two-spirit Laxsgyiik Ts'msyen artist & writer-poet
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i am an illustrator, formline & visual designer, and comic artist; my focuses are animals & nature, anthro & fantasy, and narrative works such as abstract & traditional comics, zines, and poetry. i love creating harmonious palettes, strong shapes, and cel-style shading & colouring.i was raised on Ktunaxa territory in BC, canada, and currently live on Akimel O'odham & Pee Posh lands in arizona, USA.my original work focuses on topics of mental health, survivorship, heritage, spirituality, and social issues i am impacted by; i use animals, surrealism, and fantasy to explore these ideas in empowering & personal ways.
SEMI-REALIST ILLUSTRATION :
SEEING THE SKY THROUGH THE STORMS
an illustrated poetry zine spanning 29 pages of poems. all were written in the span from 2016-2018, in the midst of my most significant trauma recovery period so far in my life. it briefly chronicles my journey from feeling trapped in a small town with misunderstanding family, to falling in love and eloping in a different country in search of a better life. updated 11/2021 with new art and additional poems i had originally left out.
CATLAMP is my webcomic about a cat who wakes up in a world of complete darkness, other than a solitary talking lamp who they discover nearby. they set out on a journey together in hopes of finding the sun.CATLAMP is lighthearted but meaningful, narratively and visually surreal, inspired by my experiences with psychosis. it's a unique setting and a heartfelt story that features the growth of a friendship in unlikely circumstances, in a cold, confusing world. it is 192 pages divided into 13 chapters, and ran from november 21st, 2018 to january 1st, 2022.