Amy T. Falcone

ILLUSTRATOR & CARTOONISTA

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Hey friends! I’ll be at Emerald City Comic Con in sunny Seattle this weekend with my good friend and studio/house mate Abby Howard. We will be sitting at the Periscope Studio Island of Booths at Booth 1214I’ll have stickers, postcards, pins and live sketching at the table, so I hope to see as many of you as possible! I’m also excited to say we’ll be seated right next to Erika Moen, who I will be speaking with on the Freelance Like a Rockstar panel:

-PANEL: Freelance Like a Rockstar
March 30, 4:00pm – 4:50pm, ROOM 2B
Do you fantasize about being self-employed but you just don’t even know where to start? Shh, shh, little friend, no more tears – this group of seasoned pros is here to share their hard-won knowledge with you so you can freelance like a rock star, too.

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tinyshinykey:

Written and Illustrated by Erika Greco
Colours by Amy T. Falcone


Last year was an incredibly difficult year. I’m the type of person that huddles up and shuts down when dealing with tough times and so I immersed myself in comics and music while trying to find answers. The books that resonated with me the most were Marbles, Anything That Loves, and basically everything Erika Moen has ever written. I listened exclusively to what I call, “Comfort Food Music”. Music that I’ve loved since I was a kid, but suddenly I rediscovered and found new meaning in the Ani Difranco songs I’d been listening to for 13 years.

When it finally came time to figure out how to tell to the people I love about what I was going through, a comic seemed like the only way I could do it. I could be honest and open without having the stress of talking to people face to face. It gave me a much needed creative outlet, something positive to pour all of my emotions into when nothing else could hold my interest. I put more of me into this project than anything I have ever created.

Sharing this story, publicly, was at the top of my list of New Years Resolutions. After the work of others gave me a new perspective, a sense of understanding, and belonging, I just wanted to be able to give something back. I hope that someone else who is lost will find this comic and that it helps them move one step closer to finding out who they are. You’re not alone.

I am lucky. I am lucky to have the support of my family. I am fortunate to have a fantastic group of friends that I can truly say I love like brothers and sisters. Without their continued love and support, I would never have been brave enough to share this with all of you.

It’s never too late to be honest with yourself.

<3 Erika Greco

Special Thanks to Amy T. Falcone for being my rock along the way, pushing me to finish this comic every time I wanted to quit, and for 5am breakfast at The 5 Point Cafe.

Music played such a large role in the creation of these pages so I included a soundtrack.

(Inspired by the way Chynna Clugston scored her Blue Monday comics.)

All songs by Ani Difranco — YouTube Playlist

Side A:

  1. 32 Flavors
  2. My I.Q.
  3. Talk to Me Now
  4. Out of Habit
  5. Rock Paper Scissors
  6. Falling is Like This

Side B:

  1. Two Little Girls
  2. You Had Time
  3. Marrow
  4. I’m No Heroine
  5. School Night
  6. In or Out
  7. Little Plastic Castle

 

A comic I did colors for that is p brave and I hope it reaches other people.

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New Clique Refresh! If you read the username you might get an idea for what this little application is&#8230;

When I first started this update, I knew it was going to have to be two things. The first thing I had to make was a page that separated the Prologue from the start of Chapter 1. Clique Refresh will eventually be a book and so I script my updates with that thought in mind. The second thing I wanted to do for today is introduce twrp. Clearly, I am poking fun at some other popular social media outlets, but this is actually the client Ellie and her friends use to talk to each other. It&#8217;s for voice/video/text chatting each other, and they rely heavily on it while playing games together. That little bird does a lot of heavy lifting for the cast of Clique! 

Looks like we&#8217;re getting right into some full cast action pretty soon. Stay tuned!

New Clique Refresh! If you read the username you might get an idea for what this little application is…

When I first started this update, I knew it was going to have to be two things. The first thing I had to make was a page that separated the Prologue from the start of Chapter 1. Clique Refresh will eventually be a book and so I script my updates with that thought in mind. The second thing I wanted to do for today is introduce twrp. Clearly, I am poking fun at some other popular social media outlets, but this is actually the client Ellie and her friends use to talk to each other. It’s for voice/video/text chatting each other, and they rely heavily on it while playing games together. That little bird does a lot of heavy lifting for the cast of Clique! 

Looks like we’re getting right into some full cast action pretty soon. Stay tuned!

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