Panpocalypse: A Novel
In July 2020, The Feminist Press approached me to illustrate an online serialized novel for them about the Pandemic in New York City. There were 9 weekly installments, each accompanied by a lead illustration and various spot illustrations. I also developed promotional illustrations to be used across emailers and social media.
About Panpocalypse: In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, a queer disabled woman takes to biking through a shutdown New York City in search for the ex-girlfriend who broke her heart.
In pandemic-era NYC, Orpheus just manages to buy a bike before they sell out across the city. She takes to the streets looking for Eurydice, the first woman she fell in love with, who broke her heart. The city is largely closed, devoid of touch, connection, and community. But Orpheus hears mysterious news of an underground bar, La Monacle, fashioned after the lesbian club of the same name in 1930s Paris. Can she find it? Will she ever be allowed to love again? Follow our lonely queer, disabled, poly hero in a new serialized novel about disease, decay, love, and revolution.
Week One: In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, a queer disabled woman takes to biking through a shutdown New York City in search for the ex-girlfriend who broke her heart.
Week Two: “I ride because I have nothing else to do, and I want to push the city’s loneliness up against my own.”
Week Three: “I want to go toward energy, toward yes, not no. Negotiation, not hierarchy. Queer, not straight ideology. ”
Week Four: “Wise slutitude and excellent communication skills.”