Feb 16, 2015

Jeff and I moved to Colorado! Being close to the mountains is amazeballs. 

Jun 6, 2014

a new look

It's been 5 years since I lived in the apartment in which the fireplace I had modeled the teal mess that was my old site design resided: 

So out with the old, in with the new! Have you been checking the tumblr for delightful gifs?

Onward and outward friends and sketchfervor cruisers. The archive may take awhile to be completely updated because alas I still haven't figured out wordpress. html forever! 

Apr 9, 2014

It's been an excellent winter! 
Now...climbing season?

Dec 30, 2013

Happy New Year! (nearly)

Happy almost 2014! Comics haven't been too regular lately. The tumblr has been updated a bit more regularly: http://aaltavena.tumblr.com but there will always be comics here...when possible!

Love, beer, puppies, and cookie dough to y'all!

May 20, 2013


and dang, it feels good.

Dec 25, 2012

HELLO BLOG I realized it's been MONTHS since I've updated you!
Seems like the dawning of 2013 might be a good time for an update.
Still movin' and groovin' in SF, although I've been traveling quite a bit.  New {awesome} job! Playing hockey again, climbing, skiing, adventuring, the usual. Here are some highlights from the past 6 months:

Things have been good eh? Comics, adventures, becoming a rockstar designer AND bizdev whiz to continue. Hope you've all had a kickass 2012!

Jun 19, 2012

Where in the world have I been?

 ...chillin on roof tops
 ...on top of Mt. Shasta
 ....lookin' saucy with mom
 ...more rooftops
 and keeping the 90s alive in SF of course! 

Mar 14, 2012


Haven't updated the blog in FOREVER!! Sorry guys!
Here's what is going on:
~I'm working. A lot.
~I'm drawing all over the place! Anything that isn't comic related can be found on my tumblr: http://aaltavena.tumblr.com
~I'm a single lady, and drawing about that particular thing has been hard - although I've alluded to it a bit. When it isn't so fresh I'll probably draw a lot more comics about it. It being the breakup.
~As usual I'm having too much fun:

Sep 30, 2011

back with a fervor!

So if you've been wondering what I've been up to, here's a little taste...
I've been posting sketches every day for this project called sketchbet! You can find sketchbet here at http://sketchbet.tumblr.com/

I've also been finishing up my 4 page comic for 'Womanthology'! Needless to say, September has been a busy month - here's to a comic-filled October (:

Jul 10, 2011


WOW I'm going to be in my first anthology and we've already raised OVER $40,000.

The link to more info about the anthology on our kickstarter page is here:

My thank you doodle I did yesterday at lunch...

Jun 14, 2011

More 3SF

Hey all - I'm going to have 2 posts on my other website this week at http://threesf.wordpress.com

I KNOW you all miss comics - this month has been absolutely crazy with finishing my cuz's wedding invitations, doing 3SF, working every day, and traveling my face off - but the comics aren't ending. They'll be back in good time.

The 3SF I'm posting later this week I'll cross post here - it's written by my ridiculous boyfriend Andrew Bogenhagen and it's brilliantly hilarious! hint: he basically wrote about people as if they were pokemon.

Jun 3, 2011


Hey guys! This week was spent catching up on things. Like my new project...3SF!

3SF is short blurbs written by my friend Michelle and illustrated by me! No worries though, the comic will continue (:
You can find it at http://threesf.wordpress.com

Apr 20, 2011


Stumptown was awesome! Thanks to everyone that came by!! I had so much fun on Saturday night where I inserted myself into the drawing competition. The challenge? Tweetybird and Popeye have a love child. The competition was boys vs. girls. Needless to say the girls dominated. Here are some photos and a few commissions...

Also check out the "store" section up top if you'd like to order BUTTONS!!

Mar 23, 2011


New blog I'm doing with my sis - she does goofy things and I draw pictures of them!


Sorry for the weird coloring this week - no tablet = funky colors. I think they kinda work though!

I started a new job in the last week so I've been a little busy apologies if I seem MIA. Good to be working again!!

Also in 3 weeks...STUMPTOWN!

Mar 8, 2011

What is...

the difference between "funemployment" and "unemployment"?

Funemployment is 0-6 months after you either get laid off or voluntarily quit your job. Life is good, you drink in the park, eat goofy meals like chocolate cereal for dinner, and spend your days in a haze of sex, sunshine, and even creative freedom. Money is tighter but you've either saved enough or Uncle Sam is paying your bar tab and climbing gym membership. Also your butt looks great because you have the time to go for 2 hour runs every gloriously free afternoon.

Unemployment begins when you realize that eating ramen for every other meal is no longer delightful. You want to get hired and you're tired of living in a filth infused hipster commune. Also the government money doesn't last forever - the money runs out and you're either selling bodily fluids or pawning your electronics for cash. A job as a food service employee is looking promising but alas you have no experience. Drinking in the park has lost its luster and now you want to go back to doing something with a purpose. A purpose that pays for a facial and a pedicure once a month, a nice dinner every so often, and micro brews goddamnit. No more of this ghetto King Cobra shit.

Hey on an unrelated note, here's a picture of me as a muppet!

Mar 1, 2011

Goings on

In the last month I did another half marathon, went to Tahoe, threw a GOLD party and truth be told... the comic from last week as many people have asked was indeed a true story. Yesterday I FINALLY got to see my car that the hippy stole. Alas, he managed to put a pretty big dent into the front end so the old Ammo wagon will be in the body shop for a few weeks.

I'm signed up for Stumptown Comics Fest, so I look forward to seeing old friends and new faces in April.

Do you guys have any book suggestions? I haven't read anything that has grabbed me lately.

Also on a completely unrelated topic, FRINGE!! UST!! (unresolved sexual tension!!!!)

Jan 27, 2011

Pantone Chip Cookies

Firstly let me give credit where credit is due...http://www.kimcreativestar.com/Portfolio/Cures_for_Boredom/Entries/2011/1/1_PANTONE_CHIP_COOKIES!.html

I found these on Laughing Squid and knew they'd be perfect for a fellow designer's birthday. So here are my pantone chip cookies (iced until 3am!!! eek):

Dec 3, 2010

Quick post...

Hey lovely people! Last night I was pleasantly surprised to see this write-up about Sketchfervor! :


Updates may be a little wonky for the next few weeks with my work schedule, but I will try to get 2x comics up a week. Tues/Thurs maaaaay be difficult but like I said I'll try my darndest.


Dec 1, 2010


I've been meaning to draw this one for awhile.

In other news, the thing that sucks about winter in San Francisco is that nobody has heat! So the days have been awfully chilly at home /:

Hey look some pictures from my adventures (note, the last one is me telling an inappropriate joke a la Gary Larson to my step sister lolz) :