What was initially to be a short volunteer research project into a Vancouver cold case to support a theory championed by a retired homicide detective, became, for me [and continues … Continue reading Shaping non-fiction characters.
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.
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.
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
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
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!
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
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
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
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…”
MOLLY- the graphic novel —
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