David Borden is creating comics, prints, paintings, and a happier world...
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Hello, my name is David Borden and I transform difficult ideas into beautiful things

Drawing from the Graphic Novel: And Yet We Rise

I first came to this work with a graphic novel: a raw and honest look at what it means to care for someone who will not get better. It treats the subjects of disability and death frankly, but with compassion and humor, too. The novel is a love letter to one of my daughters about the life and death of her sister, Savannah.

Savannah taught me to face every day with courage, dare to laugh loudly, and love unconditionally. I realized that I should approach life as she did-- fearlessly. So, here I am. 

Current Projects:
  1. Painting portraits of people with disabilities. These folks have been marginalized and ignored for too long. Their beauty needs to be on display in vibrant oil paint.
  2. An illustrated book all about the Hidden, Magical Properties of Cats. The images will all be relief prints.
  3. Letters from the Fantastical Land of Aos. Subscribers not only get fully-illustrated letters, but can correspond with the author or any of the characters (clidk the link above to learn more).
  4. A New Comic about Medieval Monsters vs. Modern Robots
  5. and so much more...

Finished Projects:
1. Make America Purr Again, a non-political book about the wisdom of cats, written by my cat Charlie. He shows us how to heal our divisions and learn to chill.
2. Graphic Novel: And Yet We Rise.The book is essentially a long love letter to my youngest daughter about my mental, physical, and spiritual odyssey while caring for her sister with significant disabilities and dealing with the void she left when she passed away. It has been well received and filling the need of people living in isolation, loneliness, and despair as caregivers.


Portrait of Savannah
I'm often described as unconventional, irreverent, and indomitable. Help me add INDEPENDENT ARTIST to that list. You can support my projects, here on Patreon. You can pledge as little as $1 per month to as much as you like. Each level of support comes with rewards that you can read about in the right side-bar. However, the real reward is knowing that you are contributing to something meaningful.

If you're in Austin, Texas, you might find me scribbling away in a local cafe with a hot cup of tea. Don't be shy. Say hello, so I can thank you personally. I might even dash off a quick drawing for you. I'm grateful for your support.

“Art is hope against cynicism, creation against entropy. To make art is both an act of love and defiance.” Molly Crabapple. 
Tiers
Behind The Scenes
$1 or more per month
Thank you for being a generous supporter of the arts. As a reward, get a patron-only perspective on my work.
  • Patron-only posts of works in progress, ideas, sneak peaks, and such.
  • Email me suggestions or ideas for drawings to post... this is like a radio request show!
Electronic Letters from the Fantastical Land of Aos
$2 or more per month
Each month get a new chapter of the fully-illustrated fantasy story, "Flightless." Dragons, magic, and adventure are headed your way.
  • PDF chapter
  • Plus all previous rewards
Letters from the Fantastical Land of Aos
$3 or more per month
 Remember the joy of receiving real mail?  Once a month the next chapter of the popular, and fully-illustrated fantasy story about Assana and Kai will magically appear in your snail mail box. The Adventure has just begun...
  • Actual, paper chapter delivered each month
  • Plus access to Patron-only posts
Post ART Club
$10 or more per month
Each Month I'll create a new print that I sign, date, and mail to you as a post card. Feel free to write me back and start a conversation
  • Original, hand-printed art
  • Plus PDF download of letter story
Benfactor
$30 or more per month
 Give a person with disabilities a professional oil painted portrait. This is an incredible opportunity to give an invaluable gift to a deserving family. 
  • one 4" x 4" portrait donation
  • progress updates
  • PDF download of letter story
Give One Get One Portrait
$50 or more per month
Give one get one portrait. Give a portrait to a person with disabilities and get a portrait commission of a person of your choice
  • 4" x 4" portrait
  • Plus PDF download of letter story
Premium Member
$100 or more per month
Go to the front of the line for commissions and receive special pricing
  • Acknowledgment in all future publications
  • Become a "board member" in helping me change the world
  • Plus Give one Get One Portrait, Letter story and Art card subscriptions
Goals
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My first goal is to reach $250, so I can purchase a small printing press for the creation of limited edition prints, greeting cards, and book illustrations.
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Hello, my name is David Borden and I transform difficult ideas into beautiful things

Drawing from the Graphic Novel: And Yet We Rise

I first came to this work with a graphic novel: a raw and honest look at what it means to care for someone who will not get better. It treats the subjects of disability and death frankly, but with compassion and humor, too. The novel is a love letter to one of my daughters about the life and death of her sister, Savannah.

