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Andrea Kalfas is an illustrator living and working in Baltimore, MD. This is a blog for ideas, progress, and things to show off. Thanks for looking and check back often!

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If you’ve been wondering how & where you can pick up a copy of one of my zines, comics et/ou Loot bags, I have good news: you can now purchase either or all of those things at my new store. Quantities of all items are varied and limited across the board (there are only 6 copies of “Warlow’s Guide to Wizards, Sorceri & Familiars Arcane” remaining for instance), so get them while you can.
You’ll also find copies of my books at locations around the country: Floating World Comics in Portland, OR, Chapel Hill Comics in North Carolina, Big Planet Comics in DC, and Atomic Books in Baltimore, MD.
Thank you, thank you to everyone who’s shown such enthusiasm for my work. It’s been a great month.

If you’ve been wondering how & where you can pick up a copy of one of my zines, comics et/ou Loot bags, I have good news: you can now purchase either or all of those things at my new store. Quantities of all items are varied and limited across the board (there are only 6 copies of “Warlow’s Guide to Wizards, Sorceri & Familiars Arcane” remaining for instance), so get them while you can.

You’ll also find copies of my books at locations around the country: Floating World Comics in Portland, OR, Chapel Hill Comics in North Carolina, Big Planet Comics in DC, and Atomic Books in Baltimore, MD.

Thank you, thank you to everyone who’s shown such enthusiasm for my work. It’s been a great month.

Jimmy & I had such an amazing time at SPX, we’re a little sad that it’s over! We met so many great folks! (I feel foolish that this + a picture of a leaf shaped like an “H” are the only photos I took)

Jimmy & I had such an amazing time at SPX, we’re a little sad that it’s over! We met so many great folks! (I feel foolish that this + a picture of a leaf shaped like an “H” are the only photos I took)

LOOT bags 2014! Now on black cotton AND with a gold variant! available this weekend at SPX

LOOT bags 2014! Now on black cotton AND with a gold variant! available this weekend at SPX

it’s happening #TalesFromAeaea

it’s happening #TalesFromAeaea

Here’s a look at the 3-color screen-printed wrap-around cover for “Tales from Aeaea.” Plus, a page from Jimena’s story (another alumnus from Warlow’s Guide).

"Tales from Aeaea" is a 28-page collection of stories about the various citizens of Aeaea, the isle of Circe, goddess of magic. Centuries ago, Aeaea, the isle to which Circe was exiled, was a place imbued with her magic, and docile lions and bears roamed its woods. "Tales from Aeaea" is set in a universe in which Circe was celebrated, rather than scorned, and she embraced her exile, making the isle flourish. Its citizens are students of magic, world-spanning sailors, and many are descendants of the isle’s enchanted animals of old.

Here’s a sneak peak of a couple pages from Saturn and Egon’s story (who you might remember from my previous zine, "Warlow’s Guide to Wizards, Sorceri and Familiars Arcane", a sort-of prequel).

"Tales from Aeaea" will premier at the Small Press Expo, September 13 & 14. Come see me there, and stay tuned for more updates!

jgillustration:

Hi everyone! My new comic Fight Frogs is almost done and ready to premier at this year’s Small Press Expo!  It’s a story about 3 frog-men brothers who live in a post-apocalyptic wasteland, party hard, and FIGHT!

I’m currently running a Kickstarter to get the book funded, and would be totally stoked if you’d like to contribute to it!  Click here for more details, and to pre-order your copy today!

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EVERYONE: READY YOURSELVES FOR FIGHT FROGS

(please donate if you can, especially if you want to pre-order a copy -and of course you do-, and share!)

lil leaping buffalo cookie

lil leaping buffalo cookie

A flower for Aisha.
My friends Rebecca Bradley and Janna Morton run the project Blooms of Nigeria, a blog whose goal is to present nearly 200 illustrated flowers, each for a different girl who was taken in the April kidnapping in Nigeria, and to keep the discussion and awareness of their plight alive. It’s a terrible crisis, and recently, there have been new kidnappings of almost 100 girls and boys as well. There isn’t much many of us reading about it from our computers can do to help directly with this situation, but at the very least, we can all keep talking about the problem, express our sadness and eagerness for a resolution. There is also an Amnesty International petition you can sign to help appeal to the Nigerian government for action.
Let’s not forget about these girls. Let’s all keep loudly hoping for their rescue.

A flower for Aisha.

