Hey everyone! Happy New Year! Guess what one of my new year’s resolutions is? It’s to post a comic here ONCE A WEEK AT LEAST.

So I’m back. Hi! And with a history lesson to boot. I never would have thought I’d find myself researching military uniforms in 3rd century China as a part of this comic. Zhuge Liang is a pretty interesting character, with a number of innovations to his name. I think we can be fairly certain he didn’t actually singlehandedly invent steamed buns, but I suppose it’s possible, and it’s a great story nonetheless. Plus, baos are one of my favorite things, with their soft pillowy dough and their delicious savory insides, so I’m happy to write about them regardless.

I’m still as insanely busy as before, juggling 800 projects at a time… but I really missed Sauceome, and I missed having a regular outlet to talk about food and things. So check back here on Mondays, I’ll be back to a regular schedule this time, I swear.

In the meantime, here’s a taste of what I’ve been up to lately:

– I’ll be doing live drawing on Tuesday, January 7th and Thursday, January 9th at iNG restaurant as part of their artist-in-residence series for their Salvador Dali menu. It’s a pretty incredible sounding menu, and I’m going to try my very hardest to make sure that everyone who eats there Tuesday and Thursday will get to take home an original piece of art. This is the kind of thing I’ll be doing, so come and get yours:

– I illustrated and designed these kickass hot sauce labels for Fat Rice, one of my favorite Chicago restaurants. This project was a hell of a lot of fun, and I’m super happy with the results. Plus, I designed a bunch of shirts for them too, so you should 1) go eat there and 2) buy some shirts and hot sauces from them, because they are awesome.

– I’m still working hard on my story Luna de Cuernos for 5th House Ensemble, and I wrote a blog entry here about the process so far.