Thursday, October 28, 2010

Painting sale!

I'm in a bit of a crunch right now, trying to get a job, get projects going, etc. So let's restock the shop with an original art sale! All 4"x6" paintings, all $50 and under. Some more detailed, some more doodly. There's at least 16 of them, so take your pick!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Quick notice. I'll be at Pasadena Library's ArtNight event this Friday Oct. 8th from 6 to 10pm at the Pasadena Central Library. 285 East Walnut Street Pasadena, CA 91101

More info here:

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Some more updates!

Thank you to everyone who came by Secret Headquarters the other night. I was a little under the weather but I had a lot of fun. And thank you to everyone out there buying books! The response has been great so far and I'm very happy to read all your lovely emails. :)

About a month ago I did a studio interview with MTV for their new comics themed site. The site doesn't officially launch 'til Monday, but I've gotten the go-ahead from the producer to post the video! Check it out! I'm usually camera shy but they managed to edit my mumblings into some coherency, so kudos to them. The producer Brad, used to work on the TV show True Life, which I love, so it was fun pretending I was on an episode of True Life: I Want To Be A Cartoonist or something.

Alternative Press Expo
I have a couple signings at the Cartoon Art Museum booth and a panel this year at APE. Here's the current schedule:

Saturday 10/16 from 2:00 - 3:00pm
Sunday 10/17 from 3:00 - 4:00pm

2:00–3:00pm The Art of Storytelling—What role does art play in telling a story in comics format? Enjoy this discussion of art and comics with APE special guests Lynda Barry (What It Is), Renée French (H Day), and Megan Kelso (Artichoke Tales), plus Tom Neely (The Blot) and Jen Wang (Koko Be Good). Moderated by Greg Means (Tugboat Press).

I'm totally stoked to be on this panel (Lynda Barry!), so if you're coming to APE, please come to this!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

I've been getting lots of wonderful emails from people who've read Koko and enjoyed it. My heart swells! Thank you everyone!

Some events in Los Angeles this weekend for those of you in the SoCal area:

Friday night Sept. 24th: Secret Headquarters signing @ 7:30pm

Sunday, Sept. 26th: West Hollywood Book Fair panel
Lillian Diaz-Przbyl (Moderator)
Hope Larson (Mercury)
Ariel Schrag (Awkward)
Jen Wang (Koko Be Good)
Esther Pearl Watson (Unlovable)
Signings @ The Comic Bug booth

Sorry, cancelled. I'm fighting a fever right now so I'm afraid I won't be able to attend. Apologies! :(

See you guys there!

Friday, September 10, 2010

KOKO BE GOOD updates!

Lots of things going on! KOKO BE GOOD comes out next week, September 14th! Look for it at your local bookstore, or order it off Amazon!

Those of you in the San Francisco or Los Angeles regions should come to...

...the release parties! Come pick up a copy of the book and support these awesome local comic shops with me! The San Francisco event is next Friday, September 17th, and the Los Angeles one the Friday after that, September 24th. For those of you into the Facebook thing, Mission Comics put up an event page here. Please attend!
"Koko Be Good" Book Release Party

Also, the book's been getting some nice press! Here's a quick round up of things that've gone up this month:

- First off, a really flattering review from BoingBoing. Koko Be Good: complex and satisfying graphic novel about finding meaning in lifecomplex

- Interview with me via the Wall Street Journal blog, Speakeasy: ‘Koko Be Good’: An Artist Finds Direction Through Cartoons

- In depth book interview with me on Comic Book Resources: Jen Wang's "Koko Be Good"

There should be some more links and events coming up soon and I'll post those as they come. In the meantime thank you so much to everyone who's been spreading the word and taking an interest in my work. I really love drawing comics and I hope you like what I've done!

Thursday, April 15, 2010


I put some affordable prints back up in the Etsy shop. All under $10. If you're not too broke from taxes, give 'em a look!

Monday, March 22, 2010

KOKO available for pre-order

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Over the weekend I reorganized the art section of my website a little. I also added a page for KOKO and in the process discovered it's available for pre-order on Amazon and Barnes & now. On the Amazon page I think you can also read the first couple pages of the book (gulp!), so check it out.

I also added my agent's contact info on my bio page, so in the future if you have a professional query please contact her first! You can still email me personally even though I can be slow to respond.