Unholy Shapes

A cover for a comic book about emotional contortionism, centering around the Expressionist painter Egon Schiele, and my failed post-grad attempts to make a graphic novel about him in 2009.

The drawing is based off of Egon Schiele's Crouching Male Nude (Self-Portrait) of 1917.

Publishers and series editors L. Nichols and Kevin Czapiewski say "Ley Lines is a quarterly publication dedicated to exploring the intersection of comics and the various fields of art & culture that inspire us. // Ley lines /leı laınz/ are supposed alignments of numerous places of geographical and historical interest, such as ancient monuments and megaliths, natural ridge-tops and water-fords."

Bleeding Cool ran a preview of the comic book. Sequential State included it in their list of Comics That Challenged Me in 2014, calling it "both extraordinarily intimate and also ideologically dense."
Dash Shaw and Kris Mukai talked about it on Kris's podcast Young Talk. Broken Frontier wrote about the comic along with Warren Craghead's installment of the Ley Lines series.

Design of Ley Lines banner by L. Nichols. Co-published by Czap Books and Grindstone Comics. Risograph printed by Issue Press.

Thanks to publishers L. Nichols and Kevin Czapiewski.

Graphite and digital, 2014.