Art & Multimedia Experiments

I am creatively restless. No promises of quality or quality, but definitely promises of variety!

Visual Art

For a steady feed of recent visual art and sketches on tumblr or instagram. This is just a small selection at near-random. Someday perhaps I will curate better 🙂

Animation

I got into animation accidentally when I took a class in visual storytelling thinking it would be about graphic stories / comics. You can see more random amateurish efforts on YouTube.

Music

Post-teenager-hood (when I wanted to be the bassist in a punk band and did gigs at Dairy Queen), I’d decided music was the one art from I wouldn’t develop. I got stuck though, trying to write a scene in a novel where a song features prominently. That lead to imagining through the song, which led to actually creating the song, which led to more songs.

So anyway, that novel has a soundtrack that will come out some day but for now I’ve got sketchy, messy demos that use space sounds from NASA’s library. Stella uses solar noise and is about a space ship Stella-Maru that appears in some of my stories. Huygens Descent uses recordings from the Huygens probe as it descended to Saturn’s moon Titan and is intended as a conversation between the probe and the moon.

Web Comic

Alas, poor web comic. I love this project, but can’t seem to get it right. I’ve started and ended and rebooted and pulled and reloaded this thing countless times. Someday I’ll get it so I love it because I really do love Kira’s space pirate stories (I have a pile of them). For now, this is where I left off. It’s quite incomplete but does present substantial backstory on Hoshi’s universe.

Pulped-Free is a cyber-noir space pirate adventure set in the early 26th century. It loosely explores some disability rights themes in between the pulpy cybertech, sentient space ships, and smuggling. Check it out at pulpedfreedom.com.

Theme: Overlay by Kaira 2020 Dora M Raymaker
Portland, Oregon