The objects are the context from which I draw clues.

What happens when a case is very old, when much of its physical evidence is deteriorated or destroyed, and its main players long deceased?  How do we investigate? For me … Continue reading The objects are the context from which I draw clues.

Daisy’s dilemma. 1947 and dark Disney imagery.

My current book project, Molly, is a creative non-fiction tragedy that centres around a suicide in 1947. Suicides were well publicized back then, often featured on the front pages of newspapers. … Continue reading Daisy’s dilemma. 1947 and dark Disney imagery.

Molly’s confession. #graphicnovel study #openingsequence

I am going to tell the story of my life in an alphabet of ashes. – Blas de Otero — GRABLINE: He brushed the leaves aside and uncovered the most … Continue reading Molly’s confession. #graphicnovel study #openingsequence

It doesn’t stop him. My death stops him. #graphicnovel study

Recall March 7, 2013, photoshoot at Salmagundi West for my graphic novel. I am struck by the ability of my model, Jocelyn Louise, to convey, in a simple glance, the pain of … Continue reading It doesn’t stop him. My death stops him. #graphicnovel study

With a faery, hand in hand… photo shoot for the #graphicnovel at Salmagundi West!

On March 7, 2013, I was humbled at the generosity of Salmagundi West owner Anna Banner who allowed us to use her store as a back drop for our latest … Continue reading With a faery, hand in hand… photo shoot for the #graphicnovel at Salmagundi West!

“Where white is black and black is white, I won.” #graphicnovel study #crowskull

When Crow was white he decided the sun was too white. He decided it glared much too whitely. He decided to attack it and defeat it. He got his strength … Continue reading “Where white is black and black is white, I won.” #graphicnovel study #crowskull

Maybe you mistook me for an angel… #graphicnovel studies and research

Sometimes, the truths that we hold to be fixed in our culture develop a fissure, which widens into a crack, and as we watch, the mirror shatters shard by shard, … Continue reading Maybe you mistook me for an angel… #graphicnovel studies and research

… the depths of that leaf-encumbered forest, the soul… #graphicnovel study

It rasped her, though, to have stirring about in her this brutal monster! To hear twigs cracking and feel hooves planted down in the depths of that leaf-encumbered forest, the … Continue reading … the depths of that leaf-encumbered forest, the soul… #graphicnovel study

Regarding Molly- importance of working titles and “acting as if…”

As I experiment with marrying text to illustration in my graphic novel, I am working from the end backwards, creating a working title and promotional mockup. Acting as if the … Continue reading Regarding Molly- importance of working titles and “acting as if…”

The dissonance of text and illustration. Study for #graphicnovel #Molly #BabesintheWoods

MOLLY- the graphic novel —