Sunday, March 31, 2013

March 31 : Fox Story #7 cont.*2

Yesterday, though I fully intended to finish Fox Story #7, I got a bit busy... That is, somehow it ended up being "Bring Your Girlfriend to Work Day" and Danny convinced me to go with him for some "minor boat moving" at his job. So, how did I get into such a task and somehow end up wearing a full hazmat suit, full-on respirator and goggles to avoid the mold we were cutting out of the wall (with that crazy looking saw thing in my hands) WHAT!?!?!?!?!??!?! ((cute photo of the two of us though, eh?)) Anyway, after 2 hours of mold fun, we ended up moving these HUGE sea kayaks and stand up paddle boards from one warehouse to another - full-on-manual-labor duty. I'm talking lifting, shifting, pulling, pushing, CRAZYNESS for HOURS. Got there at 10am and didn't leave until 8:30pm: a crazy day and I was too exhausted to finish the fox comic I had wanted to make. But WHAT an adventure, even if it was hard to get out of bed this morning!

Here's the final part to Fox Story #7, wishing Fox a full recovery ASAP!

Friday, March 29, 2013

March 29 : Fox Story #7 cont.

Aaaaand the fox story CONTINUES! We left our dear fox, sick and waiting at the bus stop, sniffles and all:

This one is a long story, so check back in tomorrow for what happens next!

Thursday, March 28, 2013

March 28 : Fox Story #7

No comic from yesterday cause I was too busy making these chocolate mice! Aren't they CUTE!?! I made a TON but put some on this plate to take a picture -- so if you live near by and want some, COME ON OVER (though don't tell Danny cause I've been sharing them with everyone and depleting our stash!!!!) I gave some to the coffee shop baristas down the block, and some to the entire architecture firm I had an interview at today, and some to my lovely parents and brother whom I saw yesterday and I had Danny try to give some to 2 cops but they both said "thanks but we're allergic" which is probably code word for "gee! We'd really like them but legally can't take anything from you BUT I REALLY WANT ONE, darn!" or it's code for "who the hell are you? those mice look suspicious. go away. aww... but they look so good!" They are chocolate ganache on a little butter/sugar cookie base, with almond ears, dipped in milk chocolate and decorated with white chocolate. I especially like the hipster one with glasses in the middle right. I should also mention that Mirabelle's Cafe in Burlington, VT is where I learned this recipe, and their mice always look much more uniform and beautiful. If you are in Burlington, GO GET SOME CHOCOLATE MICE!!!

ANYWAY! I have made the beginnings of Fox Story #7 so enough with this chocolate mice business and on to the actual show (though I should mention that some of the chocolate "mice" look suspiciously like FOXES.... just sayin'):

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

March 26 : Fox Story #11

It didn't feel like such a productive day today, but at least I got a comic done!

Monday, March 25, 2013

Sunday, March 24, 2013

March 24 : Fox Story #2

Took a day off yesterday - a comic-a-day without a resting day is TOO MUCH!!!!!! But, I'm BACK and with a new fox story! Go go go Acrobatic Fox!

To Be Continued TOMORROW!

Friday, March 22, 2013

March 22 : Fox Story #8 cont.

Fox Story # 8 CONTINUES! If you didn't read yesterday's post, read that FIRST so this one will make more sense, but here's a refresher incase you don't have the extra time that would take(!) ((which would be ridiculous of you, but I'm too nice to say something like that!)) - when last we left our fox story, fox had just written down the phone number of the publisher in order to let them know how he felt about their book, "Fantastic Mr. Fox," and how it wrongly depicted foxes, among other things.

WHATEVER WILL HAPPEN NEXT!?!?!? read below and you'll soon find out!

What NEW and EXCITING fox story will be next!!??! Check back tomorrow to find out!

Thursday, March 21, 2013

March 21 : Fox Story #8

OMG!!!! It's what you've ALL BEEN WAITING FOR!!!! Another...... FOX STORY!!!!!!!!!!!! I've been enjoying working on these - giggling to myself while drawing. ENJOY!!!!!!!!

To Be Continued TOMORROW!!!!

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

March 20 : Fox Story #1 cont.

Great feedback on this fox story idea so expect to see more! This is the second half of the FIRST fox story from last night. BAM!

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

March 19 : Fox Story #1

Today's comic is a famous Fox Story. I'm not positive on the origins of the fox stories, but I believe that my brother Ave started texting lengthy stories about a fox whenever he was waiting for a bus, or the train, or to see the doctor. You name it, Ave was texting these huge stories about this fox. He sent them all to me and I've finally started drawing them - it's a good exercise and releases me from the pressures of having to share all of my thoughts with the world in comic-journal form every day! So here it goes: Fox Story #1!

Monday, March 18, 2013

March 18

This entire weekend was spent writing a letter to Maira Kalman and today, I sent it!  It's about many things, but these little images are some of my favorites from the piece (I should mention it was a cartoon-letter, hence the drawings). These are three of her books I love and if you've never heard of her, or read them, go to your local bookstore or library ASAP! The drawings are each about 1.25 inches by 2 inches (TINY) and I got completely absorbed in them - taking at least 2 hours to do all three! THAT IS INSANE!!!!!!!!! But, I love them and wanted to share - below I've made a mash-up so you can see mine compared to the originals. We'll see if she writes back!!

Sunday, March 17, 2013

March 17

Danny has just made me a DELICIOUS dinner - no wonder I dedicated a comic to him today! Kayakers beware - your significant others will probably enjoy this even more than you!

Saturday, March 16, 2013

March 16

Sticking to the comic-a-day plan! I'm sure it'll slow down once I get hired as a personal assistant-pencil-skirt-wearin'-100K-makin'-corporate-office-filing-gal, but for now, I'll be posting daily!

Friday, March 15, 2013

March 15

About to make a vanilla milkshake so this post is going to be SHORT! I used to love milkshakes as a kid and recently I've gotten re-hooked. I don't know why I took such a long break from them.


March 14

Been feeling so loved and appreciated about my NEW website - THANK YOU! All of your emails and kind words have meant so so much to me. I'm flyin' high, feeling inspired and very cared for.

I'm ALREADY behind on posting things but luckily NOT behind on creating them, so although this is from the 13th, I have more ready to share in the following days. YEAH!!!!!

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

March 13

It is time... my website is COMPLETE and I'm FREAKING OUT!!!!!!! YEAHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

so so SO many thanks to Woody for working so hard on it. I am pumped! Tell all your friends! YES!

My website is: - ENJOY!!!!!

You can also always click the "Malina Leslie" black and white title at the top of my blog and it will bring you to my website. Ahhhh!!!!

Friday, March 8, 2013

March 8

Hello! I'm so excited to have a BLOG!!!!!!!!!!! AHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!

Moved to NYC a month ago and have been working my butt off getting my website in tip top shape as well as exploring the big city! This blog is mainly to share what's going on in my life, the art I'll be creating and whatever other thoughts I feel like posting.

The comic to the right sure demonstrates a lot of my anxious, nervous and excited giggles that have been surrounding me lately - NEW YORK CITY IS CRAZY!