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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IN THE MEDIA
- Momentum Magazine: BikeStyle Profile
- Boldfacers Profile
- Lovely Bicycle!: The Face Behind Bikeyface
- Boston Bikes: Cyclist of the Week Profile
- Cycle Style Boston Profile
- Business Insider: A Boston Biker Documents Her Daily Commute
- BostInno: How One Local Blogger is Putting a Comedic Spin on Biking in Boston
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.)