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Some of the process behind the Seeks Series Project
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9/26

Wow! Sorry for the hiatus! I’ve had a lot going on this summer, including a residency that immediately followed my time as Friend in Washington, and then a move to New Orleans!

I have now set up in my new studio and looking forward to diving into the second issue of the Seeks Series, which will address Mass Incarceration and Sentencing Reform, which I aim to have published in time for FCNL’s Annual Meeting in November.

If you are interested in a copy of the first issue, you can grab one in the shop!

Thanks so much.
Joey


5/25

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Come see the Seeks Series project at the FCNL Quaker Welcome Center next week!

Reception:
Friday June 1
5:30 - 8pm
Artist Talk at 6:30pm

Quaker Welcome Center
245 2nd St. NE
Washington DC 20002

Stop by the Open House events
Tuesday 5/29, Wednesday 5/30 and Thursday 5/31, 5-7pm.
Meet the artist and see the work behind the project.

Looking forward to sharing this with you!
p.s. Please help me spread the word by joining the Facebook event and inviting anyone who might be interested.


5/7/18

Issue 1 is finished ! I am working on an online set-up that is easier to read, but meanwhile you can see the digital version here.

Thank you everyone -- I can't wait to have the printed one in my hands.


p.s. there is now a Facebook event for the Friday June 1 Artist Talk and Reception

And if you can't make that, we are hosting Open House Events that Tuesday-Thursday 5/29 - 5/31 as well.


5/1/18

I'm so close to finishing the first issue! This has been an intense project with a huge learning curve. I'll be talking about the process and my experience as the Friend in Washington at the event on June 1 at the Quaker Welcome Center-- hope you can come! There will also be an opportunity to tune in.

This is one of my favorite panels:

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4/25/18

Excerpt from Issue 1: Climate Disruption

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4/13/18

Save the Date!

Please come to my Artist Talk and Reception for the Seeks Series on June 1.

Reception: 5:30pm - 8pm, Friday June 1
Artist Talk: 6:30pm
The Quaker Welcome Center at FCNL
245 E. Second St NE
Washington, DC 20002

 

We will also be hosting open house events the last week of May from 5-7PM, if you can't make the artist talk. Details soon.


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4/9/18

I'm working on digitizing the panels for the first issue. I draw everything by hand first, then scan and edit the images in Photoshop.

The first printing of Issue 1 is due out the first week of May!

 

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p.s. If you're on Instagram, check out the hashtag #SeeksSeries to see more behind the scenes posts!


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4/4/18

Check out the cover design for Issue 1: Climate Disruption !

Storyboard is sketched and I'm working on the final drawings for the panels this week. I'm feeling super energized by the feedback I've gotten so far, can't wait to share more.

Stay tuned.

 


3/25/18

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Making progress with the storyboard.

J discusses their upcoming lobby visit over coffee with their friend So.


3/13/18

 Preliminary sketch for the opening of the first issue. Alluding to a metaphorical "wake up call", our protagonist J wakes up to their alarm, and checks their phone to find an alarming social media update about their friend's brother.  What comes next?

Preliminary sketch for the opening of the first issue. Alluding to a metaphorical "wake up call", our protagonist J wakes up to their alarm, and checks their phone to find an alarming social media update about their friend's brother.

What comes next?


3/10/18

 Who me, lobby?

Who me, lobby?

Character Development

Our protagonist:
The protagonist of the Seeks Series is none other than J. Seeks-- inspired and based loosely on the artist herself.


J identifies as gender non-conforming and uses they/their pronouns.
When we meet J, they have been passionate about environmental action for years but have never considered communicating directly with their members of Congress about it. Why should they?
(Stay tuned!)


3/5/18

What's FCNL?

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Although J is not a Quaker, their Quaker connections help them find resources from the Friends Committee on National Legislation to make lobbying easier.

(Find out more on FCNL's website, plus follow them on
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