Working on hand drawing these covers for my new book debuting at PIX tomorrow! Each cover is different and the book includes a tiny envelope that houses a secret message written on Nepalese Loka paper. The book is a meditation on the art of disappearing. Hope to see you there!!
Location: 10 S.19th Street in the city’s South Side neighborhood.
Hours 10-5pm then the panels begin at 7pm!
Jade F. Lee is a DC-based teacher-in-training by day, and an aspiring cartoonist/illustrator (cartoonistrator?) by night. Her work often extracts from and combines influences from childhood nostalgia with her personal current-day experiences. She has exhibited her work at various indie comic shows and fan conventions such as Small Press Expo and Otakon. In 2013, her self-published comic Weapon Girls Vol. 01: Waltz was selected to be donated to the Small Press Expo Collection at the Library of Congress. She is currently working on a webcomic titled Ursula Minor, a magical realist dramedy about a girl raised by bears and her antics involving campers, girl scouts, and the like as she figures her way through adolescence. More of Jade’s work and updates can be found on her tumblog!
Recently I learned how to book bind with the super talented Jasdeep Khaira of Encyclopedia Destructica. Her body of work is beyond impressive and I felt honored to learn from her.
My background is in graphic design but I’m moving towards more experimental book making. I’ve experimented with printing on fabric and adding collage elements. I love the idea of creating a book that is multi dimensional.
Here is a project I did for my therapist I worked with for a number of years. During the last few months of our sessions I took photos of the sky to represent the shifting movement of my life. I love the idea of connecting the weather to your own internal experience.
Currently I’m exploring the idea of an Iceberg moving through the world and how it affects a young woman as it disappears. The concept comes from a verse in the Tao Te Ching. Will have copies of the final available at PIX!