“The Traveler & the Housewife” follows two lovers as they part on separate adventures. The traveler is irrevocably transformed in his far-flung travels to foreign lands. He returns bearing seeds of new crops and ideas. The housewife goes deep into the mythic soil of her homeland. Their reunion fuses two into one. “The Traveler & the Housewife” is part of a larger project called “The North American Codex”, a series of narratives published on pots, comics, wall drawings and poems.
This comic was made possible by a Project Grant from Regional Arts and Culture Council in Portland, Oregon. I would like to thank Erika Leppmann of The Schneider Museum of Art at Southern Oregon University for giving me a studio for a month and mental space to conceive of and begin this work. The SOU residency was made possible by the Hallie Ford Foundation. Tracy Templeton opened the print studio to my use and was instrumental in the first run of prints.