15
Oct
16

Awesome ‘Possum, Vol. 3

I’m part of a natural science anthology comic—45 authors/artists do 45 comics about the natural world.

It’s available for purchase for six more days on Kickstarter at:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/861608378/awesome-possum-vol-3

My story is about a certain kind of fish, and here’s my first page:

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11
Oct
16

Kilroy Was Here

I will start updating this site again soon, but in the meantime, I have more work at twitter.com/kellylswann

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17
Oct
15

Working on the first chapter of my book…here’s a draft of the first part

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14
Sep
15

Thorny dragon comic early draft

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14
Sep
15

Awesome ‘Possum, Volume 2

The natural science comic anthology to which I contributed a comic and several illustrations is now up on Kickstarter!  My comic has to do with Thorny Dragons, and I was able to illustrate several animals featured in other comics.  This is the link: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/861608378/awesome-possum-volume-2

13
Sep
15

kangaroo

Sketch from an upcoming publication, will post more information soon.

Sketch from an upcoming publication, will post more information soon.

24
Jun
15

Sketches

Sketches of "thorny dragons" in preparation for a submission to an anthology coming soon.  Plus sketches of soldiers; I'm enjoying working with ballpoint pen and grey brush pen.

Sketches of “thorny dragons” in preparation for a submission to an anthology coming soon. Plus sketches of soldiers; I’m enjoying working with ballpoint pen and grey brush pen.

17
May
15

Marion “photos”

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17
May
15

Cpl. Marion Ogden comic

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Marion Ogden comic

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03
Apr
15

Comic created with classmates available

As a student at the Center for Cartoon Studies in White River Junction, VT, I’ve been busy creating comics and learning A LOT about doing so.  I’m currently working on the last project of the year which, if all goes well, will be the first chapter to the graphic novel about which I’ve talked so much!

In the meantime though, I worked with classmates to create a WWI anthology which includes eleven four-page comics.  A PDF of it is available at https://gumroad.com/l/muddybuddies if you’d like to check it out.

Cover design by Kelly Swann and J. D. Lunt for the WWI anthology "Muddy Buddies"

Cover design by Kelly Swann and J. D. Lunt for the WWI anthology “Muddy Buddies”




I'm an artist writing and drawing a graphic novel that takes place during the Second World War. On this blog I will display the sketches I do in researching and preparing for the book. Check out the about page if you'd like to learn more about me, or subscribe to the RSS feed if you'd like to receive updates.