Strange News From Another Star
Afrodisiac Covers by Jim Rugg
Damon & Michael Horovitz at the Teenage Cancer Trust gig tonight by Yoi Mok
The Red Umbrella Project, a sex workers’ rights advocacy group, is sending out postcards to politicians with illustrations of interviews of sex workers’ experiences with the unfair NYC “Carrying condoms as evidence of prostitution” law. RUP director Audacia Ray sent me this text from an interview with “a 22-year-old person who identified as black, Puerto Rican, and gender non‐conforming.” I hope I did this person justice with these drawings.
Sex workers’ rights is an issue extremely close to my heart, so I was very happy to do this job. Big thanks to this person for sharing their story (not sure of their pronouns), to Dacia for the job, and to Voz for recommending me (and also for every time she gives me a good compassionate kick in the ass when I’m off-base about anything, and really everything she posts).
Using an isometric grid can be a powerful way to create stunning hexagonal repeat patterns. The basic idea is to play around with the interstices formed by the cross-lines of the grid … or by drawing lines between the cross-points. The more complex the elements become, the more subtle ways there are to play with color. Coloring leads to the possibility of rendering patterns in 3-D by using variations of light, medium and dark tones (the “tumbling block” effect, as quilters like to call it). These patterns all came out of isometric grid play.
The Deathworld Trilogy
Art by Richard Corben
Foolish Games (1997) :: Jewel