Homegrown Hardcovers

March 23, 2015 athena 4

My boyfriend, Jason, and I go to a lot of garage sales.  During the summer of 2011, we went to an especially cool one hosted by a local comics professor.  […]

Second Act Superstar

March 20, 2015 athena 0

I designed a t-shirt for my mom’s upcoming Carleton College reunion.  The class of 1980 is going with the theme “second acts” for this reunion, so I ran with that.  Jason suggested […]

A Low Hum Of Exaltation

March 17, 2015 athena 0

I read Emily Gould’s Friendship this fall, and liked it so much I was compelled to make a kind of “fan art” for it, which is below.  I like everything […]


March 17, 2015 athena 1

I’ve been making a lot of patterns lately.  It was only recently that I figured out the “real” way to make patterns in Photoshop.  I had a more old school […]

Someone Else Driving

March 17, 2015 athena 2

How To Grow Up, Michelle Tea’s latest book, was released this January.  I was the first person to reserve it from the Hennepin County Library System, some months before.  I’ve […]

The Dogs

March 17, 2015 athena 1

My parents’ dogs both died this summer, within days of each other.  They were basically the family mascots, and the center of much discussion.  I keep trying to draw them, […]


March 17, 2015 athena 5

Hello.  My name is Athena.  Maybe some of you were readers of my old webcomic, Action Athena.  If not, you’re welcome to read a few old strips here, or order […]