When I was about two, I had a much-loved t-shirt. I'm sure it had a big influence upon my interest in comics. I've always wondered who did the artwork. I especially liked the handwriting. Here it is:
Even more inspiring (if possible) was this t-shirt that I bought at a student Christmas sale at the Alberta College of Art (later the Alberta College of Art & Design). I was in grade eight or nine and I thought this was clever and hilarious - even though I wasn't familiar with the Charles Atlas ad the shirt is spoofing. I still have this shirt (it's slightly pinker than when I first bought it, after having been stuck in a french washing machine that wouldn't stop washing... that's another story). I wish I knew who drew this strip. If you know, please tell me!
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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