So what do I like to draw? I draw slice of life comics with a pinch of magical realism, urban dreams, and social dystopias. I draw on the Mexican-American experience as a first-generation American, on gender and racial identity, and on inequalities reflected in our real, imagined, and urban structures. I draw about tiny living, on YIMBY-ism, and spatial justice in the U.S., on crossing and learning from cultural boundaries, as well as many other projects cooking up in my mind.
IntentI am opening this account as a formal entry for myself into the "art world." I'm crossing a threshold into the world as Creator, Maker, Doodler.
- Twenty fifteen is the year I dove into nibs...ink on bristol rather than on bargain sketchbook paper and whatever pen I could find.
- Twenty fifteen is the year I have drawn a myriad of tiny houses, filling them with little characters with little lives.
- Twenty fifteen is the year I have broken out of my shell through medication and therapy, and I am ready to seize days, develop talents, improve my style, and start telling stories.
- Twenty fifteen is also the year I find that my lines need work, my vision needs editing, my knife needs filing, and my toolkit needs updating.
Pledging will mean I will be able to:
- Purchase art supplies, such as ink, bristol board, nibs, craft paper, and occasionally markers
- Offset printing costs (zines, posters)
- Address and foster a community (you!)
- Find inspiration (you are a motivator!)
At this point, the last two points are the most important. We make not only for self, but to communicate an idea outside the self- the story of us as human beings on this blue marble of a planet.
For your consumption...Forgetting that one's platter of projects grows infinitely, I plan to finish the following in the next two years: All my patrons get pdfs.
- Witchaus - Issue 1 & 2 [Issue #1 is finished!]
a comic on the curse of leaving home and being true to yourself - planned to be a five part series
- PLANET HOP - Issue 1 & 2 [Issue #1 is finished!]
a cyberpunk immigration story following Manya on the utopian planet Neat
- 907: End of the Road
a comic written by Spencer and Graham Tordoff on the post-apocalypse living on in Alaska
- Renter's Guide to City Development #1 (DADU'S AND DA-DON'TS) and #2 (LIVABILITY AND MICROHOUSING) [ #1 is finished!]
passing on what I've learned in architecture and urban activism- what makes a good neighborhood and community? written alongside my activism and advocacy with the Capitol Hill Renter's Initiative and beyond
- NIMBY ~bingo~
satire piece on what precious NIMBYists say on development and city life
- Affect (working title)
a card game about navigating negativity with the help of your community
- And on the third day...(working title)
a map-drawing collaborative story game about regrets, perception, and the end of the world