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Young George Washington and His Horse

  Taking history for granted is easy. The American Revolution, the bloody beginning of our nation, was fought over two centuries ago. It’s easy to lock those patriots in the past, to regard them as stuffy white guys who built a government that currently can’t get its act together. But there’s more to our founding [...]

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Divinatory Branding: An Interview with Suzette Smith

Suzette Smith is an artist and cartoonist living and working in Portland, OR. An enthusiastic and supportive member of Portland’s independent comics community, her comics explore murky areas of personal experience and imagination with wry, defiant wit. She will be leading a workshop at The Projects, a festival of experimental comics and narrative arts happening [...]

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GHOST OF MEMORY

    Alexxander Dovelin is an illustrator, writer from the internet. Crafting between tea breaks, Alex draws on personal experience and metaphor to produce poems, short stories, and pseudo-philosophies. You’ll find him scribbling over in Portland, OR.

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Slight Breeze

Unless I have some precise sequence or starting point in mind, which is rather uncommon, I like to start from a single image or reference. From there I try and think about the story that that particular image tells me, what kind of atmosphere it creates, what kind of mood is imbedded in it. It’s [...]

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Solo Dance

Usually I need to have a lot of space to tell a story—I drag things out and spend pages just having a character enter and exit a room. Part of what I like to do is have the template of a story—often a really simple story—serve as this concrete backdrop that I can to push [...]

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