Sunday, April 24, 2011

Katiesaurus is... the snobby food critic of candyland!!!

I love sugary things. Enough to start making reviews in comic form.. My first one is of Cupcake Pebbles, the saddest excuse for a breakfast item, but most delicious cereal ever made. It tastes like Rice Krispie Treats. BUT FOR BREAKFAST. MMMmmm. Words cannot describe the intense sugary vanilla smell that blasts straight into your nose when you open the box. Its a thing of beauty.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Katiesaurus Seeeeeeeeeews! And fiberglasses, and sands, and wires, and...


I especially love spacegirls, which why I lapsed into insanity last year and started my most ambitious Halloween costume yet.

While its hardly as flawless in construction as the 405th or 501st, who've really gotten prop armor building down.. I'm still super proud of it as a first attempt with very little time, money, or knowledge about prop making.

Anyway, I've always been a huge nerd about these sorts of things, so I took some BEHIND THE SCENES shots of the costume so ya'll can see how it happened.

That's some classy dollar store sponge holding my head in, mmm-hmm, super high tech. The whole costume was really a test to see how well I could figure out helmet making. I did learn one thing... oh man. It is not easy. :|

The base of the helmet is a papercraft model I constructed out of cardstock. I actually made three while trying to figure the right scale to fit my tiny baby head. Then I attacked the whole thing with resin and fiberglass, an extremely educating experience.. In that I learned I still don't quite know how to use resin and fiberglass.

I don't want to talk about how much sanding I did. Moving on..

Spray painted everything.

The visor is from a broken motorcycle helmet. Fin and wings were cut out of plexiglass and attached with super extreme epoxy.

The wire is electroluminescent wire.. the awesomest creation ever.

The coat is made from an altered dress pattern with EL wire hand sewn on for more GLOOOOWING POWERRR! Lights are awesome. (The whole costume runs on 12 batteries, eek!)

The jet pack is just foam board and poster tubes, I really wanted the chance to try and make it a little fancier.. but by that time I was only a couple days away from Halloween!

I found the bubble gun online, and it is by far the most fun part of this costume. It was painted to match the costume and then I used a vacuum cleaner hose to attach the jet pack to the bottle of bubbles so it'd look like the bubbles came from there!

I loooove wearing this costume. I'm already thinking about spacesuit v. 2.0...

Oooo, also! There are a couple more awesome pictures at!

Friday, April 8, 2011


I can't believe it really exists.. the brand new shiny first issue of RÖK!!! I've had a really great time selling them, thanks to everyone who has bought a copy so far, ya'll make me all teary eyed. If you're still after a copy you can track me down or visit the Isotope! I'm trying to get it into some other stores, but otherwise I hope to see you later on this year at APE!!! Wooooooooooo! It is the best hearing from people that want to read more, so excitinggg! I certainly have a lot more planned

The second issue will be out for APE, I already can't wait to draw the next cover. When I start working on the next issue in the summer, I'll release the first one on my website. I really just want as many people as possible to get to read it! For now I'm posting some of my favorite pages up for you peeps who haven't gotten to see it yet.

The very first page! It feels like a million years ago that I drew it, even though its just been a few months.

RÖK is a comic about SUPER INTENSE METAL!!! And also a dude with crazy possessed hair.

These are my favorite two pages from RÖK. Did I mention it was also the manliest magical girl comic ever?

Thanks so much everyone who has been interested! Can't wait to bring you news of issue #2!