Introducing Philomena, the fairy knight. Like most artists, I can find inspiration everywhere but I love to look back on my childhood idols and interests. This piece was inspired by beautiful fairy wallpaper that adorned the walls in my childhood bedroom. These wallpaper fairies lived among the flowers with bumblebees, and I liked to imagine they protected the bees that lived and survived off of the flowers in the garden. I was so excited about creating a lady knight protagonist based off of these fairies; one that will inspire children to love bees and our fragile ecosystem.
Here is some of my sketchbook character development:
What started out as a "Lady Knight/Women of Game of Thrones zine" is not a massive 3-volume people-positive-feminist-as-f*ck anthology featuring artists from all over the world. With a little over a week left in the Kickstarter campaign, we have raised $98,000 more than our $70,000 goal!
I am so humbled and honored to be included in this movement, HUGE thank you to Annie Stoll and Kevin Stanton for orchestrating it all so perfectly.
Here's a look at the 2-book mock up: