COMICS, ZINES AND OTHER PROJECTS


STEAMED VEGGIES:

A slice-of-life, semi-autobiographical comic strip (except when it isn't) focusing on real-life stories of friendship and honest discussions of creative and existential anxiety. You can find all of the comics here.

ABOUT:

A series of daily journal comics. You can find all of the comics here.

SONGS TO HEAL TO:

A collection of essays about music, healing, and sitting with your feelings. Written in May 2020 for Chicago Zine Fest's online events. You can find the entire zine on Twitter here.

DICHOTOMY:

A mini-comic about making things anyway. Published in November 2018. You can read it here.

FIREWOOD:

A three-part comic finished in August 2017 reflecting on MaxFunCon East 2016, friendship, meeting people you admire, and moments that can define an entire year. You can find the comic here.

HOMETOWN GHOSTS:

A comic finished in May 2016 reflecting on life a year after college; on meaning, creative and emotional listlessness, and breaking down self-made barriers to create your life. Hometown Ghosts is a 21-page comic, avaliable for pay-what-you-want download on Gumroad.

PAPER CRANES:

My BFA thesis project, completed at Bowling Green State University in 2015--an interactive visual novel that follows the story of Hase, a young, troubled rabbit girl, as she attempts to escape from the Cells, a metaphysical prison crafted from her own insecurities and anxieties. It is also accompanied with research on how video game development can function as art therapy. Paper Cranes is currently avaliable for download on Gumroad, for pay-what-you-want.


ARTIST CONTRIBUTIONS

GAME GRUMPS V: AN ANTHOLOGY ZINE:

Role: Contributing Artist

A charity fanzine launched in March 2018 celebrating five years of the Youtube Let's Play group, Game Grumps. Sales of the zine and associated merchandise were donated to Child's Play. You can find out more about the zine here.

SCARY ZINE SQUAD:

Role: Project Lead/Contributing Artist

A sixty artist charity fanzine launched in October 2017 centering around the Youtube Let's Play group, Scary Game Squad (consisting of Jesse Cox, Michael Davis, Jirard Kahlil and Alex Faciane). Sales of the zine and associated merchandise raised over $4000 for the Make-a-Wish Foundation. You can find out more about the zine here.

KIRBY ZINE LAND:

Role: Project Lead/Contributing Artist

A hundred artist charity fanzine launched in May 2017 celebrating Kirby's 25th birthday. Sales of the zine and associated merchandise raised over $2000 for the Meals on Wheels America, a non-profit organization supporting community-based senior nutrition programs across the country. You can find out more about the zine here.

SUPER ZINE BROS.:

Role: Project Lead/Contributing Artist

A forty artist charity fanzine centering around the Youtube Let's Play group, Super Beard Bros. (consisting of Jirard Kahlil and Alex Faciane). Sales of the zine and associated merchandise raised over $3000 for the Alzheimer's Association, a non-profit American health organization which focuses on care, support and research for Alzheimer's disease. You can find out more about the zine here.

GAME GRUMPS COMMUNITY CELEBRATION ART BOOK:

Role: Contributing Artist

A hundred artist charity art book celebrating three years of the Youtube Let's Play group, Game Grumps. Physical versions of the book were sold in July 2015 by the Game Grumps during a charity livestream, which benefited Healing Horse Therapy Center, a non-profit organization that helps rehabilitate veteran and those with special needs through horse therapy. A free digital version can be found here.

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