Ducks is about part of my time working at a mining site in Fort McMurray, the events are from 2008. It is a complicated place, it is not the same for all, and these are only my own experiences there. It is a sketch because I want to test how I would tell these stories, and how I feel about sharing them. A larger work gets talked about from time to time. It is not a place I could describe in one or two stories. Ducks is about a lot of things, and among these, it is about environmental destruction in an environment that includes humans. Thank you for taking the time to read it.
Thanks to everyone who bought one of these things! They’ve all been sent out ~ I only have 2 left! - these last 2 don’t have quite as many doodles in them in the rest, so I’ve made them $25 each ~ GET IT ~
This is a “flash” comic I did for Flashed: Sudden Stories in Prose and Comics, a creative experiment that Sari Wilson and Josh Neufeld are spearheading. Participants include Nick Bertozzi, Andrea Tsurumi, Dean Haspiel, John Porcellino, Junot Diaz, Sheila Heti, and Myla Goldberg. Pressgang, an innovative small publisher out of Butler University, has invited us to put together this collection — it’ll debut in 2015.