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.
The deportation of the first DREAMer, passing a “healthcare” bill that would defund Planned Parenthood and create countless uninsured citizens, convicting a woman who dared laugh at Jeff Sessions, complete silence regarding the murder of 15-year-old Jordan Edwards . . . Every day it gets worse. It’s getting hard not to think of these men as pure evil.
This is a comic isn’t perfect, I know. But it’s a question that I’ve been asking myself a lot these days as I try to stay human.
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 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 yourselves, stick together, and RESIST!
I am so honored to be included in this paper, guest edited by Françoise Mouly, art editor of The New Yorker, and writer Nadja Spiegelman. Other Seattle contributors include Tatiana Gill, Robyn Jordan, Sarah Romano Diehl, Megan Kelso and Gillian Levine. “30,000 copies will be distributed for free on Inauguration Day, January 20, 2017, in Washington D.C. Further distribution will occur at the Women’s March on January 21st and throughout the United States.” Check out more info here.