Whipped Cream Sundae

The other day, my boyfriend’s roommate brought over “Sundae-Making-Supplies”: whipped cream, cherries, sprinkles, and some peanut butter cup ice cream. As you all know, I freaking hate peanut butter, especially peanut butter cups. Still, I can never turn down an opportunity to snack on sweetness, so I filled a small wine glass with whipped cream […]

Fit to Be a Mother

When I was in college, my roommate offered me her usual Friday-night babysitting job because she has a hot date instead. “No freaking way,” I said, “When my cousin had a baby, they had to sit me down on the couch and surround me with pillows so I wouldn’t break it’s neck with my man-hands.” […]


Preliminary American Goulash Character Designs for my Pitch Package for a Cartoon Show! Special thanks to Brent Smith for helping me brainstorm with some sketches! Sometimes you need an unbiased opinion to help you pick designs and move forward when you’re….close….to the subject matter. Now that I’ve written, scanned, inked, colored, and freaking composited this […]

Anyu’s Christmas Gift

No matter how hard I look for “the perfect gift,” every year my mother opens her present, make a sour face, and says, “Oh, is dis from the Dollar Store?” “No, Mom, they don’t sell 24K gold necklaces at the Dollar Store, but you keep looking.” She then looks at me suspiciously. “Did somevon just […]

Cat Food?

Last year, my family and I had just gotten back from one of our usual holiday excursions to HomeGrown Buffet, and my cousin Irina and I were sharing juicy gossip on the couch while Nagymama neurotically rearranged the items in our house. “Oh, Cousin,” she cooed, using her usual Balki Bartokomous impersonation, “Once again, your […]

A Typical Thanksgiving

My family is pretty small, so they never want to prepare a full, traditional Thanksgiving. Instead, they prefer to go to the HomeGrown Buffet* (*name changed to protect the innocent), wait in the cold for 45 minutes to get a table, and feast amongst the other dregs of society. Now before you crucify me, let […]