A child’s lunchbox. Heartbreaking case evidence. #graphicnovel #Vancouver @Kickstarter

PROJECT FUNDING HAS LAUNCHED on KICKSTARTER: He brushed the leaves aside and uncovered the most baffling double murder Vancouver has ever had. – The Vancouver Province April 15, 1953 – The case itself centres around two unknown children, two young brothers who deserve to be identified. — In a child’s lunch box, a mother’s thoughts. [Japanese Proverb]…

Primary sources. Molly, the #graphicnovel. #Vancouver @Kickstarter campaign

PROJECT FUNDING HAS LAUNCHED on KICKSTARTER: He brushed the leaves aside and uncovered the most baffling double murder Vancouver has ever had. – The Vancouver Province April 15, 1953 – See more links and posts about this cold case and the project at GRAPHIC NOVEL. — Primary source is a term used to describe source material that is…

A woman’s fur coat. Heartbreaking case evidence. #graphicnovel #Vancouver @Kickstarter

PROJECT FUNDING HAS LAUNCHED on KICKSTARTER: He brushed the leaves aside and uncovered the most baffling double murder Vancouver has ever had. – The Vancouver Province April 15, 1953 – In this post, I continue to share a piece of actual evidence from this cold case.  I will do it daily until our Kickstarter campaign deadline is reached on September…

anx·i·e·ty /aNGˈzī-itē/ Defined in china marker. #arttherapy #tools #honesty

Those of you that know me are familiar with my lifelong battle with anxiety.  I’m slowly learning to sit with it and let it be.  It is what it is.  It’s a part of me.  Whatever. But sometimes it paralyzes me internally and I hate when it picks away at my self-esteem.  It’s an interesting…

A child’s shoe. Heartbreaking case evidence. #graphicnovel #Vancouver @Kickstarter

PROJECT FUNDING HAS LAUNCHED on KICKSTARTER: He brushed the leaves aside and uncovered the most baffling double murder Vancouver has ever had. – The Vancouver Province April 15, 1953 – I must address why my daughter and I are championing this project.  There are many reasons besides the simple artistic one of my dream to create a…

Immersing oneself in history #graphicnovel #Vancouver @Kickstarter

PROJECT FUNDING HAS LAUNCHED on KICKSTARTER: He brushed the leaves aside and uncovered the most baffling double murder Vancouver has ever had. – The Vancouver Province April 15, 1953 — I believe that to best  research a cold case one must immerse oneself in the history of that time. I was elated to receive my order from…

Crime re-creation using small axe and melons #graphicnovel #Vancouver @Kickstarter

PROJECT FUNDING HAS LAUNCHED on KICKSTARTER: He brushed the leaves aside and uncovered the most baffling double murder Vancouver has ever had. – The Vancouver Province April 15, 1953 — From project backer, Joanna Harks: “I always felt this crime was a part of me… Every morning I look forward to these updates….. I get tears in my…

Forensic taphonomy, wound patterns, bluntforce trauma #graphicnovel #Vancouver @Kickstarter

PROJECT FUNDING HAS LAUNCHED on KICKSTARTER: He brushed the leaves aside and uncovered the most baffling double murder Vancouver has ever had. – The Vancouver Province April 15, 1953 — In 1953, the police focused on the investigation as a deliberate homicide.  As the victims were children, it is highly likely they were killed with pre-meditation and precaution but not…

Forensic facial reconstruction of unknown victims #Vancouver #graphicnovel

PROJECT FUNDING HAS LAUNCHED on KICKSTARTER: He brushed the leaves aside and uncovered the most baffling double murder Vancouver has ever had. – The Vancouver Province April 15, 1953 — The story in my graphic novel is inspired by an actual unsolved cold case.  The victims were children who at one time breathed, ate, laughed, cried and who were-…

THE CRIME SCENE. #StanleyPark #Vancouver #graphicnovel @Kickstarter @annatfabulous

He brushed the leaves aside and uncovered the most baffling double murder Vancouver has ever had. – The Vancouver Province April 15, 1953 It is difficult, yet marvelous to visit the scene.  Difficult, because my mother is no longer here to enjoy it; we went to the site religiously and maintained it with flowers and trinkets….

