October 25, 2016

Short Run 2016! 2 new books




Forty-Two is a collaborative zine by Mita Mahato, Emilie Bess, and me!
We are all the same age and this zine explores what being in our 40's means. 
Contains 30 pages of comics and essays. $6 





From Paul Constant at Seattle Review of Books:  "But maybe the star of the whole convention for me was Forty Two, an anthology comic by Mahato, Emilie Bess, and Short Run cofounder Kelly Froh. Forty Two is a collection of short pieces about becoming middle-aged women — there’s a lot of accidental urination involved, and also some weird body hair. Mahato reflects on how difficult it is to be a woman of color “watching brown people on TV growing up” — mostly stereotypes like Tattoo from Fantasy Island — and recalling some of the terrible things people have said to and about her, including “You’re not the kind of diversity people are interested in,” and “Mommy why is she so dark?” Each of the pages in this fanzine-style collection reveals something new about the act of growing older as a woman, and the three cartoonists goad each other into having a lot of fun. Forty Twoseems to me to be the perfect use of the zine medium: it feels like a personal document, like a handwritten letter. It’s so confessional, and so fun, and so celebratory, that it can pick a reader up even when it feels as though the world is burning down..."


Senior Time is an illustrated chapbook designed by Michael Heck 
and printed by Cold Cube Press. 

Pick up both books at Short Run Comix and Arts Festival, happening
Saturday, Nov. 5th at Fisher Pavilion! 










May 28, 2016

COPY THIS! #18

I have drawings and an interview in this true 
underground, obscuro mini-comics monthly update mail-order
zine compiled by D. Blake Werts. More info here. Thanks to
Richard Krauss for the interest in my work! 


Underground Seattle Anthology




These are my 2 pages in this limited edition anthology 
put out for Independent Bookstore Day. 

Seniors Creating Art - Council House




Working from color photo-copies, students translated this paintings 
with their own personality and burgeoning skills. 

March 3, 2016

Seniors Creating Art - Ida Culver House Broadview





Today I set up 4 different art stations: pastels, acrylic painting, Chinese ink painting, and adult coloring. One resident made many face paintings in ink.

February 29, 2016

Drawings for Senior Time







Seniors Creating Art - Rainier Beach - Mask Making on grocery bags






I just love all of the masks made today at my Seniors Creating Art class! We all start with the same palette, then discuss a bunch of ideas, and then people go their own way. It's always a delightful surprise at the end!

February 18, 2016

Upcoming reading of new comic story, "Senior Time"





APRIL (Authors, Publishers, Readers or Independent Literature)

3/15 Tuesday
Opening Party

Performances from Alejandro de Acosta, Sara Jaffe, Jenny Zhang and Kelly Froh
Doors at 7:30pm, event at 8pm; 21+
Pine Box, 1600 Melrose Ave, Seattle, WA 98122


January 31, 2016

Photos from my classes with Seniors Creating Art







Seniors Creating Art sends me to different locations to teach 8-week free art classes. So far I have taught in White Center, Phinney Ridge, and Rainier Beach.

Paint & Sip with Seniors Creating Art





These are photos from my first "Paint & Sip" that I taught in December 2015.  They encompass an afternoon spent learning to paint and drinking wine along the way. Everyone leaves with their painting at the end. As you can see, everyone's painting is a tad different, which is great because it shows off their creative leanings and their personality. I'll be doing this fairly regularly in 2016.

November 5, 2015

Short Run 2015!

Me at the show in my utility vest. Josh Simmons said I
looked like a Wal-Mart greeter. 

Eroyn holds up our festival poster designed by
Jim Woodring!

Record attendance at new venue, Fisher Pavilion
at Seattle Center! 

Virtual Reality by Most Ancient.

It wouldn't be our festival without a mammoth
Bake Sale! 

We hit the jackpot with a center spread in The Seattle Weekly! 

August 17, 2015

My last overheard comic strip - Mass Transit Gospels

I take the bus a lot more now since I left the office world. I heard this vocal battle one day and recruited by friend Brian Long to help me recreate the tech language for this strip.

Benn Ray at Atomic Books recruited me to draw these overheard strips for a feature in (formerly) The B Daily (then changed to B the site) in the Baltimore Sun. I drew 28 of them in total, since about 2005. They just ended the feature this month. Benn luckily has always cross-posted them on Mutant Funnies too.

August 8, 2015

Bloody Pussy (a feminist rag)

Limited edition x-rated feminist newspaper. Edited by me, Eroyn Franklin, and Mita Mahato. 

Contributors Marie and Lara see it for first time.

Mita and me posing with the paper at the Fantagraphics Bookstore.
Want your copy? Act fast! EMAIL: blood.puss.nw@gmail.com FREE but you pay shipping. 

Here are some reviews: 

http://www.avclub.com/article/after-slow-start-martian-manhunter-reveals-intrigu-225818

http://www.graphicmedicine.org/the-bloody-pussy-interview/

July 29, 2015

The Weeknight Casserole Collection


40 pages, color cover, b&w insides on cream-colored paper - a real beauty! Co-published with Poochie Press Publications! $7.00 available at Elliott Bay Book Company, Fantagraphics Bookstore &Gallery, and here: SHOP. 

This is a ALL COMICS collection with stories from the mini-comics of the same title (only the best ones!), plus anthology pieces lost forever, and totally new stories never published. Totally Kelly Froh-style: all auto-bio, all the time! 

Join me at Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery on Saturday, August 8th at 5 pm for a small press fest outside the store. More info here. 





Me and Tom moments after picking up the book at the printers!