Rectangular, Rather

I am not a square.
Comics by April Malig, who has a store.

Working on something new (finally!). After having a screwed up hand for awhile, I’ve been messing with a really, really simplified style. 
katbus-express:

bbytown:

ripexpo:

Rhode Island Independent Publishing Expo
August 2nd and 3rd
12pm - 6pm both days at the Providence Public Library
ONLY 1 MONTH AWAY !

I made is flier/gif thingy! I will be there running around making sure everything is smooth surfing with pink dolphins in the pink lemonade ocean!

perfection (one month!!!)

Hey, I’ll be at this. ^o^ 

katbus-express:

bbytown:

ripexpo:

Rhode Island Independent Publishing Expo

August 2nd and 3rd

12pm - 6pm both days at the Providence Public Library

ONLY 1 MONTH AWAY !

I made is flier/gif thingy! I will be there running around making sure everything is smooth surfing with pink dolphins in the pink lemonade ocean!

perfection (one month!!!)

Hey, I’ll be at this. ^o^ 

I got to gush about Bee and Puppycat for work! 

comixology:

A comiXologist Recommends:
April Malig recommends Bee & Puppycat #2

Bee and Puppycat from Boom Studios is the comic counterpart to Natasha Allegri (natazilla)’s online animated series of the same name, and like the show, is completely and utterly charming. Fans of Adventure Time will recognize Allegri’s name as a storyboard artist for the show as well as her work on the gender-swap series, Adventure Time: Fionna & Cake.  Like Allegri’s previous series, Bee and Puppycat features a heavy dose of fun surrealism, wittily written characters, with a side of magical girl-style action.

In this comic, Bee (a human woman) and Puppycat (a puppy? cat? or both?) travel through a magical dreamscape called Fishbowl Space in search of… employment via Magical Temp Agency. Bee, like most wayward 20-somethings, hops from job to job to survive while Puppycat, well, really wants to buy a sweet pair of platform heels. This issue features the duo setting off to repair a magical music box on a snowglobe-shaped planet, but, as always, things are more complicated than they seem. 

The comic as a whole succeeds at multiple things at once, it is both intelligent and kid-friendly, relatable yet odd, goofy with hints of a greater depth. Oh, and I didn’t even mention how beautiful the artwork is (drawn by Allegri herself, with colors by Patrick Seely and letters by Britt Wilson). Allegri, as well as the team of fresh new comic artists also contributing their talents—  co-writer Garrett Jackson, Madeleine Flores (madeleineishere) and Becky & Frank (beckyandfrank) — have created an immersive (also, this issue features music via QR code, how cool is that?) mysterious world with great characters while also being laugh out loud funny. Fans of the animated series as well as newcomers of all ages should read this comic (and then, like I do, eagerly anticipate future issues).

[Read Bee & Puppycat #2 on comiXology]

For fans of: female leads, cute, humor

April Malig is a digital editor and cartoonist who loves candy.

I know this is my comic tumblr, but I haven’t been able to draw for a month (sprained my hand)… so please accept these selfies instead! Haha, or not. 

I know this is my comic tumblr, but I haven’t been able to draw for a month (sprained my hand)… so please accept these selfies instead! Haha, or not. 

Going to have fancy lake blue risographed editions (printed by Issue Press!) at TCAF this weekend! I’m upstairs at table 238 with Sasha Steinberg. AHHHH So exciting! 

Now to finish folding everything! 

thespithouse:

thespithouse:

Some collab drawings between myself, Alabaster, KJ Martinet, Sam Alden, AT Pratt, and others (I lost track, sorry)

i think Sophie Yanow, Hazel Newlevant, April Malig, Kelsey Short, GW Duncanson and Lale Westvind were also a part of this jam. And jesse renklaw wiped his spit into a bunch of them.

Yeah that’s a pretty accurate description. I love these! 

On Saturday, Kelsey Short and I went to the Bushwick Print Lab to make some screenprints! I ended up making some book covers and this short one sheet comic. I’m gonna have them at TCAF (In two weeks! AHHH!!) 

Ahhh! I haven’t posted in forever! 
I’m currently working on the second installment of The Misadventures of Vampire Princess Cat for Maple Key Comics… and getting all my stuff reprinted for convention season! 
So far this summer I will be at:
TCAF - May 10 & 11, Toronto 
CAKE - May 31st & June 1st, Chicago 
SPX - September 13 & 14th, Bethesda 
With new things, old things, prettier versions of old things, and myself, tabling with the wonderful Sasha Steinberg… Okay that’s all for now, more stuff soon! 

Ahhh! I haven’t posted in forever! 

I’m currently working on the second installment of The Misadventures of Vampire Princess Cat for Maple Key Comics… and getting all my stuff reprinted for convention season! 

So far this summer I will be at:

TCAF - May 10 & 11, Toronto 

CAKE - May 31st & June 1st, Chicago 

SPX - September 13 & 14th, Bethesda 

With new things, old things, prettier versions of old things, and myself, tabling with the wonderful Sasha Steinberg… Okay that’s all for now, more stuff soon! 

Another oldie, from my first year at CCS. Uh, there’s that awkward feeling that maybe you used to draw better than you do now… 
So I was going through my portfolio to come up with things for the art show and I came across this illustration I did when I first started CCS. It was a “gag” comic about all the shit that they put on motorbikes in Ho Chi Minh City. It’s still probably one of my favorite things I’ve drawn in school.