Carra4Ward9 "Volunteer Raiser"
As I wrote here, I'm going to try my hand at being Gian-Carlo Carra's campaign "artist in residence" and draw some pictures of his campaign for re-election as Ward 9 City Councillor. I think I'll just put down my impressions of what's going on, as events unfold. And of course try to include any good stories. Anyway, the campaign just kicked off, so here goes:
I discovered the identity of the mysterious musician: Brent Tyler. But did Gian-Carlo really TA a physiology class? I'll have to find this out. By the time I left, another singer has just finished performing a cover of a song I really like... "Us" by the unusual and talented Regina Spektor. That is really neither here nor there, but it is such a great song I am always happy to hear it. By the way, the sun did come out later on!
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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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