I just read that the bouncy castle at the Kingsland Farmers' Market is all set up and waiting for bouncing children. My son will be happy to hear this! I took him there for the first time last summer (he was three), and it must have made a big impression on him, as you can see in this comic strip from a few months ago:
This comic strip is part of a new little series that seems to have been unfolding since Alec's birth. It started with "Alec's First Year Book" and I'm now on the fifth. The idea was just to draw simple, quick strips once a while, so I'd have time to actually spend with my son rather than just spending all my time drawing pictures of him. You can see the early ones here on my website. The first two books are finished, in print, and for sale! (Well, right now you can find them at Edmonton's Happy Harbor Comics, or you can just send me a note.) The next two still haven't been printed, but I've been thinking I might get them ready for the 2013 Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo... what do you think?
I am a graphic recorder based in Calgary. I like local stories. I write comics when I have free time. And I leave eraser shavings everywhere I go.
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Some nice things people said about my work:
“If Breitkreuz and Foong [founders of the Calgary Comics & Entertainment Expo] represent the Type-A side of Calgary's self-publishing community, Hester may be the community's right brain.” – Tom Babin, FFWD Magazine
“…A strong graphic style similar to other autobiographically-inclined Canadian cartoonists like Chester Brown and Julie Doucet.” – Gilbert Bouchard, Edmonton Journal
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