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Monday, June 6, 2022

Whose Line, Dr. Quinn?

Before I started my Drawing Breath comic, drawing comics directly about my life and experiences, I drew a series of comics about my life and experiences through the interaction and conversations of my comic characters, kind of Mystery Science Theater 3000 style. I find it actually very healing as it allows me to step out of my head and observe my life from the outside as if it were a sitcom or something, bringing that extra little mental space for a healthy perspective. Plus it allows me to laugh at myself and remind me of the wider story arc and Hero's Journey that is my life. As Oscar Wilde said, "Life is too important to be taken seriously." With my trio of commentators, that is not a problem.

As of late I've gotten drawn into (literally) comics that are more involved and longer to finish, which is great, although it leaves little room for the fun day-in-the-life kind of comics that chronicle more of the inner workings and daily idiosyncrasies of my life that I love and miss doing. I am committing myself to at least a couple times a week drawing those comics which reflect more accurately the underlying vitality that makes up my life and supports those longer, more involved story lines. 

It's amazing what you can learn about yourself by drawing comics! 

p.s. There's an inside joke here in that I've realized over the years that, if I'm stressed out I tend to watch endless hours of Whose Line Is It Anyway, and if I'm dealing with romantic/heartbreak issues I tend to watch endless hours of Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman. :)

Friday, May 20, 2022

Dismem-Boar-Ment page 24

Here is the 24th page in my comic chronicle of last year's Vision Quest, in particular the part where I encountered Herne. To read the entire comic thus far, please click on the Dismem-boar-ment label below, and to read just the section about Herne, click on the Herne label below. Thank you!


Saturday, May 7, 2022

Dismem-Boar-Ment page 23

Continuing with the story of last year's Vision Quest, and my meeting with Herne the Hunter. To read the entire series thus far, please click on the Dismem-boar-ment label below, and to read just the Herne portion, click on the Herne label. 


Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Dismem-Boar-Ment page 22

At the beginning of the comic, when I connected with Artemis, I figured enough people were familiar enough with Greek mythology that she probably didn't need an introduction. On my last comic page in this series, however, I introduced Herne the Hunter, and knowing that not as many people had heard of him, an introduction seemed appropriate.

I still remember vividly the moment I first read the words "Lord of the Forest" because they resonated so deeply inside me. There is a tightly knit web within me of my love of animals and nature, of camping and archery, of childhood heroes (Tarzan, Daniel Boone, Davy Crocket, Robin Hood) and my matron goddess Artemis, of the wild and innocent Unicorn heart that beats in my chest. Herne, the Lord of the Forest, is hard-wired into me. He's who I want to be when I grow up, which makes the pages immediately following this one so extremely humbling. 

Stay tuned!...

To read all the previous pages of this series, click on the Dismem-boar-ment label below.


Sunday, April 3, 2022

Dismem-Boar-Ment page21

Page 21 of my chronicle of last year's Vision Quest, and the first page of the next mini-chapter within the whole narrative, concerning my meeting with Herne the Hunter. Stay tuned!...

Thursday, March 24, 2022

Dismem-Boar-Ment page 20

Here is the next page of my ongoing chronicle of my Vision Quest from this past September. It's kind of an in-between page, holding space between the Oak Bear story and the next little adventure. I'm already signed up for for this coming September's quest, so I'm hoping to have this all finished before then. :) 


Wednesday, March 9, 2022