* * * PLEASE NOTE: FREEWHEEL IS CURRENTLY ON INDEFINITE HIATUS * * *
ABOUT THE COMIC:
Freewheel is about a young girl named Jamie who is in foster care with her older brother Jack. When Jack goes missing one day, she embarks on an epic journey to find him. Along the way, she gets help from a mostly-friendly enclave of forest dwellers living in an improvised society that exists just outside of our own. I often refer to them as “hobos” for lack of a better term, though if you’re going to get technical I’m not sure they would strictly qualify. Freewheel is currently on hiatus, but it has an RSS feed so you can subscribe to the feed instead of checking the site all the time.
ABOUT THE CARTOONIST:
Hi! I’m Liz. I am a cartoonist/illustrator hybrid working out of Queens, NY. I used to draw a comic called My Brain Hurts, which I initially self-published in minicomic format but eventually all the issues were compiled into two books and put out by the nice folks at Microcosm Publishing as My Brain Hurts: Volume One and My Brain Hurts: Volume Two. My Brain Hurts followed the exploits of a group of queer teen punk kids in New York City and no, it is not autobiography. I am frequently heard to describe it as a gayer, punkier version of the Canadian Degrassi TV series, if that helps you at all.
Recently I have been more focused on Freewheel, which is the webcomic you are at RIGHT NOW! Freewheel started as a webcomic on someone else’s website, but lack of control on my part became a problem so I did it as a minicomic for a while. Then I gave up on that for other reasons and now it’s a webcomic again, but I control it so the problems I had before no longer exist. Fascinating, I know.
Oh, also I graduated from the School of Visual Arts with a major in cartooning back in 2002, if that sort of thing is of value to you.
If hearing about awards and honors is more your bag, well I don’t have any. However, I’ve been nominated for both the Maisie Kukoc Award for Comics Inspiration in 2008 and the Friends of Lulu Kim Yale Award for Best New Talent in 2009. Don’t I sound fancier already?
If you would like to pay me some money to draw something for you, or if you just want to tell me about your day, you can always email me at email@example.com. I can’t guarantee that I’ll reply, but don’t worry – I still love you best of all.
Oh and somebody made a little documentary about me a few years back! Marvel at just how many times I can use the word “like” in a sentence! Yes, it’s true, I’m one of “those” people.
I don’t currently consider myself an “active” cartoonist in that I am not currently drawing any comics. At present I am attending school in pursuit of a second bachelor’s degree in computer science. Eventually I will get back to comics but this is what I’m up to right now.
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