1. “Liberty in Motion, page 1.” This piece is part of a multi-page comic in a short, four book run. The comic itself is named “Liberty in Motion.” This piece is the first page and depicts an unhappy crowd who has gathered at the base of the Statue of Liberty to express their fear over the current and very oppressive political climate. The flags displayed represent the following minorities and issues: Black lives matter, the transgender flag, the American flag, the pride flag, the earth day flag and, in the center, the autism flag. This piece was created on a Wacom Cintiq, in August of 2017 expressly for my portfolio for this class (CMST495).
2. “Midterms are coming…” This is a political cartoon, created April, 2017 for personal use and political commentary. My Congressman has voted for some very anti-environment, anti-LGBTQIA legislation and I felt the need to remind him who he works for. This was created in Smith Micro’s Clip Studio Paint software using my Wacom Cintiq 22” pen display and pen. It was originally used solely on social media (Twitter and Facebook) and may be the reason my Congressman illegally blocked me; blocking constituents on social media is a violation of their first amendment rights. And it is because of this drawing and him blocking me that I am filing a lawsuit against him. 3. “Self cartoon.” This piece was created in February of 2017 for self-use on an iPad Pro using the Adobe Draw app. Originally, I intended to use it only for practice but I liked how it turned out so much that use it as my lock screen on my iPad. Eventually, I began using it as my avatar on several web forums and although it is probably my weakest piece, because I think it is terribly cute and is one of the first successful pieces I was able to produce on my iPad with my Apple Pencil, I decided to include it. 4. “Twin baby penguins” was created for my friend Caity and her husband Ryan; they announced she was having twins, August 2, 2017 and both love penguins so as an early gift, I drew this illustration. It was drawn and colored using my Wacom Cintiq pen display and Clip Studio Paint using only the pencils, charcoal for coloring. All the line art was done with the “for effect” pen. This was my first attempt using Clip Paint Studio to color anything in a very long time and I liked how the charcoal pencil tool worked. Although not 100 percent similar to actual charcoal, it makes an interesting pattern and this is why I chose to include it. (Also, I like to think it’s really cute).