I am currently working on a new graphic novel with the working title Dark Matter, which is a project I conceived during an artist residency in Salzburg. I have been thinking a lot about historical narratives (more personally but also collectively) and how they become embodied, muscle and behavioral memory. It makes me think about submerged memory and ambiguous loss as a process of bodily fermentation. I want to explore how the medium of graphic novel can make this chemical, biological, mystical longing visible to a broader audience.
Since I was a child I have always longed to create a comic-graphic novel and, although I did not take the path of becoming an illustrator in my 20’s, I never stopped reading comics. I am excited to be investing my time on a new creative path because it represents a whole world of possibilities for storytelling and collaborations with other artists. I am currently on track to self published my first graphic novel in 2018. Until then, I look forward to shutting myself in the little studio over the long winter.
Below are a few sample pages of the work in progress.