I am at work on the natural history-oriented graphic novel biography, "WILD MAN - The Strange Journey and Fantastic Account of the Naturalist Georg Wilhelm Steller, From Bavaria to Bolshaya Zemlya (and Beyond)", currently serialized in the Fantagraphics quarterly comics anthology, MOME.
"WILD MAN" is a work-in-progress, with a little over 100 completed drawings, so far, and hundreds of new drawings forthcoming.
I was recently awarded a residency in Talkeetna, Alaska, to work on this project during the summer, and aim to raise $3000 by July 1, 2010 to cover supply costs, travel expenses and a field drawing expedition through the Aleutian Islands, where the subject of my biography traveled with the Second Kamchatka Expedition's return trip to Russia in 1741. Your support not only insures the success of "WILD MAN", it enables you to own an original drawing from the book, or art from the limited edition supplementary, "Beasts of the Sea".
Sample drawings and art can be viewed on my blog
and you can follow Steller's story beginning in the Summer 2009 Volume 15 of MOME, through to the current issue, with more episodes on the way. Check out this educational and rewarding project. Thanks!
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