Molly, a story of filicide: parents killing their children. #Vancouver #graphicnovel #fundraising @kickstarter @annatfabulous

He brushed the leaves aside and uncovered the most baffling double murder Vancouver has ever had. – The Vancouver Province April 15, 1953 The story here is one of FILICIDE- the act of parents killing their children.  Child murder by a parent is an archetypal tragedy, the classic drama.  Resnick defines five categories of filicide: altruistic,…

Ready to tell the story… A Vancouver mystery. @kickstarter

I was born to tell Molly’s story.  The research phase, started in 2003,  is complete.  And now… onto the next chapter begins as we launch our Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for my graphic novel!  I am elated to partner up with my daughter, Anna, to see the project to its fruition. Note: Backers who…

Death studies no. 2; china marker, acrylic on newsprint

See also: Death studies no.1 — My art therapy has one rule:  

Death studies no. 1; china marker on newsprint

Let the drawings happen as they should, with no fear. — My art therapy has one rule:

The most beautiful book cover, ever. Eichenberg’s ‘Jane Eyre’ (1943)

This beautiful edition of Jane Eyre (Random House, 1943) was found in Fort Langley on June 5th!   I’ll let the images speak for themselves. Artist: Fritz Eichenberg THE COVER: INTERIOR SAMPLES:

Starving artist fund.

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Snippets from my 1977 Diary, Part 8 August (age 15): Maud, moving to Canada

This post dedicated to my mother, Karin, who suffered so much loss, but lived and loved so fiercely. — My Diary, 1977  SÖDERTÄLJE– translated from Swedish, word for word, unabridged, sic, ad nauseum Recall first post: My Diary 1977 For January 1977 go to: Snippets from my 1977 Diary, Part 1, January For February 1977 go to: Snippets from…

Vintage photos- perfect inspiration for the Graphic Novel.

PROJECT FUNDING HAS LAUNCHED on KICKSTARTER: He brushed the leaves aside and uncovered the most baffling double murder Vancouver has ever had. – The Vancouver Province April 15, 1953   My Graphic Novel is in the post-research, now-start-drawing phase.  I purchased some amazing photos from the ETSY shop VINTAGE WAREHOUSE.  The 1940’s style depicted is exactly the…

Fabulous vintage items arrived in the post from Dharmadejavu @Etsy for my #graphicnovel research!

I discovered a fantastic shop on ETSY: Dharmadejavu!  Re-cycled, re-used, re-loved.  Finding the following items was amazing!  Perfect source material for my graphic novel, which includes all the juicy issues round catholicism, unwed mothers, murder…! Visiting this ETSY shop is like walking through the ultimate vintage store and taking all the time you need!  Heaven!…

I am ready to tackle my graphic novel again, despite (or because of) the grief it triggers #arttherapy

I worked so closely with my mom on the research for my graphic novel.  We LOVED working on it.  LOVED IT.  For years, we would explore all the nooks and crannies around Vancouver that the story covers.  We would spend hours at Mountain View Cemetery.  I cannot regret that mom did not live to see…

The joy of ink on paper. My illuminated manuscript studies. #medieval #artfromthevault

Twitter feedback from art event participant Dale M.: Great website: Medieval Manuscript Manual Must see: Supersizers Eat Medieval!

Creativity Workshop with Lynda Barry

1. WRITING TO REMEMBER AUDIO ON YOUTUBE IN SEVERAL PARTS Creativity, imaginary friends, writing, memory, inspiration, mental health, the importance of play… I’m actually digging menopause by the way… At the centre of any artwork we do there is something alive… 2. DOODLE YOUR WAY OUT OF WRITER’S BLOCK RADIO INTERVIEW ON NPR “When it comes to…

Vintage coloring books and yearbook– graphic novel research material!

My graphic novel, MOLLY, is set in 1947.  I found these gems at Fort Langley this summer.  INSPIRATION!!!

NEW LYNDA BARRY! AAAAAAAAHHH!

She is my GOD.  She is THE ULTIMATE for me.  I can stare at one of her panels for hours. PICTURE THIS ISBN: 9781897299647 See new releases from Drawn and Quarterly: LINK

My Diary, 1977

Unless artists can remember what it was to be a little girl, they are only half complete as artist and women. – T.M. A few years back, I translated my little Holly Hobby Diary (Jan-Dec 1977) from Swedish to English for my brother as a birthday treat.  It was also an exercise for me to…

I LOVE CHINA MARKER. Especially the great colour selection from @Utrecht_Art!

I adore using China Marker.  It has the give and control I like in charcoal but without the mess.  The graphic novel quality to the mark making is appealing.  With practice, you can use eraser to create highlights and a smudging stick for shadowing, smoothing etc.  At present I am enjoying limiting the palette to…