Monday, November 11, 2013
When I Dream
About a year ago I had a dream that I made this comic. In my dream, I sat down, wrote, and painted the first page of the comic. When I awoke the next morning I could still picture the comic vividly in my mind and decided that I needed to make the comic in real life. Since then I have been working on it in my free time. It has gone through a couple of revisions, but the first page is pretty much what I dreamed. Since the initial page idea, it grew into a comic about the things we can not control in life.
Around the time that I was finishing When I Dream, a family member was diagnosed with breast cancer. I had already been considering selling some of the original artwork, but this spurred me to use all of the profit from any artwork I sell from this comic to donate to the American Cancer Society. I currently have six of the pages framed and ready to hang. Including the frame, the dimensions of the artwork measure 16.5" x 19" and have a wire on the back.
I have a store for ordering the artwork set up here. Or you can just order it through email. At the moment I can only send the art to the continental United States. Or if you are in Los Angeles I could probably just hand it to you.
If there is a page that you are interested in that is not listed in the store, please email me.
A huge thank you to Nick Avallone and Nyssa Shaw for reading drafts of the comic and providing feedback. Another big thanks to Melissa Cell who patiently posed for several of the panels and lent her web site making skills to the store.
When I Dream was painted with Winsor & Newton Artist's Watercolors and inked with Faber-Castell Artist pens, Staedtler Pigment Liners, and Copic Markers.