lewburn: a zine about Lewiston Auburn, Maine

I’m excited to share a recent indie publication I was part of with some artist and musician friends in the Lewiston Auburn, Maine area. It’s a quarterly zine we’re calling lewburn that will document the old neighboring mill cities through the lenses of art and music. This first issue is a summer retrospective focused on cultivation. Take a look:

My contributions include an interview with an Auburn-based permaculturist, the zine’s final layout, and helping with overall development (theme, etc.). Follow lewburn happenings and experience additional content on Facebook @lewburn.

Reimagining Alice

Last year I developed a series of illustrations derived from Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and its later companion, Through the Looking Glass, and What Alice Found There. Thanks to this process I discovered an interesting connection between Carroll and psychologist Carl Jung, and I reflected on the relationship between obsession and the creative process.

View the illustration series and read my reflections.

Illustration series: crowd walking strategies

I recently did some illustration work for a friend from my Arkansas days. He’s in New York now and working on a multimedia project about population density. Hence, walking strategies.

Check out the final videos.

The Chicken
Crowd Walking Strategies: The Chicken
The Cover
Crowd Walking Strategies: The Cover
The Creeper Waltz
Crowd Walking Strategies: The Creeper Waltz
The Weave
Crowd Walking Strategies: The Weave
The Screw This
Crowd Walking Strategies: The Screw This

what’s up with rabbit’s computer?

Part of my graduate work with fairy and folk tales led me to make this comic adaptation of the Masai folk tale, “Who’s in Rabbit’s House?” (for those who keep up with children’s illustrated books, you’ll notice references to the previous adaptation by Verna Aardema). The comic follows a performative format like you’d see in Carousel Comics; in other words, each panel has its own page to better control the story’s rhythm.

Update: The comic is now published and available for sale!

PayPalWhat’s Up with Rabbit’s Computer?
$5.00 + tax and shipping
6.5′ x 4.5′
40 pages
BW w/ C cover
2014

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watterson, crumb, and conversations of 1

This comics essay recaps reflections I made during my graduate program about cartoonists and audience, including an unexpected connection between cartoonists I had never held in the same light. I chose a straightforward layout, partly to account for the essay format’s consistent narration, but also as an additional reference to the work of R. Crumb.

Update: The comic is now published and available for sale!

Square MarketWatterson, Crumb, and Conversations of 1
$2.00 + tax and shipping
8.875′ x 8.5′
8 pages
Grayscale
2014

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