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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dr. fox and the old man’s cabbage

After a bit of a hiatus to move from one home to the next, I returned to comics with an adaptation of “The Fox Physician” from Aleksandr Afanasyev’s Russian Fairy Tales. The format echoes that of Rodolphe Töpffer, one of the first documented comic strip artists. I chose a loose, quick style so that I could create and release the complete comic ongoing within a relatively small time frame (nine days). My adaptation of the story itself is, for the most part, direct; I adjusted a few words here and there for clarity, and I added the final line to help tie the tale together. The visuals, of course, are all my own.

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

Square MarketDr. Fox and the Old Man’s Cabbage
$3.00 + tax and shipping
8.5′ x 11′
16 pages
Grayscale
2014

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