Comics about daily life with a geriatric schnauzer.
While I am not a religious person, the figures of Christian mythology are both useful and fun; their basic stories are known by most people in Western society, giving a ready base to build stories off of.
This comic, Adam's Request, is the first in a series featuring the characters of Adam, Eve, and God. These stories endeavor to put a new spin on the explanatory stories of the old testament, by looking at human anthropology and sociology through the lens of magic and humor.
About Adam's Request
One thing that always annoyed me about the Old Testament tale of Eve's genesis is that she was "created from Adam's rib". That always rang false; wouldn't men have fewer ribs than women if ancient people were asserting that the first woman was made of a man's rib? A friend of mine brought up the fact, however, that in older translations of the text, the wording was much more oblique, and Eve was simply stated to have been "created from Adam's bone." As humans throughout the millennia have been butchering every other mammal they could, the originators of the genesis myth would no doubt be intrigued by an anomaly of the human man's anatomy; while all other mammals have a bone in their penis, men make do without. How, they may have wondered, can man be alone in this, and why?
A short series exploring feelings evoked by the sound of the cicada.
Pen and ink, watercolor.
January 20, 2017
Creatures I met in the woods the night of January 20, 2017
Pysanky of Mandalas
Egg decoration is an ancient art that transcends geography, culture, and method. Commonly known as "Ukrainian eggs," the wax-resist process called pysanky was well established throughout the Slavic regions of Europe long before the introduction of Christianity.
The mandala is not among the visual vocabulary of traditional Ukrainian pysanky, but these pysanky move away from tradition. The colors are muted, natural. The patterns appear complex, but being built of simplicity, they echo the satisfying completeness and wholeness of an egg itself, as well as the promise of infinitely varying life within it.
This set won 2nd place in the Minnesota State Fair Pysanky competition in August 2017.
Harold the Cat
Harold the Cat is a collection of single-panel comics created between 2010- 2012.