Here is a sign I saw at the post office a few weeks ago that I found inspring:
And now here is my own, more colorful version of it:
A sneak preview: I’m re-printing Pedagogy as Dissent in time for Stumptown Comics Fest. For those of you unfamiliar, this was my undergraduate thesis. It details my adventure of researching quotidian narrative in radical comics, specifically the comics of artist Nicole Schulman. While the comic itself is the same, the cover art and other design aspects will be slightly different this time around.
The second edition covers (pictured below) were printed at Flight 64 Studio in Portland.
For a few months, I’ve been wanting to create posters exploring self care and communities of care. While I haven’t started the self care poster series (yet!), I recently finished the below poster, Estamos Conectados/We Are Connected, to raise funds for the Allied Media Conference‘s Healing Together Network Gathering.
Each character represents a different kind of healing. (Going clockwise)
-the character in the top right is a herbalist (hence the lavender and chamomile in each hand).
-the character on the bottom right is a food maker/healer through food.
-the character on the bottom left is a singer/poet/healer with words.
-and the character on the top left corner is a listener, an advice giver, and also a healer with words.
The light blue lines show the connection and support for each other through their healing practices while also taking care of themselves.
For those interested in the Allied Media Conference, it takes place every year in Detroit, MI. This year it runs June 20-23rd. I went a couple of years ago and met some really great folks working on wonderful, innovative projects towards media justice and radical social change. I recommend going if you can!
As soon as these posters are for sale, I will post details so you can support a wonderful group of people doing amazing work!
Some lucky person who placed an order is going to get this package.
Here is my latest, a six layer screenprint i’ve titled Untangle Your Fears. It is also the first page from Jade to be turned into a print. (pardon the dumb phone/photobooth quality of these photos, I’ll be posting better ones soon!)
The two photos below show the rubylith I’ve been working on for the past week and a half. Working on just this part added up to about 16ish hours.
The prints drying at Flight 64 Studio in Portland.
The print up close (I promise to post a better photo later!)
If things go smoothly, these will be up in my online shop by the end of the week.