Cambridge, MA drop by and say hi! I'll have Jesus Loves Lesbians, Too volumes 1&2 and these rad pink underwear sporting dogs and a rainbow.

And I'll be tabling with these fine folk (expect jam comics):
Nick Offerman
CJ Ruiz
Robert Richburg
Julian Rowe
Check out their work if you don't know it!

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Post SPX 2013

SPX 2013 was pretty great!   Our table was at the end of a small hallway at the end of the back corner, so not the ideal location, we definitely lost some foot traffic.  And Nick and I accidentally ended up sharing our half table with like 4 other people, (one of whom is now our arch enemy), but pretty great expo besides that!

I don't have a camera, but friends took some pics (Thanks guys!) There's actually a great picture of Nick and I wearing sunglasses indoors, but I can't find it online, so here's this one the lovely Caitlin took!
Portrait of the artist looking confused by: Caitlin Harris 2013

Also! Apparently when you submit your comic for an Ignatz award, even if you don't get to be a nominee, you are automatically considered for the Library of Congress' permanent comics collection!! Jesus Loves Lesbians, Too Volumes One and Two are finding a permanent home in the Library of Congress!
We are pretty excited about it :)

Next Stop, Massachusetts Independent Comics Expo (MICE) in Cambridge, MA Sept 28-29th!

Then the Locust Moon Fest in Philadelphia, PA Oct 5th!

Come say hi!

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Wish You Were Here

In high school, when several my friends decided to learn guitar, Wish You Were Here was the song they tried to learn first.  I hadn't heard the song since I was a kid and one of my oldest memories came flooding back.

This was my birthday present to my lovely Mom this past Sunday.  I still think of Wish You Were Here as a lullaby from her to me.  Any other children of hippies have this problem? :p

Monday, September 9, 2013


Hey folks! I'll be exhibiting at the Small Press Expo in Bethesday, MD with my buddy Nick Offerman.  I'll be peddling my Jesus Loves Lesbians, Too wares. Table W47A, come by and say hi and buy our things! 

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Why I Blame the Elves

This is (I think) my first watercolor comic, and it is for a collaboration Arts&Science Kingdom-wide contest for Amtgard.  Written by Heather-Ann Schaeffner, and illustrated by yours truly.  I need scans of them, but had to finish them at the beach, so the photos will have to do for now.

"Why I Blame the Elves" is the heartwarming story of a faerie wizard who kills a night elf for the ring of power, and when she can't handle the guilt she freaks out and goes barbarian.  True story.

Ink, watercolor, white acrylic paint, and glow in the dark glitter.  

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Finding old sketches

I am going to attempt to revive the blog a bit! I'd like to say I've been busy but being all over the place is more accurate.  Enjoy some old sketches and new work coming soon!

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Misc. arts in color!

I'm still around and making things! Just been busy, hopefully now that the job that ends with the school year coming to an end I'll have some more time to work on art.
Here's a fun doodle that turned into a color study, I love me some limited color palettes.  Especially complementary colors :)   

And this is the new self portrait on my brand new business cards (printed on recycled paper <3).  Because nothing says "I'm a professional" then eatin' pizza.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Goin through old stuff

So I recently accidentally deleted everything from my not backed up external hard drive, and I've since been in the long process of recovering data and sorting/organizing my jumbled files.  The slight silver lining of this, is going through fun old stuff I haven't seen in years.

An old sketch of my dad playing banjo, all drawn straight in pen.

An old comic from one of Nick Bertozzi's classes, we were assigned a portion of Winsor McCay's life and had to illustrate it in his style.
Me messing around while designing JLLT vol 1's back cover.  We were awaiting quotes from people to put on the back :p

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Jesus Loves Lesbians, Too: Volume Two LAUNCH PARTY!

We'll have JLLT vol 1, in case you missed it,  the grand premier of JLLT vol 2, and in your face pink JLLT underwear with the rainbow and dogs!  Comics are $10, undies are $20

Also, cheap cocktails and beer, it's Maria's birthday, and we've self published our second comic! Hope to see you all there :)

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Zombie Gras 3

The promo/main zombie for the event, (now available on a T shirt)!

An alternate cover I did for free comic book day last year!

This Saturday March 30th,  Zombie Gras 3 is happening! A zombie reasturant/bar crawl in Baltiomre City sponcered by Geppi's Entertainment Museum. All art for the event was done by yours truly, and I'll be there doing commissions all day and hanging with some awesome Geppi's people and old co-workers who I miss dearly. 

Come and say hi! Enjoy the cool museums, zombies, bars and restuarants, t shirts with the mardi gras zombie on it, and more stuff I'm forgetting.

Come if you can Baltimore friends! And you can read more about it at

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Coloring Sample Portfolio

Above are my coloring samples, some of my former professors were kind enough to send me some of their inks/lineart/projects to practice on.  Thank you Klaus Janson, Nelson DeCastro, and Marie Javins!

Character/color study

Maybe the main character of a sci-fi comic me and the boyfriend are working on.  We're still  fine-tuning the story, but in the mean time, figured I'd play around with character designs a bit.  Teenagers seem so trendy, trying to tap into some of that :p She also rocks a bike, if you were wondering about the helmet.  She also needs a name and this might not be what she looks like...

Monday, February 4, 2013

Hourly Comic Day -- February 1st

This was my first time doing hourly comic day and it went pretty well! My cute parents were visiting from Maryland this weekend and Friday happened to be their anniversary.

Going throughout your day, especially a day trying to hang with parents who you don't get to see very often, while having to keep part of your brain focused on the time, makes for  a weird day.

Anyway, hope y'all like em! This is 18 hours in the life of some person named Maggie living in Brooklyn.