I don’t remember how I discovered or how long I’ve been reading comic artist Melinda Boyce’s blog of adorable diary comics but I’ve been fan of her work for at least a year. Her drawings aren’t (usually) meant to be funny as much snapshots of her life and adventures with her friends, family and boyfriend, Aaron (who she also does a collaborative comic with and is one of the main featured players). I loved her cozy portraits of her life in Portland and definitely missed them when they disappeared from my RSS feed for a while.
So imagine my surprise when she resurfaced and announce that she had been absent because she had moved to Austin (apparently a city she’d never even visited!) along with Aaron and three other friends! Hey, wait a minute – that’s my city! While getting settled in, she is making up for her hiatus with a new series called “Falling in Love with Austin.” One of my favorite things about living here is when I get to share the great Austin-y places and things I’ve discovered and this is such a fresh take on the concept. So far there’s only four in the series but I’ve already fallen in love and definitely look forward to seeing more.