I’ll see you all at the Stumptown Comics Fest this weekend in Portland, OR! I’ll be at table L-02 and I’ll also have my VERY OWN panel on Saturday at 11! (I’m bringing free coffee.)
Click to see it at full resolution - Alison’s captions are pretty great!
This was one heck of a fun assignment. Thanks to arts editor Alison Hallett and AD Justin Morrison at the Portland Mercury for trusting me with it.
If you’re in Portland this week, pick up a copy of the paper - some of the faces from this piece are also used as spot illustrations for other pieces in the loving and detailed coverage of the festival.
Ahead in the crosswalk
the little dove hobbled,
one leg gnarled beneath
as she swiveled and bobbled.
A car rolled towards her.
Her sisters all scattered -
I saw in my mind the slow crush and the splatter.
Yet before the wheel met her,
How strange to forget
that a bird could so do.
I love the way Jemma’s brain works! I tend to think in graphical blocks like this, but I rarely have the courage to draw that way.
Detail from page 285 of Family Man.
Black Style | 1880s
Studio portrait of an African American female equestrian rider from the late 1880s.