How is Lady Pole?

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I mentioned a few weeks ago that I was about to start reading Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell after enjoying the BBC series. I’m now about halfway through it (it’s 800 pages long and still feels like such a quick read), and I’m LOVING it. The characters are all so amazing. There will definitely be more drawings of them coming soon. For now, here’s how I imagine the beleaguered Lady Pole.

Synchronized Floating

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When I was on vacation with my family last month, we came up with a pretty cunning configuration of pool noodles. We call it “synchronized floating.” I decided to commemorate it with a little illustration inspired by the cover of The Vacationers by Emma Straub. I’ve never read the book, but I’ve loved the cover for a long time. I cannot for the life of me find out who drew it. Does anyone know?

Ladies of Shakespeare: Viola

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My father had a daughter loved a man,  / As it might be, perhaps, were I a woman, / I should your lordship.” – Twelfth Night, or What You Will, Act II, Scene 4

Happy Monday! This rendition of one of my favorite Shakespeare Ladies is based on the American Shakespeare Center‘s recent production of Twelfth Night. I loved the Edwardian-inspired costumes for this version, and I couldn’t get it out of my head when I decided to draw Viola.

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