✒︎ illustration & comics ‧₊˚✩

Natalie Mark 麥月明 is an illustrator and cartoonist based in Treaty 1 Territory in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

✦ updates ✦
what's new? my art is now up in downtown Chinatown <3
currently: working on my cupCAKE comic with Zach from Bulgihan Press
events: VanCAF May 18th & 19th // CAKE Chicago 2024

꒰SOY BEAN PUDDING꒱

★ online shop opening soon! ★

work samples (click to enlarge)

★ PORTFOLIO HERE ★

✩˚₊‧ bulletin board ‧₊˚✩

📌Feb 19: i am a CupCAKE award winner with Zach Clemente (Bulgilhan Press) and will be working on a comics work to debut at CAKE Chicago 2024 this year!📌 Feb 10th: Chinatown Neighbourhood Banners are officially installed! Visit my project page on my portfolio here, or the WAC website for more info!📌 CANADA: Please call, email, mail, and fax our politicians and demand ceasefire, end to occupation and ISRL out of Palestine
i made a long info post here - (to be updated with relevant asks)
📌 2023: a group of internet friends and i have a digital comic zine that we made w the purpose of fundraising for diyhrt(.)cafe
!! super fun amazing trans friendship comic available here !!
📌 strawb wallpaper + icon set ♡
(note: to update files with .ICO files soon!)
📌 commissions: CLOSED (finishing my last 2 for L*** and S***)

currently: i unveiled the year of dragon zodiac banner at the chinese banquet on the 13th and gave a speech calling the politicians and wealthy in the room to pay attention to the genocide in occupied Palestine while sharing the story of the dragon in the zodiac. i was nervous because i haven't spoken in front of that many people before (600). i'm glad i stayed true to myself with my public art practice. lunar new years means peace and prosperity for the people... 2024, year of the dragon will be about love, friendship, and community! there will be a fundraiser for a comrade up later this month. (๑•́ ₃ •̀๑)/
i am also getting ready to launch my online shop!
playing: i played BG3 for the second week of feb and then stopped again (/ω\)...
updated: february 20th, 2024

natalie 麥月明 ‧₊˚✩

Natalie 麥月明 is Queer Chinese-Canadian artist of Toisan descent who works primarily with narratives. Their work is somewhere between a reflection of life and a little bit curious.Natalie loves going to their neighbourhood library, playing table top games, and making comics!email: ★ [email protected]
find me here: ★ tumblrinstagrammasto.artbsky.social


curriculum vitae (lite)

education
2019 Bachelor of Design, Illustration -- OCAD University
published works - zines & comics
2023 Angel – Self-published, debuted at VanCAF
2021 Good Chicken / 良い鶏肉 – Self-published, Broken Pencil Zine Award – Fanzine Category
2020 Restaurant Diaries – Self-published, Broken Pencil Zine Award nom. Exhibited at Seeing Providence
Chinatown: a relational reconstruction.
2019 From Yesterday – Old Growth Press – LGBTQ+ & BIPOC Small Press
shows, festivals, & fairs
2023 Vancouver Comic Arts Festival, Roundhouse Community Centre, Vancouver, BC
2019 Comic Studies Society Symposium, Toronto Metropolitan University, Toronto, ON
Zine Dream 12, Museum of Contemporary Art, Toronto, ON
Canzine, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, ON; Ottawa Art Gallery, Ottawa, ON
2018 /edition Art Book Fair, Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto, ON
Hamilton Feminist Zine Fair, hosted by SACHA, Hamilton Public Library, Hamilton, ON
OCAD U Zine Fair, OCAD University Atrium, Toronto, ON
Canzine, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, ON
workshops, panels, & programming
2021 My Monsters Hold Me Soft – zine reading and guest artist, hosted by Story Planet.
Wee Asian Arts Channel – all ages video zine making workshop for Reel Asian Film Festival.
2020 Comics Out Loud with Old Growth Press - disability centric comics reading presented by the Canada Comics Open Library, Online
2019Next Page: Comics and Zines Creating Change – featured panelist on a TCAF panel facilitated by Fiona Smyth at TCAF – Toronto Comic Arts Festival
exhibitions, installation, & public art
(Current 2024-5) Year of the Dragon Zodiac Banner, Chinatown, Winnipeg, MB. Commissioned by Downtown BIZ and Winnipeg Chinese Community & Cultural Centre.
(Current 2024-9) Chinatown Neighbourhood Banner Project, Chinatown, Winnipeg, MB. Awarded by the Winnipeg Arts Council and Downtown BIZ.
2023 "Magic Fish" for Lights on the Exchange, Exchange District, Winnipeg, MB
2022 Seeing Providence Chinatown: a relational Reconstruction, curated by Jeffrey Yoo Warren, 95 Empire
St, Providence, RI, USA
2019 Bai Sun, Window Space at XPACE Toronto, ON

