Announcing... Conosaurus!

About Conosaurus

Conosaurus is a resource that helps independent creators and fans manage their convention schedules. We know there are quite a few convention databases already in existence, but we’re building Conosaurus to be as useful to exhibitors as possible… And most importantly, we’re keeping it free to use!

Currently, Conosaurus is focused on indie and mainstream comic conventions, zine fairs, and independent publishing festivals. We might expand to other convention types in the future if there’s a demand for it. This is just the beginning.

Conosaurus is just ✨ONE MONTH✨ away from our expected release date! 

My husband John and I have been working on this site off and on for the last couple years. HUNDREDS of hours have been devoted to its development... and on April 17th, it'll finally be publically live.

For the last few weeks, we’ve been running a weekly newsletter digest of helpful convention info & news. Now we’re preparing to release the site where much of that helpful info has been coming from!

You can support our project by becoming a patron on Patreon -

The Ladybroad Ledger has arrived!

THEY’VE ARRIVED!! Issue #1 of The Ladybroad Ledger has made it to Vermont and they're slowly making their way out into the wild. You can keep track of their progress over at our Instagram.

Now that they’re here, we’ve also made the PDF version available for FREE download.
Get it here:

We've also been in the news a bit since our launch:

And lastly, we're having a release party at Generator's new makerspace in Burlington! Join us to celebrate our first issue on March 4th from 7 - 10pm. This event is free and open to the public - Anyone interested in the femme comics scene in Vermont is welcome! Learn about The Ladybroad Ledger and hang out with other artists and like-minded folks. We’ll have plenty of issues for you to take home!  RSVP here.

El viaje mas caro/The Most Costly Journey

This past summer, I had the amazing opportunity to work with Vermont Folklife Center and Open Door Clinic to make a comic for El viaje mas caro/The Most Costly Journey.

You can now read the full comic here:…/

"The Most Costly Journey (in Spanish, El viaje más caro) is an ethnographic cartooning project that employs collaborative storytelling as a tool to mitigate loneliness, isolation, and despair among Latin American migrant farm workers on Vermont dairy farms.

The Most Costly Journey is a collaboration between the Open Door ClinicVermont Folklife CenterUVM Extension Bridges to HealthUVM Anthropology, and Marek Bennett's Comics Workshop.

The project is supported by the Vermont Community Foundation Innovations and Collaborations grant and other generous supporters."

Help Print The Ladybroad Ledger Issue #1!

Click here to check out our Gofundme campaign!

The Ladybroad Ledger is a group of female and nonbinary cartoonists from the Burlington, VT area. Our goal is to produce a FREE twice annual newsprint publication to promote comics and comic art by femme Vermont cartoonists and distribute it throughout the state.

Issue #1 is 12 pages of newsprint goodness with comics by Rachel Lindsay, Julianna Brazill, Laura Martin, Sandy Bartholomew, Bridget Comeau, Susan Norton, Angela Boyle, Kelly Swann, Michelle Sayles, Iona Fox, and Stephanie Zuppo. It also features a color cover by Glynnis Fawkes.

The money funded through this gofundme will go towards the cost of printing and shipping 2,000 copies of the first issue of The Ladybroad Ledger. Physical copies of the comic will be distributed and available for free throughout the state of Vermont and at comic shows in New England.

The publication will be printed through Park Press and will be available in print form in February.

As a thank you for supporting independent comics creators, anyone who contributes money to this project will recieve a downloadable .PDF of the publication when it is finished!

The Ladybroad Ledger

I just realized that I haven't posted about my new project, The Ladybroad Ledger.

The Ladybroad Ledger is a group of femme cartoonists from the Burlington, VT area. Our goal is to produce a FREE twice annual newsprint publication to promote comics and comic art by femme Vermont cartoonists and distribute it throughout the state.

We are currently accepting submissions for our first issue.

Issue #1 also happens to feature a fantastic cover by Burlington cartoonist, Glynnis Fawkes!

We expect to have this issue out early next year! You can follow us on Facebook if you'd like to know when and where to get a copy. :)

Upcoming Events!

I have so many upcoming events to tell you about! Geez!

First off, I'll be in DC this weekend (with my good friend Anna Sellheim!) for DC Zine Fest. This is going to be my first time tabling at DC Zine Fest and I've heard such great things about this show, I couldn't be more excited!