Savannah taught me to face every day with courage, dare to laugh loudly, and love unconditionally. I realized that I should approach life as she did-- fearlessly. So, here I am. 

Current Projects:
  1. Painting portraits of people with disabilities. These folks have been marginalized and ignored for too long. Their beauty needs to be on display in vibrant oil paint.
  2. An illustrated book all about the Hidden, Magical Properties of Cats. The images will all be relief prints.
  3. Letters from the Fantastical Land of Aos. Subscribers not only get fully-illustrated letters, but can correspond with the author or any of the characters (clidk the link above to learn more).
  4. A New Comic about Medieval Monsters vs. Modern Robots
  5. and so much more...

Finished Projects:
1. Make America Purr Again, a non-political book about the wisdom of cats, written by my cat Charlie. He shows us how to heal our divisions and learn to chill.
2. Graphic Novel: And Yet We Rise.The book is essentially a long love letter to my youngest daughter about my mental, physical, and spiritual odyssey while caring for her sister with significant disabilities and dealing with the void she left when she passed away. It has been well received and filling the need of people living in isolation, loneliness, and despair as caregivers.


Portrait of Savannah
I'm often described as unconventional, irreverent, and indomitable. Help me add INDEPENDENT ARTIST to that list. You can support my projects, here on Patreon. You can pledge as little as $1 per month to as much as you like. Each level of support comes with rewards that you can read about in the right side-bar. However, the real reward is knowing that you are contributing to something meaningful.

If you're in Austin, Texas, you might find me scribbling away in a local cafe with a hot cup of tea. Don't be shy. Say hello, so I can thank you personally. I might even dash off a quick drawing for you. I'm grateful for your support.

“Art is hope against cynicism, creation against entropy. To make art is both an act of love and defiance.” Molly Crabapple. 

Recent posts by David Borden

Tiers
Behind The Scenes
$1 or more per month
Thank you for being a generous supporter of the arts. As a reward, get a patron-only perspective on my work.
  • Patron-only posts of works in progress, ideas, sneak peaks, and such.
  • Email me suggestions or ideas for drawings to post... this is like a radio request show!
Electronic Letters from the Fantastical Land of Aos
$2 or more per month
Each month get a new chapter of the fully-illustrated fantasy story, "Flightless." Dragons, magic, and adventure are headed your way.
  • PDF chapter
  • Plus all previous rewards
Letters from the Fantastical Land of Aos
$3 or more per month
 Remember the joy of receiving real mail?  Once a month the next chapter of the popular, and fully-illustrated fantasy story about Assana and Kai will magically appear in your snail mail box. The Adventure has just begun...
  • Actual, paper chapter delivered each month
  • Plus access to Patron-only posts
Post ART Club
$10 or more per month
Each Month I'll create a new print that I sign, date, and mail to you as a post card. Feel free to write me back and start a conversation
  • Original, hand-printed art
  • Plus PDF download of letter story
Benfactor
$30 or more per month
 Give a person with disabilities a professional oil painted portrait. This is an incredible opportunity to give an invaluable gift to a deserving family. 
  • one 4" x 4" portrait donation
  • progress updates
  • PDF download of letter story
Give One Get One Portrait
$50 or more per month
Give one get one portrait. Give a portrait to a person with disabilities and get a portrait commission of a person of your choice
  • 4" x 4" portrait
  • Plus PDF download of letter story
Premium Member
$100 or more per month
Go to the front of the line for commissions and receive special pricing
  • Acknowledgment in all future publications
  • Become a "board member" in helping me change the world
  • Plus Give one Get One Portrait, Letter story and Art card subscriptions