Alle Ego means “good friend” or ‘other self” in ancient Greek. This is a middle chapter of a book-in progress (although it reads as a stand-alone story) and is a memoir of an art student’s adventures in Greece. The good friend acts as a spark for questions about a love affair with a fellow student in Boston.
Winner the Society of Illustrators/MoCCA festival Award of Excellence in April 2016!
Just Doing My Job
These are a few of my on-going diary comics about my kids that are published on MuthaMagazine.Just Doing My Job was nominated for an Ignatz Award at SPX in 2016.
There are three volumes of drawings about the kids available in my shop: The Story of the Cheese, King of the Playground, and It Must Have Been the Kids.
Last June and July, I went to Greece to work on a dig, my 9th season at the site of Kenchreai on the Corinthian Gulf. For 5 weeks I drew every day, both diary comics and landscapes--3 notebooks full. Part of the Diary is about work on the dig and part is about the trip afterwards to Rhodes, Santorini, and Paros I took with my family--my husband John, Classics professor, musician, scholar of ancient music, and our two kids, ages 9 and 11. My goal now is to make this diary into a book by adding context to the daily trials: memories from my first and many subsequent trips to Greece over nearly 20 years and especially the beginning of the romance with John on Santorini 13 years ago.
Kinyras the Divine Lyre
This is a comic companion to John Franklin's 800 page Kinyras the Divine Lyre (Harvard University Press, 2016) about the legendary Cypriot lyre-playing Priest King. The complete comic is published on the Appendix.
Composed between the 8th and 7th centuries BC, the so called The Homeric Hymns are epic songs dedicated to various gods, and by tradition (falsely) attributed to Homer, the poet of the Iliad and Odyssey.
Gregory Nagy, professor of Classical Greek Literature at Harvard University, made this translation especially for the book.
This little comic is a valentine to my husband's home town on Cape Cod.
The Three Apples
Here is a story from the Arabian Nights that will appear in the next volume of the Graphic Canon. Read it in French on Marsam.
Time Out in Palestine
In 2012, our family lived in East Jerusalem for the semester while John had a fellowship at the Albright Institute of Archaeology. I drew about our daily life with the kids there.