This past September 21st, I was absolutely honored to be a speaker at XOXO Fest. They invited me to come talk about my “origin story” as a full time comic creator and how I used the internet to make this happen.
Here’s my lecture notes:
My name is Erika Moen and I’m a cartoonist.
New poster from @ErikaMoen! Educational! Adorable! Limited quantities!
Oh my gosh, clocking in at 8.5″ x 59″ my pregnancy comic is nearly as tall as I am!
If you’d like to own this Giclée print for yourself, friend, for a limited time I can make that dream a beautiful reality.
This would make a perfect gift for that special someone in your life who is a sex educator or works in a health clinic! Or maybe you’d just like a daily reminder of the mysteries of conception explained on your wall. Man, I’m not here to judge where it goes, all I know is that it needs a good home! Much like a fertilized ovum, trying to implant into the uterine lining!
When I read http://erikamoen.tumblr.com/post/36621944757/want-to-show-the-world-you-stand-with-planned I knew I had to support it, and wanted Amanda’s face, as it was going to be a gift for her.
I was going to post a photo of hers here, but then I saw that Erika had posted all of them. And they made me happy. So you can find Amanda’s yourself…
(Bigger version here.)
Oh… oh golly :)
This was my project to raise funds for Planned Parenthood by drawing people’s portraits into my limited edition silkscreened prints.
Together, my commissioners and I raised and donated $855 ($1,080 when you consider some of the donations got doubled thanks to anonymous donors). You can read about creating the project here, the finished portraits here and donating the money here.
The coloring of the prints didn’t actually change in real life, but I had to use several different scanners to scan in each one and I’m not good enough at Photoshop to get them all back to the exact same hue /:)
My first interview from Strip Search, the first reality TV show about cartoonists.
Video of STRIP SEARCH’s first interview with @ErikaMoen.
Hey guys! I’ve got a handful of #NerdNightOut posters that are looking for a good home!
For a limited time you can buy a poster for $10 ooooooooorrrrrr buy ANY print and get a copy of the poster for free until November 16th or while supplies last.
Top row: #NerdNightOut Poster, Sexy Times Poster, Artichoke Field Screenprint.
Middle row, Silver Jellyfish screenprint, Girl and Crab screenprint, DAR! print
Bottom Row: Saints of Sex Toys, Three Venuses
And todaaaaay is the last day to get a free #NerdNightOut poster with any print order from my shop!
A NSFW comic from @erikamoen:
I’m so excited that I can finally share my new comic with you guys! Many, many thanks to Dwam for correcting my original (hilariously bad) translation and turning it into something readable in French.
Projet 17 mai contacted me several months ago about creating a comic on the theme of homophobia, and though it is definitely something I’ve experienced (being denied service in shops, having people throw garbage, being followed by howling gangs of men, etc. just for holding my girlfriend’s hand), I actually have been more hurt and upset by the biphobia I’ve experienced from the LGBT “community” for falling in love with and marrying a cisgender man. Even bisexuals have been needlessly mean because I feel the term “queer” is a better fit for me instead of “bi” (it’s totally cool if “bisexual” is the term that works for you!! It’s just not the one for me).
Basically, the Identity Police have been very hurtful to me (and others who are attracted to multiple genders), so that’s what I did my comic on.
If you can read French, go ahead and read the whole comic, or wait another couple days for me to get the English version uploaded on my site.
@erikamoen has an octopus screen print
Oh my goodness, out of the 16 screen prints I made and yesterday put up for sale, I only have two left today!
Limited edition of 16 hand-pulled screen prints by Erika Moen.
10” x 10”, silver ink on indigo blue 98lb, acid free, Canson paper
The edition number, title, year, and artist’s signature is hand written down in peach colored pencil along a bottom edge of each print.
Would you like to own one of the final two? Then click’a right here’a.
Portrait of the Tentacle Headed Lady
Mixed media glued to a wooden panel. It’s difficult to tell from this scan, but the image actually is somewhat three-dimensional, the figure physically is raised quite a bit above the background. Plus, there’s lots of shiny stuff that glows in the light.