✩˚₊‧ bulletin board ‧₊˚✩

📌Feb 19: i am a CupCAKE award winner with Zach Clemente (Bulgilhan Press) and will be working on a comics work to debut at CAKE Chicago 2024 this year!📌 Feb 10th: Chinatown Neighbourhood Banners are officially installed! Visit my project page on my portfolio here, or the WAC website for more info!📌 CANADA: Please call, email, mail, and fax our politicians and demand ceasefire, end to occupation and ISRL out of Palestine
i made a long info post here - (to be updated with relevant asks)
📌 2023: a group of internet friends and i have a digital comic zine that we made w the purpose of fundraising for diyhrt(.)cafe
!! super fun amazing trans friendship comic available here !!
📌 strawb wallpaper + icon set ♡
(note: to update files with .ICO files soon!)
📌 commissions: CLOSED (finishing my last 2 for L*** and S***)

currently: i unveiled the year of dragon zodiac banner at the chinese banquet on the 13th and gave a speech calling the politicians and wealthy in the room to pay attention to the genocide in occupied Palestine while sharing the story of the dragon in the zodiac. i was nervous because i haven't spoken in front of that many people before (600). i'm glad i stayed true to myself with my public art practice. lunar new years means peace and prosperity for the people... 2024, year of the dragon will be about love, friendship, and community! there will be a fundraiser for a comrade up later this month. (๑•́ ₃ •̀๑)/
i am also getting ready to launch my online shop!
playing: i played BG3 for the second week of feb and then stopped again (/ω\)...
updated: february 20th, 2024

These prices are for personal use only, for commercial use case, please email me at [email protected]

✩˚₊‧ pricing ‧₊˚✩

full body $90 / half body $70 / portraits $30-$40
+ $30 for props **additional figure discount dependent on concept (usually reduced by $20)
If you have something specific in mind like a character sheet or the style of a piece I've done in the past, include that in the message you send to me, and I will give you a quote.Check out my fee breakdown for examples of pricing.

✩˚₊‧ contact me via email or dm ‧₊˚✩

✩˚₊‧ terms of service ‧₊˚✩

✩ Ratio: Sizing is dependant on composition/request, but will be made to fit around 7x5"-lettersize (unless icon), 300 dpi, png + pdf (or other requested sizing), RGB.✩ Backgrounds: Single colour or transparent unless otherwise requested. Gradient and simple textures and shapes, or small design elements may be requested, price may change based on complexity.✩ Props and or graphics/hand lettered text will change the fee.✩ I reserve the right to refuse a commission for any reason.✩ Drawing nsfw/gore is up for discussion but will most likely change the price (it adds complexity).✩ I will not use your commission for anything other than my portfolio without a written consent! I ask before posting on SNS out of courtesy. If you post the commission online, be sure to link back to me somewhere in the post.✩ Under no circumstances are you allowed to feed commissioned artwork into machine learning, or derived technologies (No NFT or AI). Creating derivatives using Artwork assumes exclusive or all rights to work and you will be charged such as per terms on invoice and you will blacklisted by me and fellow peers from future commissions.

✩˚₊‧ steps ‧₊˚✩

✩ send me an email or DM me on tumblr with your idea✩ Wait for my confirmation (It is okay to nudge me if I haven't gotten back to you in 7 days or if you have a timeline.)✩ I'll probably ask more questions and upon confirmation, then I will send sketches with an invoice!✩ Send payment via paypal (international) or e-transfer (canada). I don't start drawing you artwork until I get paid. commercial work has a different process!✩ You receive your artwork!

✩˚₊‧ fee breakdown ‧₊˚✩

↑ Inuyasha x Megan Thee Stallion as Kagome (people who commission me always have taste 💅🏼)This piece was quoted for $180
2 FULL BODY figures ($90+70=$160) + design elements and detailing ($20) = $180 + a $20 tip (๑・̑◡・̑๑) TOTAL = $200

✩˚₊‧ info + byf ‧₊˚✩

♡ @/floodkiss most places. tumblr is my primary social media - there is a public ask feature, my monthly updated “bulletin”, and my FAQ♡ no repost or edits of my work, icon/pfp use is OK with permanent credit somewhere on your page♡ commissions: OPEN, inquiries welcome♡ i don't follow a lot of people because social media feeds can be overwhelming. if we do interact a lot, i remember you, and check out your profiles from time to time. it's the same as being mutuals to me, i just need to curate what i see for my own sanity.♡ across all SNS: i will do my best to have at least basic alt text for photos; i try to tag/filter w triggering topics; and i filter media with typical triggering imagery like blood.♡ i block anyone i don't like (racists, nazis, terfs, p/dos, incest shippers, bad vibes in general lol) i like anime and manga, but ppl who uncritically support and idolize japan are not my friend. my people were slaughtered by them.♡ i'm a marxist and a materialist and part of my framework involves understanding the horrors colonialism (christianity by extension), imperialism, white supremacy, and capitalism have caused. i am for the global south, and if you compare communism and anarchism to being “just as bad” as nazis, or if you joke about bombing the dprk or afghanistan, i’ll block you too. some of my close friends are jewish and i have experienced slurs and racist hate crime first hand. understand that america, US, UK and other global north countries create war and invasions for maintaining economic power and exploiting resources. america and EU are on the rise of fascism and it's ideologically easier for a lot of people to refer to places in south america, asia, and africa as authoritarian for their efforts in resisting imperialism. the CIA’s documentation is extensive and public, their invasion of vietnam, operation condor, propagating a dictatorship in s korea which divided the country in 2, the list goes on. i believe in indigenous sovereignty as well which includes palestinians, and many others across the global south.♡ i don't rlly give af about arguing w people, and i don’t care for being accommodating to people who align with bigotry. if you send me a message about any of this, i’ll probably delete it. i'm on social media for myself and to post art, i'm also person of colour myself.♡ i use xp-pen and clip studio paint OR iPad and procreate. most of my brushes are on my tumblr faq but if you send me the specific pieces, i can try and help you better.♡ ENG ok | FR beginner | learning CH + JP