The Rangeroads, 201
We Don’t Go Through the Angelgrass
In a certain country, in a certain swath of land, there was a town in the palm of a Gulch. Angelgrass grew on the crest of the circular valley surrounding: pearlescent and shifting, like a rainbow made of pondwater. Anyone who ventured in was not seen again. Cornflower has lived in the town all their life like almost everyone else. But when their best friend Jasper disappears, they are compelled to descend into the dark histories and dreamlike workings of The Gulch, and themselves.
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my favourite girl that I never see
my favourite girl that I never see, 2019, formerly Chizine Publications.
My favourite girl that I never see is the story of a backwoods witch. Rejected by her closest friend, Ori exiles herself on a hermitage deep in the boreal forest outside the town of Boyle. One day while testing her powers at the old Lutheran church, she meets Gideon, a member of the local youth group who holds extensive knowledge on local botany and an obsession with the occult. As Gideon and Ori trade knowledge, they form a tenuous friendship.
As the season grows darker, Ori encounters burnt symbols on trees, disemboweled crows and beer cans in geometric arrangements: all signs that another witch is working in the area. As markers of dark magic infest the landscape, midnight conferences are held in the red light of the church basement. In rich, autumn watercolour, this prairie folktale traces Ori’s paranoid path through the lonely, marshy forest. Isolation, heartbreak and ritual interweave online and IRL as Ori tries to identify her true friends and hold onto the version of reality she knows.
The Rangeroads, 2016.
The Rangeroads is a graphic novel that follows Cai Monkman, a Cree-Metis teenager who becomes lost in the network of rangeroads outside her hometown in rural Alberta. The roads morph into a place both familiar and strange as she travels, encountering spirits, albino moose, and haunted pioneer shacks. At the same time, two lab assistants from the Beaverlodge Research Station investigate the sudden levitations of barley crops and a prophetic voice that phases in and out on a Grande Cache Radio station.
lo priestess, 2016
lo priestess, 2016.
This comic was created in the summer of the year 2016 for Frank Santoro’s Comic Workbook Composition Competition.
The story explores classic summertime themes of spirituality, depression, isolation, idleness, and transformation.
Follow a sad girl out her silent summer house and down the muggy backroads at night. Follow her on a bike as sentient garbage dances through the ditch-trees.
Pierre Grey’s Lakes, 2013
Pierre Grey’s Lakes
Pierre Grey’s Lakes, 2013.
PIERRE GREY’S LAKES follows a girl (Sidney) and her three friends as they reunite for the first time in five years on a dreary, disorienting camping trip at Pierre Grey’s Lakes. Discouraged by distances between them, Sidney hides behind neuroticism and judgement as a strange, malevolent spirit-heart materializes in the landscape.
Field Guide: Summer 2011, 2012
Field Guide: Summer 2011, 2012.