Reliquary: A Graphic Novel

Death: detail

Reliquary is the working title of my current project. It is memoir-style graphic novel about AIDS, death, my dear friend Jimmy Dohr, and walking the Camino de Santiago.  

The images below show my process to creating a page, from a rough drawing through to finished art. Since this is sample art, what appears in the finished book may not be exactly like this, but it gives a sense of my style and way of working.

In this project, I combine scratchboard-style art (used for death or surreal events) with straight up pen and ink  representing daily life.