Black and white character sketches of Jack the sea turtle

Shhh – don’t tell anyone – I’ve been working on a graphic novel! It’s the story of a sea turtle looking for love in a climate-changed underwater world. Jack, a laid-off businessturtle, is feeling stuck, and it’s not just the straws up his nose. His friends convince him to audition for the hottest reality TV show, Celebrity Garbage Patch. The problem is, Jack isn’t technically a celebrity… yet.

A sketchy comic book page of a manatee, a hog fish and Jack the sea turtle watching an episode of Celebrity Garbage Patch and chatting.
A rough thumbnail page of Jack and his friends hanging out.

I’ve been fortunate to work on this story in several awesome places already: a class at the Center for Cartoon Studies with Jon Chad and Kane Lynch, two brief residencies at St. Nell’s Humor Writing Residency for Ladies and one graphic novel workshop with Amy Kurzweil. There’s still a lot of work to do on it but I’m grateful for the encouragement and supportive spaces thus far.