it was originally titled “kill yourself” but 2012, the year that i planned to release it, was a fucking bummer and i’m glad i couldn’t do it, because it would not have been a true reflection of my body of work and instead would have been just a reaction to how terribly i felt. that’s how i feel about everything i churned out last year, at least. although i am a pessimist/rain cloud/morose, i am genuinely happy that i am alive and that all of y’all are alive because even if you feel like you are uselessly shouting things out into the universe, someone hears what you are saying and they have taken note. we’re all just a bunch of junk making up a bigger bunch of junk and that’s pretty cool.
I can’t wait to get a copy of Jessica’s new zine ♡
This is one of my favorite Kewpie illustrations…probably because it is also a self portrait, but it also shows Rose’s relationship with her tiny, happy characters. They became her career in the eyes of the millions of people who owned a Kewpie doll and have long overshadowed her fine art and other works as a cartoonist. Of course, this did not mean Rose did’t love the Kewpies…we all love them :)