Trees One

I live in rainy Seattle where I make comics using primarily collage technique. I like cutting up paper and pasting the shapes together in order to build characters and setting—watching a layered story take shape in the process.  In addition to making small comic books out of these stories, I am working on a longer narrative (part memoir, part fairy tale) about end-of-life care and its subsequent grief and pain.  Weaving together traditional comics with collage technique and developing an assortment of characters (a girl with tree branches growing out of her chest, a sheep in wolf’s clothing, a not-so-abominable snowman who reigns over the forest, to name a few), it will explore not only loss of body, but of text, language, and of the narratives we come across or write in our own heads every day. For more background, this first blog post explains this website, the comics I’m creating, and how I got here.  Thank you for stopping in.


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A couple weeks ago, the local comics collective The Hand had an event to debut their first zine collection. The collective has an exciting mission: “to use ink, fold paper, grasp new ideas, make fists, and old other hands.”  I was honored to be invited to read some of my comics alongside the members of the collective that evening.

For the last few readings I’ve done, I’ve been reading excerpts from the book-in-progress. This time, I decided that the book is in something of a too-scattered state currently (normal, I’m guessing, given the place I am in writing it) and decided to read some largely unshared work all related to my dream life. Included in this reading were a collection of images of creatures who visit my dreams, like

creatures004 and creatures002.

I also shared an illustrated dream, which you can read here.

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