As I work on revising my previously posted comic, I’m excited to share that I (along with many, incredible Seattle artists) will be a part of this mini-comic published by Fantagraphics Bookstore in celebration of Independent Bookstore Day (April 29th!). Cover by Handa.
Below are two articles that I’ve been thinking about like crazy as I try to figure out how to make work that focuses on the very real suffering caused by the decisions and policies of those in power, even when that suffering is not specifically my own. I admit that I’m unsure which imagery is ok for me (a white, straight, North American woman) to share. My answer in this comic was to reference images that have been widely circulated, have become a part of our collective consciousness and, for me, epitomize the calls to “not look away.” That said, I’m not sure that I got this right. Your thoughts are more than welcome.
Here are the articles:
The first in a new series I’m making about parenting and school for my daughter’s preschool.
Been making more protest signs than comics these past two weeks. I made this one with my kids. Keep it up, everyone – they will not wear us down! With love in our hearts, we resist!
A big thanks to the Seattle Weekly for running this comic during a week of such profound heartbreak and anger. Please take care of yourself, stick together, and RESIST!