About

About Me (Fall 2011)

Bikeyface is written and illustrated by, me, Bekka Wright. I’m an artist, writer, filmmaker, and connoisseur of chocolate chip cookies. When I was young I wanted to study environmental law, go into political office, and save the world while wearing awesome pantsuits. But I realized that few people listen to lawyers or politicians. But they love looking at pictures and I love making them.

Based in Somerville, MA, I bike all around the Boston area to work, errands, cafes, concerts, to my art studio, or just chasing clouds. The Bikeyface illustrations inspired by the things that happen along the way. In love with both creativity and degrees, I got my BA in Painting with a minor in Creative Writing from Brandeis University and an MFA in Cinema-Television Production from the University of Southern California. I work at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design.

I started this blog in June 2011 shortly after I moved from Los Angeles to Boston. I had started biking for transportation in Los Angeles, but the compactness, public transit system, and compactness of Boston allowed me to go completely car-free. Biking also turned out to be the best way to learn my way around a new city, meet people, and avoid traffic. The blog started as a simple account of my 2-wheeled adventures to be likely read by 3 people, all relatives. But since I’ve always drawn pictures it somehow grew into a full-fledged web comic. Now it’s read by more than 3 people, not all related.

I want Bikeyface to be as fun and enjoyable as biking. Sometimes it’s easy to get frustrated about how much needs to change on our city streets. But ultimately there is a reason people bike in spite of it all. That spirit is what I want to capture (see this intro post for more.) While many of posts are fun and focused on lifestyle, I also want Bikeyface to raises awareness and advocate for for safer streets for all.

 

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IMAGE & CONTENT USE

Online: My illustrations & posts may be shared online for educational and non-profit purposes. Proper credit and link to my site must be included (e.g. artwork by Bikeyface, www.bikeyface.com) Please do not modify my images, re-post a significant number of images, or re-post entire blog posts, or a combination of these things. I generally don’t mind translations as long as they keep true to the content (though in most cases I probably wouldn’t be able to tell.)

All Other Uses: My illustrations cannot be used in any other way (including print, merchandise, books, for sale or profit) without explicit permission.  Please contact me if you have a budget would like to use one or more images of mine. License fees/royalties may apply for use of images depending on desired use. Because of the time involved with managing image use & licensing and the value of the work I am unable to facilitate no/low budget requests. (Why? Read this.)

 

38 Responses to “About”

  • i couldn’t disagree more: awesome boots are totally fine for biking

  • Hey!
    I adore the illustrations and topics you’ve got going here, keep up the awesome work!

    I used to live in Somerville! Back in the 90’s for a few years. In Sydney Australia now.

    Anyway, kudos from fellow cyclist round the world.

    P.

  • omg! bikeyface your art is the coolest!
    im making some zines / flyers for atlanta’s cyclist community, all 100% free
    would you be cool with us using some images?

    you can check out our community bike shop (based out of the homeless shelter) at facebook.com/SHIFTbikes

    ty so much and keep up the good work!!!
    – Jonah

  • I love what you’re doing with Bikeyface! Great message, great style, great humor!
    from a fellow Somervillan from Union Square, Lenni Armstrong (Somerville Climate Action Depaving Organizer)

  • Wow, I just found your blog somehow and I love it! I always advocate cycling for fun, because it is meant to be enjoyed. Your posts and comics really sum up how it should feel to really enjoy biking and life.

    Thanks and keep up the good work! You’ve inspired me to write about how fun biking is, so I’ll definitely credit you for that.

    Oh, and I love Boston! Came with my wife in 2012 and it was amazing. One of the best cities we’ve been to and will definitely be renting bikes next time.

  • We got something in common besides wanting to become an expect at everything and a master of some — we both started our blogs in 2011.

  • Besides wanting to become a jack-of-all-trades and a master of some, we both have something else in common: we started our blog in the year 2011.

  • Fiona

    Really love your work. So insightful and spot on.
    Let me know if you would ever like a guide in Sydney Australia.
    Fiona

  • Your blog rules! I just stumbled upon it today and could relate to every single cartooon.
    Thanks! Keep making more :)

    -From Montreal, QC

  • Just following along with this line of post and wanted everyone to know that there are more and more of us from all walks of life, from all over this country, and on a global scale who are thinking alike and taking action at multiple levels and across government agencies, businesses, nonprofit organizations and, of course, the most important level of all, as individuals. Together we are looking to social media outlets such as Bikeyface – and even my own blog, http://www.carfreememphis.blogspot.com – to give us some social relief – perhaps even some social justice – that we truly deserve. Let’s not give up now or ever and do not give in until we have achieved the utopia that we so rightly desire!

  • I was searching the web for bicycle face because I am working on promo for my band, Bicycle Face! Check us out!! It’s sorta like historic feminist children’s music with a transgender witchy quaker anarchist flair. I’d love it if we could use some of your illustrations, let’s collaborate!! Check out “Pants!: The Mini-Musical” first, I think you’d be in to it!

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