On July 30th I will be helping with a comics event at the ECHO center on Burlington's waterfront! This event is in collaboration with The Vermont Comic Creators Group, which is a fantastic resource for anyone who makes comics in Vermont. I'll be teaching three workshops over the course of the event:

10:30am & 12pm: One Sheet comic workshop - Check out some handmade comics and make a mini comic book with one sheet of paper!
1pm: Character Design (with the help of my friend Jesse DuRona!) - What makes a good character? We'll talk about character design and create some of our own!

This event is free with regular admission! Hope to see you there!! :)

Finally, I will be teaching a week-long summer camp on Cartooning at The Helen Day Art Center in Stowe, VT from August 1st - 5th. All available spots have been filled, but there's a waiting list in case any open up!

Banjo-Partie is here!

Blank Party!'s 2nd fanzine anthology is finally here and you can now grab a copy at my shop!

More info about Banjo-Partie:

Banjo-Party is a video game fanzine anthology of comics and fanart dedicated to Banjo-Kazooie! 60pgs full color / 22 contributors

Comics and art by: 
Reilly Hadden
Brian Thomas
Cameron Reigle
M. Tarah Henry
Perry Santulli
Kevin Budnik
Sarah Tacey
Jennifer Russell
Shannon TJ
Clayton Chowaniec
Nathan Richards
Fionn McCabe
Ryan Oldis

Designed and Edited by me! Co-edited by Chu & Reilly.

The project was organized and produced by Blank Party!: a group of cartoonists who work together to make comics, anthologies, and video recordings dedicated to video games.

Belchville Books & Pins are here!

I received the first batch of 100 Belchville books this past week and they look BEAUTIFUL!

Print Ninja did an absolutely wonderful job and I couldn't be happier. The remaining 400 books will be here in June, which is when I'll begin shipping to the Kickstarter backers.

For those who missed out on the Kickstarter - you can now pre-order copies of Belchville at Storenvy!

You can also go to Storenvy to grab a Moose Logo pin!




Check out these beautiful photos that Print Ninja Sent me today:

Available to pre-order on Storenvy for $10. Will ship in June!

...Annnnd here are the pins that were made!

Limited Run of 25 - only available through Kickstarter.

Run of 100 - Available on Storenvy for $5!

Run of 100 - Available on Storenvy for $5!

IT'S OVER! (and we're fully funded!)

( This was originally posted over at my Kickstarter )

YAYYYYY! This Kickstarter is over and we're fully funded!

This weekend, I also finalized the proof with my printer! Print Ninja has been an absolute dream to work with and I couldn't be happier! I am SO EXCITED to get these books! The first 100 copies should be in just in time for TCAF in May.

Here's a few previews~

The cover! ALl of the black will be spot-gloss for clarity against the dark blue background.

The cover! ALl of the black will be spot-gloss for clarity against the dark blue background.

A pattern that I made for the inside cover!

A pattern that I made for the inside cover!

Everything laid out all nicely in InDesign!

Everything laid out all nicely in InDesign!

Anyway, .pdfs will be sent out to EVERYONE who contributed $5 or more, later this week! :)

Thank you all so much for contributing and helping to make Belchville, VT Volume One a reality! This is the best.


A few days ago I launched a Kickstarter to help print a collection of the first 3 issues of Belchville, VT!

My goal is to print 500 copies of a perfect bound, paperback collection to drastically cut printing costs, which would allow me to sell Belchville at a cheaper price. This would also make it possible for me to sell at bookstores, comic shops, and other small venues in Vermont and beyond!

You can pre-order the comic for $10 through Kickstarter! I am also re-printing Belchville bumper stickers and making patches, which you can acquire at the $15 or $20 levels. :)

Check it out!

Locust Moon Comics Fest 2015!

I'll be back in my hometown of Philadelphia (on Halloween!!!) for Locust Moon Comics Fest next weeend! I'll be with Iona Fox and Anna McGlynn of Rod + Cone Press! This is my first time tabling at LMCF and I am SO EXCITED.

LCMF 2015 is being held at the Rotunda, which once held my favorite no-longer-existing Philly comics convention, the Philadelphia Alternative Comics Con. I'm really happy that Locust Moon brought an indie comics convention back to Philadelphia and I'm extra happy that I'm going to be a part of it this year!

The 2015 LOCUST MOON COMICS FESTIVAL will be held:
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 31 – Halloween!
11 am – 6 pm
@ The Rotunda
4014 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104

See you soon, Philly!

