One of my comics was briefly mentioned in a review of MCAD’s comics anthology Gutter Space. Here’s what they said:
In “An Atlas Of Monsters” Sarah Evenson uses a strong, immersive brand of storytelling, scrawling out its letters in white against a black background. Clearly influenced by Zak Sally, she makes great use of this style, creating a number of memorable images thanks to her use of negative space.
If you want, you can read the comic here
That was the summer I’ll never forget. That was the summer of bones. And this is a story we tell in the dark, a story we tell even now.
I made this gift for someone important to me, someone who I care for very much, someone who I only met relatively recently but who I feel strong friendship with. This image is a memory I wish we had together, a memory I wish that I didn’t invent, a memory I would like to someday have with this person. It’s the test print of a finished lithograph that I will publish soon combined with ink on newsprint which means it isn’t going to last.
This is how I feel about midterms, my youth, and life in general at this moment. It’s hard to take an interest in anything, even in your own wellbeing, when you’re twenty and tired and a little bit sad all the time. But that’s just what being twenty is— it’s being reckless and constantly upset and just sort of angry at everything and nothing and loving everyone around you except for yourself. I don’t know if its good or bad or what but it’s normal, whatever it is.
As a little kid I remember that I was obsessed with the idea of child monsters— what did they do? Were they scared of me? Did they love their monster parents? This watercolor offers one of the many ideas I had about what a monster child would look like, namely, like me but not like me.
Julius is both over eager and over weight. He belongs to that special age where you’re disgusting but you don’t know it yet, where you’re unappealing but you haven’t yet learned to hate yourself. That stuff comes later in life, and it will come later for Julius when he becomes an adolescent monster— angry, fierce, and greasy— but for now he is a child monster, all soft fur and effervescent albinism.