What I like about this Christmas card are all the background images of pictures that were on the walls of my apartment. These include: a picture of my long-haired brother John; my tennis-playing ex-boyfriend executing a wicked serve; my mysterious Hanseatic ship; toque-wearing current boyfriend's pic; painting of a wooden Swiss cow; map of the prairie provinces illustrating the route of an arctic voyage; a model ship acquired in Paris; Bob Dylan show poster; painting of my brother Matt; and a big poster of a Feininger painting. (When I lived in that apartment, a visitor told me my place was "media-hot" - a term I'd never heard before. Yes, I guess that was the case.)
And now for the Christmas card from 2002.
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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