Ingress Adventure Zine - Now taking submissions!

I just released the call for submissions for an Ingress fanzine over at Blank Party!

Ingress is an ARG (alternate reality game) that uses your phone and Google Maps to turn your city/town's landmarks into a game of capture the flag. I'm absolutely obsessed due to how active the game is (at one point, I was walking 5mi a day!) and how social it becomes, the longer you play. Since moving to Burlington, I've discovered a HUGE Ingress community that has kept me addicted. This game is the reason I know so much about my city and the people who live there.

I've heard countless crazy adventure stories since I started playing, so I want to collect some of those stories in the next Blank Party anthology - Ingress Adventure Zine!

Click here for our call for submissions!
Deadline is January 15th, 2016.


In just a little over a week, I'll be at The Massachusetts Independent Comics Expo in Cambridge, MA! This is a free event and one of my favorite conventions, so check it out if you're in the area!

I'll be with fellow Blank Party co-founder, Reilly Hadden, with freshly printed copies of Earthbound Party! We'll also be sitting next to our pretty cool friends John Carvajal and Luke Howard. Across from us is another other cool friend, Carlisle Robinson, and just two tables away is The Center for Cartoon Studies table, which is usually loaded with current student work! The Crumb Room is where it's at.

See you soon, Cambridge!

SPX Recap

SPX 2015 was a blast! I had an absolutely incredible experience this year - tabled with some rad people, saw lots of old friends, made lots of new friends, witnessed the first ever all female winning sweep of the Ignatz awards, debuted Earthbound Party... which by the way, sold out in the first 4 hours! We had no idea it was going to be so popular.

We brought a fairly small print run with us (only 40 books) because my order arrived while we were already on the road from Vermont to Bethesda, MD. But still, the response was AMAZING! We'll definitely be more prepared with more copies for MICE next month!

And of course, if you missed out at SPX and would like a copy, you can grab one at my online store.

Anyway, I'm really happy (and still a bit exhausted.) SPX was fantastic. Have some pictures:

See you next year, Bethesda!

Awesome Possum Kickstarter

I have a comic about Thylacines and a Newt illustration in this really exciting anthology that is CURRENTLY being Kickstarted! Help it reach it's goal!

Awesome Possum is a natural science anthology full of comics and illustrations from both natural science illustrators and cartoonists!

This series was created by current CCS-er, natural science illustrator, and fellow Schulz Librarian, Angela Boyle. Please contribute and share if you can!

Check out some of my progress shots below:


In just a few weeks I'll be exhibiting at SPX 2015 in Bethesda, MD! I was lucky enough to snag a table thanks to my (incredibly talented) friend and fellow CCS alum, Jesse Mead.

I'll be with Jesse and Amelia Onorato at table H4! Since my SPX table was so last minute, I'm still planning it... but I'll have copies of Belchville, VT issues 1, 2, & 3 for sure!

My fellow Blank Party! co-founders, Chu and Reilly Hadden, will be tabling as well! Reilly will be at table B13A and Chu will be at table B14A. Stop by at each of our tables, pick up a copy of EARTHBOUND PARTY!, and say hi to all of us!

Earthbound Party - SPX 2015

I'm very, VERY excited to announce the release of EARTHBOUND PARTY!, Blank Party's debut fanzine anthology! Edited by me and the other Blank Party co-founders, Reilly Hadden and Sarah "Chu" Willson. Designed by yours truly, with a forward by Reilly.

Earthbound Party! will debut at The Small Press Expo in Bethesda, MD on September 19th. For more information on where to find Earthbound Party! at SPX, or on how to order it online, visit/follow us at our website for updates as the 19th draws closer.

See you at SPX!

Logo design by Reilly Hadden & myself, Cover illustration by Chu.

Earthbound Party! is 60 pages with art and comics by: 

  • CrayonChewer
  • Tom O’Brien
  • Tegan Robichaud
  • Stephen R. Bissette
  • Audry
  • Declan McCarthy
  • Bugbyte
  • Elizabeth Simins
  • Bridget Comeau
  • Chu
  • Kotaline Jone
  • Reilly Hadden
  • R.B. Miller
  • D. Rinlyo
  • Carl Salbacka
  • Henry Guerra
  • Anna Craig
  • Fionn McCabe
  • Stephanie Zuppo
  • Rio Aubry Taylor
  • John A Carvajal