The Dandelion King: The House on Comstock Street, (Book 2, in progress)
(Selections) My mom's rape.
When I was 15, my mother told me that she had been raped by her first boyfriend. She probably didn't tell me about this because of how I felt about Mac. He taught me how ride a bike and took me to the emergency room when I accidentally burnt my foot climbing down from his truck. He held my hand and it felt good. I loved Mac. He was one of the few men in my life who noticed me and was kind to me. However, learning that Mac hurt my mother helped to explain moments in my young life which had never entirely made sense, but had somehow stayed with me. Violence is an acid, it seeps over our lives leaving holes.
The Dandelion King: love and loss in the gas line. (Book 1)
The Dandelion King: love and loss in the gas line.
The first book of The Dandelion King Trilogy, is an experimental comic exploration of family history, and divorce. The Dandelion King, looks at the decade which liberalized divorce laws, the social changes in women's roles, international political upheaval and changes in mental health policy that was a background for the first years of my family's divorce.
Social Psychology Comic App. (Companion to The Dandelion King)
The strange history of popular psychology, from Kurt Lewin to Carl Rogers to the Encounter Group provides a deep history to the changes in political ideology witnessed in the era of the 1970s. After my father left my mother and we moved to California, my mother began working at Metropolitan State Hospital in Norwalk, Ca. and in her spare time she attended Encounter Groups, Consciousness Raising groups, and drove my brother back and forth to Pasadena for his own psychotherapist, named 'Peace'. The 1970s was the era when the revolutionaries of the previous decades decide that the revolution happened from within. Lewin and others theorized about democratic and authoritarian modes of groups and leaders. This comic series, made for apps. explores several social psychologists whose work shaped that feminist notion, 'The personal is political'.