The following writing is adapted from a seminar presentation for a course on graphic life narratives at the University of Winnipeg. Background Nat Turner was an African American slave who led a violent revolt on several plantations in Southampton County, Virginia in late August 21-22, 1831. These revolts resulted in the murder of approximately 57 … Continue reading Hero and Villain: The Construction of Autobiographical Slave Narrative in Kyle Baker’s Nat Turner
This summer I have been rereading a few classic children's fantasy books, and creating oil pastel drawings in response. This one is for Alice's Adventures in Wonderland written by English mathematician Charles Lutwidge Dodgson under the pseudonym Lewis Carroll. Next, Diana Wynne Jones!
This paper examines the possibility of using google statistics to mine data for updating the library catalogue and design of the library as a diverse community space. This paper also examines the possibility of using library member-generated data to improve the library catalogue, collection, and space. This paper is expanded from Research Methods coursework at … Continue reading Minding User Desires: Updating the Universal Library Catalogue and Library Space Using Google Statistics for Data Mining
A spooky zine made on a spooky night with the background sounds of a thunderstorm. You can access the pdf here: Baba Yaga Zine
A new zine about planets! Illustrations made with oil pastels. You can access this zine by clicking here: Planets Zine
Leonora Carrington The female surrealists are some of my favorite artists. I immediately felt drawn to their work when I happened upon them several years ago. They seemed fearless at illustrating and painting their experiences, desires, and dreams in an effort to understand their realities. They were early autobiographers and visual diarists, and they made … Continue reading The Female Surrealists
A new short zine with a few tales from childhood. Galapaloons is what my brother used to call the characters I made up in the stories I wrote, because they had very long silly names. You can access it here and also on the Zine page > Galapaloons Zine This zine was also inspired by … Continue reading Galapaloons 1