Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Button Commissions!

I'm doing original art button commissions!

If you are local to Chicago you may also pick up in person. The local pick up option is $25 instead of $30! I'll be tabling at the Rogers Park Farmers Market/Art Market on Sunday mornings (06/23, 07/28, 08/11, 09/29, 10/13) from 9am-2pm. I can also plan pick ups at other times as needed. Email me at aquaticpanda at yahoo.com or dm me on Instagram @Saturn2169 for inquiries. 

Thursday, June 8, 2023

Doughboys Comic

Comic I drew while watching the Doughboys on youtube.


Thursday, April 27, 2023

The Revenge Of Hallowzine

 Call for submissions!

Andrea Pearson in association with Aquatic Panda with the help of Eric DeSantis are calling all Chicago area comic artists to submit to Chicago's premiere horror comic anthology: Hallowzine: The Revenge of Hallowzine!

We are asking artists interested in submitting to fill out this Google Form:

Signups end May 21st

Below are the Hallowzine specifics and guidelines. A downloadable pdf is in the google sign up form. 

If you have any questions please contact Andrea at aquaticpanda at yahoo.com

Thursday, December 15, 2022

I'm So Tired Of Social Media

I really want to go back to just posting on my blog. It feels like such a safe space. I guess because no one looks at it. Well, anyway, I drew this dumb little comic. I've been having fun doodling these characters in animal costumes and I wanted to play around with a sort of slice of life story featuring these characters dressed up inexplicably. This is mostly just a test, but figured I'd post it here, so you can see my process. Enjoy!

Thumbnails and rough characters in sketchbook.

Pencils. I don't normally pencil in black lead anymore, but was sort of feeling nostalgic.

Inks mostly done, just have to add borders.

Borders all added and a couple final touches.

This is the final scanned.

Pencils were sort of roughly measured, but I didn't use a ruler to trace the lines. I like the rough look of it.

It's sort of hard to tell, but this was drawn on a yellowish/beige cardstock. I wanted to do it on a light green cardstock, but I didn't have the color I wanted in the correct size of paper.

Anyways, I honestly haven't been drawing a lot of comics recently. I've been doing a lot of writing and just silly fanart drawing, but I'm trying to get back in the swing of things. I've got some fun stuff coming up on the horizon. 

Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Just wanted to post this dumb drawing

Been pretty rusty since I haven't been inking much, but just wanted to share this dumb little Stardew Valley drawing.


Saturday, October 10, 2020

Anthology Sale!

Hey Everyone! With all the mess going on I’ve really missed out on sharing some of the cool anthologies I’ve been a part of. Buy some Hallowzines for the spooky season or get some fun books as gifts.

Northside Comic Artists anthologies Hallowzine 1-3

GCC Ladies Night Anthology Sisters

Northside Comic Artists Anthologies Misadventure and Memories

Prices are listed in the images. Free shipping (US only). I can receive payments through Paypal (Saturn2169@yahoo.com) or Venmo (Saturn2169). 

Thursday, August 27, 2020

No Pants Revolution 5!


No Pants Revolution 5 is here! In case you don't know, No Pants Revolution is my autobiographical, diary comic zine series. It started in 2014 when I tried my hand at drawing a daily comic and has evolved into a collage of comics, diary style writing and sketches from my sketchbooks. No Pants 5 is stacked. At 32 pages it's beefier than the last couple books and this one comes with a FULL COLOR STICKER SHEET! I'm super proud of the book and I can't wait for people to see it. You can get it at my online store right now!


Sunday, July 26, 2020

Sticker Sale!

For now my store is closed, but that doesn't mean you can't get one of these sweet, sweet stickers. For the next few weeks I will be selling my stickers and shipping them out snail mail. Prices for the stickers are listed on the images below. If you are interested in purchasing one you can email me at apearson@ymail.com with the subject line "sticker sale"; let me know which stickers you want and don't forget to let me know your address. I am accepting payments through Venmo (Saturn2169) and Paypal (Saturn2169@yahoo.com). Because I am shipping them snail mail, in a plain envelope with a stamp, please allow extra time for shipping. US only, sorry.


I am also super excited to say that I was interviewed for an article in the Chicago Reader about zine culture during the quarantine. It's been a crazy few months and although it's been paralyzing and depressing in many ways, I have been fighting and trying to continue to stay healthy and create. The article highlights my efforts to sell zines online as well as dropping off zines in free little libraries around Chicago. The article even included a picture of me. The Chicago Reader is a paper that is super special to me. It's been a part of my life since childhood and it's one of the top ways I find out about different arts and cultural events around town. It was so special and emotional for me to be a part of it. You can read the article online here. Below is the image from the paper which included a picture of me next to a free little library in Rogers Park.