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.
- 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.
- An illustrated book all about the Hidden, Magical Properties of Cats. The images will all be relief prints.
- 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).
- A New Comic about Medieval Monsters vs. Modern Robots
- and so much more...
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 SavannahI'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.