SELF HELP is a self-referential comic about navigating work, life, and art.
I originally began drawing these comics with sharpie marker on green address labels that I found lying around the studio in large rolled sheets. After completing a panel, I would stick it to my studio wall. Gradually this wall became a monument of my own musings. The straightforward and low-stakes process of drawing confessional content on inexpensive materials was liberating and counterbalanced the more ambiguous high-concept work that I had been accustomed to making. It was a creative outlet for my confusion, frustration and interest in the everyday inconsistencies that make life so weird.
Today, like my confusion, frustration and interest, the series goes on. Except now I create each comic on an IPad and post them on instagram where the world can see (or ignore).
Ultimately, the title "SELF HELP" describes the role that drawing this comic plays in my own life and conveys a guiding ethic within the work: that unearthing, exploring, and challenging ones innermost thoughts can be at-once confounding, clarifying, and cathartic.
You can follow my "Self Help" journey on instagram by clicking on this link: @selfhelpcomic.