February 10th. Ten years ago today, I met my husband Scott. Here is a page from The Drawing Book I drew one year after our meeting. We met at the Roasterie, local much-loved coffee place (despite reference to disreputability). I'd put in a link to it, but it doesn't have a website. You'll just have to go there in real life and see it for yourself. Maybe you'll meet someone who turns out to be important.
By the way - the text in that no-longer-empty box mentioned above (which was empty until I wrote in it a few years after making the original drawing) refers to this also-no-longer-empty box below - which appeared on the second page of the The Drawing Book's first volume.
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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