Blogletter: February Updates and Recs

We’re a month into 2023 and phew, it went by so slowly and felt like it was 10 months long somehow. It’s been a busy one for me as I scramble to work on what’s on my plate and try to ✨ exist ✨ in the world. Like all the months before, January had ups and downs but I love what I’m doing and the fun things I get to work on.

For instance, I had Master Hamster Super Science: Dinosaurs come out from Epic! Originals. And an issue I edited for their series, Animal Rescue Friends, was also released…although that was admittedly yesterday, in February. But since I postponed writing this for a bit, I’m still going to include it here. Also technically in February (not anything technical about it, tbh), the demo of Pekoe has finally released! If you aren’t familiar, I’ve been writing a video game with Kitten Cup Studio for their upcoming cozy indie game called Pekoe. It’s a tea-making simulator that takes place in a town populated by cats. As a part of Steam’s #StreamNextFest, we have a free demo available for folks to play! I’m so stoked to hear what people think.

Other than that, I’ve been working on a few other projects that I can’t yet talk about it. But hopefully soon! So, with that being said, I’ll dive into some TV and books that I checked out last month, along with a few thoughts on some of my faves.


  • Sins Of Our Mother (Netflix)
  • Wednesday Season 1 (Netflix)
  • Keep Sweet, Pray, and Obey (Netflix)
  • Inside Job Seasons 1-2 (Netflix)
  • Cabinet of Curiosities Season 1 (Netflix)

The two that I loved from this list are Wednesday and Inside Job, a show I got into just as Netflix announced its cancellation. As you can see, I’ve been watching quite a few things on Netflix. I’m disappointed with the service, to be honest, and this is my way of working through my backlog so I can ready myself to deactivate my account.


  • Always Never by Jordi Lafebre – The perfect graphic novel to kick off my 2023 reading. A story that starts at the end and works its way to the beginning. This made me unexpectedly emotional and left me smiling. Truly beautiful.
  • I Moved to Los Angeles to Work in Animation by Natalie Nourigat – A great and informative look at the animation industry in LA with insight into how to acquire a job, build a portfolio, and more. Honestly, a lot of what’s within applies to many creative fields too and even though I’m not an artist, I found that it was still a great read.
  • The Nice House on the Lake Vol. 1 by James Tynion IV, Álvaro Martínez Bueno, Jordie Bellaire – I don’t really have anything to say about this one but I enjoyed it a lot! It surprised me, since I mostly went into it blind, and I’m so curious to check out where it goes from here.
  • Unfamiliar by Haley Newsome – This was an absolute delight! Fun, funny, and endearing as heck.
  • Spells for Forgetting by Adrienne Young – Magical and mysterious. A story that drew me in from the get-go and kept me engaged from start to finish. Once I hit the halfway mark, I couldn’t put it down!
  • The Human Target Vol. 1 by Tom King and Greg Smallwood – An absolutely incredible. A perfect superhero noir with a compelling mystery and top-notch art that you can’t help but love.

I’ve pared this back a bit to include only the books and graphic novels that I read and have something to say about. Mostly, this is now a section for the books and graphic novels that I recommend. So, with that being said, I read a few more things that I didn’t write up reviews for. You can find my full reading list on Goodreads or Storygraph.

Anyways, that’s it for me right now! I’ll hopefully have even more to share with you next month as a couple of exciting projects are starting to ramp up.

Stay safe out there and thank you—as always—for your love and support.