My friends Rebecca Bradley and Janna Morton run the project Blooms of Nigeria, a blog whose goal is to present nearly 200 illustrated flowers, each for a different girl who was taken in the April kidnapping in Nigeria, and to keep the discussion and awareness of their plight alive. It’s a terrible crisis, and recently, there have been new kidnappings of almost 100 girls and boys as well. There isn’t much many of us reading about it from our computers can do to help directly with this situation, but at the very least, we can all keep talking about the problem, express our sadness and eagerness for a resolution. There is also an Amnesty International petition you can sign to help appeal to the Nigerian government for action.

Let’s not forget about these girls. Let’s all keep loudly hoping for their rescue.

ARGUS, the many-eyed demi-god, is a psychic-type mystical fighter who specializes in paralyzing her opponents with her gaze and holding them in crippling mental pain. Nearly impossible to sneak up on, she maintains a vigilant defense against physical attacks with evasive hovering, as any contact with her eye-covered body can do serious damage. The large eye on her forehead, when opened, casts a heavily destructive wide beam of light, but it forces all of Argus’s other eyes closed and leaves her vulnerable for the duration. An orbiting shroud covers the eye until she needs its power. Fighters that want to take on Argus should employ blinding techniques: bright flashes of light, obstructive smoke, or sprays of ink. While impervious to attacks of willpower, physical attacks can bring Argus down easily if fighters manage to blind all of her eyes.
Okay, now come up from that deep dark pool of nerdiness…this is Argus, my submission to Jenn Woodall’s latest anthology zine, FIGHT! Round 1! It features many talented illustrators the likes of Kali Ciesemier, Sam Bosma, Jimmy Giegerich, Valentin Seiche + more, and it’s gonna be rad as hell.

ARGUS, the many-eyed demi-god, is a psychic-type mystical fighter who specializes in paralyzing her opponents with her gaze and holding them in crippling mental pain. Nearly impossible to sneak up on, she maintains a vigilant defense against physical attacks with evasive hovering, as any contact with her eye-covered body can do serious damage. The large eye on her forehead, when opened, casts a heavily destructive wide beam of light, but it forces all of Argus’s other eyes closed and leaves her vulnerable for the duration. An orbiting shroud covers the eye until she needs its power. Fighters that want to take on Argus should employ blinding techniques: bright flashes of light, obstructive smoke, or sprays of ink. While impervious to attacks of willpower, physical attacks can bring Argus down easily if fighters manage to blind all of her eyes.

Okay, now come up from that deep dark pool of nerdiness…this is Argus, my submission to Jenn Woodall’s latest anthology zine, FIGHT! Round 1! It features many talented illustrators the likes of Kali Ciesemier, Sam Bosma, Jimmy Giegerich, Valentin Seiche + more, and it’s gonna be rad as hell.

New one for the New York Times: Letters about the misleading nature of diet pills. Check out the article online here. Thanks to my art director Nathan Huang!

New one for the New York Times: Letters about the misleading nature of diet pills. Check out the article online here. Thanks to my art director Nathan Huang!

This is a Gummie Bear Wizard. You may not have heard of them before. They’re jolly and shy, and they mostly stay indoors and eat gummie bears all day.
For Daniel Krall’s ultra-cute, ultra-colorful “Technotwonic” show.

This is a Gummie Bear Wizard. You may not have heard of them before. They’re jolly and shy, and they mostly stay indoors and eat gummie bears all day.

For Daniel Krall’s ultra-cute, ultra-colorful “Technotwonic” show.

Hello again! long time no see! (sorry) let’s get right back to business…
My latest tshirt design for Baltimore’s Pizza Party Printing is THE LABYRINTH, full of leering goblins and everyone’s favorite tricky Goblin King. It’s available for pre-order now (and only for a very limited time), but you can also fight your way through (hopefully minimal) dangers untold and hardships unnumbered to the Pizza Party After Dark movie night at the Ottobar and watch The Labyrinth with us, say hello, have a slice of pizza, hang out, buy a shirt, save the stolen babe, what have you. Event details here! 

Hello again! long time no see! (sorry) let’s get right back to business…

My latest tshirt design for Baltimore’s Pizza Party Printing is THE LABYRINTH, full of leering goblins and everyone’s favorite tricky Goblin King. It’s available for pre-order now (and only for a very limited time), but you can also fight your way through (hopefully minimal) dangers untold and hardships unnumbered to the Pizza Party After Dark movie night at the Ottobar and watch The Labyrinth with us, say hello, have a slice of pizza, hang out, buy a shirt, save the stolen babe, what have you. Event details here

Asked by cosmic-trash

thank you! Ugh, yes, Goblin was fantastic. They were all so psyched to be there too! SUCH a rad show. The Suspira (of course) and Deep Red themes gave me goosebumps. You can pick up a Suspiria shirt at Pizza Party's site here.

Thanks again!