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An isolated biracial queer girl in New Bedford befriends a pilot whale. The style was meant to be sort of a vapor-wave aesthetic, but it was challenging to nail without color. Sunny, the writer, and I (and our friends) took a visit to their hometown of New Bedford to do research — I took a lot of reference photographs. As a result, I spent a lot of time drawing the backgrounds, which was a struggle for me.
Strange Waters, published by Haunted Cosmos Press, is "a queer fantasy comic anthology by queer creators surrounding a single, polarizing theme: water!”
Story: Sunny Ôchumuk | Art: Shaina Lu
To be published in Strange Waters. Kickstarter here. 2019.