Introducing Bumantha

Hello all!  Five years ago I wrote a goofy little story about a woman who meets a stranger and her life (and couch) is forever altered.

I’ve now edited and converted that story into a series of four comics that I will show you in the coming weeks.  I hope you have as much fun reading them as I did writing them.

Here’s the first part to get you started!


Detective Opal (Unofficial Private Eye)

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Some of you may remember my dynamic duo from last year, Opal and her tiny cow (who has been simply renamed “Tiny Cow”).  Well this year I put together a pitch for a point-and-click style storybook game!

I’ll only show a few tidbits here for reasons I’m sure you understand, but if you’re interested in working with me on this, email me!  I’d love to collaborate with someone who knows how to put together apps, as I think this idea would really work on digital tablets.

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A filthy-yet-charming American city in the early 1900s, Grenadine is home to a colorful cast of characters.  All of them are possible perpetrators of various crimes ranging from minor to major.  Alternate endings reveal a different culprit each time!

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What excites me about this project most is there isn’t a single character that I feel lukewarm about.  All of them are dynamic and exciting in their own way and I’ve been having so much fun writing stories for them.  Ultimately, I do want to make this a digital, interactive game, but in the meantime I will definitely develop a little book or two.


A Day at the Zoo

The assignment was simple: show a setting in three different periods of time.  Knowing I’m more of a character-driven artist than setting-based, I chose to cover a short period of time rather than decades or centuries.

This project had to be done digitally.  I get a little lost sometimes when it comes to digital work — it lacks the common sense of traditional tools.  The professor suggested using textures as a way to bridge the gap.  Very clever!  I had fun scanning in different papers and even canvas, but ended up settling on ink splatters.

But these are way too many words.  Here’s the STUFF:

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I’ve noticed a “violent bird” theme in my projects this semester.  Entirely unplanned, believe it or not.

Happy Halloween, everyone!


When summer began, I set up an email subscription to receive a quote every day so I wouldn’t lose creative motivation.  As most resolutions go, I found myself floundering after a month or so and I decided to use these quotes more directly.  I chose a few of my favorites and just got going!  The project certainly got me back into the swing of things and I hope to do more of them.  Some of them are sized for phone screens, and you’re welcome to use them.  Click an image to view it full size.

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