Lizzy & Annie

Cover and interior illustrations for Casey Plett's "Lizzy & Annie," a sad, beautiful, and funny short story that follows two young trans women as they stumble through romance in New York. I tried to bring out their feelings of isolation, and the girl-in-your-twenties melancholy that pervades Lizzy's world especially. I call it "nostalgia for the present." The story appears in a collection currently in manuscript form.

I did on-site research drawings for the locations, including the Mexican restaurant Tortuga's, an apartment building in Brooklyn, and the interior of Beauty Bar in Manhattan. I took visual inspiration from Gordon Willis's cinematography in Manhattan.

Now available as a zine.

Acrylic on watercolor paper, ink on tracing paper, and digital; 4x6" to 8x10".