I did the line art on this Powerpuff Girls drawing years ago. Found the page this weekend and decided to finally do colors.
A drawing of Hannah Nance Partlow wearing Ted Baker
Happy Persian New Year!
It’s a secular holiday celebrating the beginning of spring (vernal equinox) that has been around for near 3,000 years!
Here’s a drawing of Hajji Firuz- a fictional character in Iranian folklore who dances through the streets of Iran during the Nowruz (“New Day”/ Persian New Year), singing songs & bringing joy. He’s kind of like Santa Claus in that people dress up like him, put on the hat and prance around the streets with a tambourine singing classic standards like “Haji Firouz E!” and “Beskan Beskan!”
Controversy: traditionally, his face was colored in soot because the character was a black-faced serf trying to cheer people who he refers to as lords.
If you wanna learn more about Persian folks outside of “they’re all Muslim”*, check out my digital zine, Persian Version. 40 pages of cute asides, for $1.99:
* Not all Persians are Muslim! Just go to West LA, that’s like literally where a grip of the world’s Persian Jews live.
Full trailer next week.Catch up on season one: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLeDExCoY4roCLbbLFyYkToW8YJObAX1JD
Once she’s gone, Joanne won’t come back.
Make sure to grab one of my last XOXO JOANNE pins !
This drawing of Manny has me thinking my next zine should be called BEARS BY SINA
My #internationalwomensday post is dedicated to Marjane Satrapi- Iranian kween responsible for one of my fav graphic novels: PERSEPOLIS !
Expanded and updated my zine PERSIAN VERSION. Added four new spreads, an intro and updated the cover. Still the same price ($1.99)!
About Persian Version …
Being Persian is pretty dope. Throughout my adolescence, my sister and I would poke fun at the differences and similarities with Persian and American culture. Collected in this zine is a bunch of lighthearted observations, meant to show folks all around that there’s more to be considered about Iranians than just their religion and all-around good looks.
Topics covered: Food, Religion, Film, Charms, Fashion, “Taarof,” Gold, and so much more!
- 38 page PDF
- Introduction by Sina Grace
- Full color
- Over 20 new illustrations and strips
- all ages (for once) !
Zine will be e-mailed within day of purchase!
FINALLY !!! She’s here ! After being stuck in customs for way too long, my XOXO JOANNE pins arrived.
I have about 30 left after preorders…
I need to color these lewks from Self-Obsessed season one. Have you watched yet?
You can view all five episodes here:
Season two this month !!
Loving Jean Grey’s new costume
Another glance at my preview for NOTHING LASTS FOREVER in the newest issue of Image + Mag! Book comes out in June, mag w preview out now
Inks for Jenny Lewis’ “Happy,” part of her rabbit fur coat 10th anniversary comic
Self-Obsessed season two. Written by me, directed by Kevin Sonnichsen. Out in March!
& introducing Bailey Godfrey
Can’t wait to share ! Visit YouTube.com/sinamgrace to watch season one and a teaser trailer for season two.
Sina Slash color pencil study
Iceman color pencil doodle