Dark + Light. Cool + Warm. Reflect + Project. Moon + Sun. Yin + Yang.
I was asked to contribute to Dark Horse Comics’ Once Upon a Time Machine anthology, and was thrilled at the prospect of tackling the theme of futuristic fairy tales. So I chose the Chinese legend of Chang’e, the goddess of the moon.
Originally, I wanted to do Red Riding Hood, but apparently that had been chosen several times over. And on a whim, I did a Tarot reading for something unrelated and drew the XVII. Moon card — which in my deck (The Goddess Tarot), was represented by Chang’e. Serendipitous, one might say.
Featured as the back cover in Image Comics’ ELEPHANTMEN #36.
The title, “Unicorn”, was derived from the initial mistake from European explorers that rhinocerii were actually unicorns. I kept this in mind as I designed Sahara’s headdress and the overall feel of the unicorn-and-maiden legend…
Prints available for purchase here.
Painted as a cover for Hadron Colliderscope
The ubiquity of transhumanism and artifice assailing our natural world, with a saccharine exterior to soften the blow.
Judgement of Patrick
Writer: Michael Vincent Bramley
Artist: Alice Meichi Li
Editor: Brandon Montclare
A 2-page splash layout for comics anthology, Reading With Pictures, meant to incorporate the concept of education. We chose to go with a twist on the classical Greek myth, The Judgement of Paris, wherein the protagonist must choose which goddess was most beautiful between Athena, Hera, and Aphrodite.
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London is Burning
“I will show you fear in a handful of dust.”
“A woman drew her long black hair out tight
And fiddled whisper music on those strings”
Inspired by T.S. Eliot’s “The Waste Land”, with subconscious recollection of John Constantine’s appearance in Sandman.
Death & Dream
I designed their clothing to pay homage to little revelatory symbols about their characters.. Such as how the “Death” card in the Vertigo Tarot was holding a blue rose, and Daniel was often pictured with poppies (symbolic of dreams for its narcotic nature). This also obviously includes the ankh sigils, Daniel’s emerald (as opposed to Morpheus’ ruby), and the ruby sleeve design I always loved from his original costume. Toss in a dash of Visual Kei/Gothic Lolita (especially because I love those cute little EGL tophats) inspiration, and here we are. I’ve got tons of love for the classic 80’s punk look, but I figure they’d want to update their wardrobes a bit since then.
Inspired by Darren Aronofsky’s film and graphic novel.
“Now the Serpent was more subtle than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made. And he said unto the woman, ‘Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every Tree of the garden?’” - Genesis 3:1
“Noli me tangere.” - John 20:17