LOOK! CHECK OUT THE ALL NEW CONTENT!
An all NEW gallery (see above), a NEW animation gallery, and best of all… NEW Videos and blogs about my latest project (“New Mara”)… located above, and to the right under “categories.” You’ll love the in-depth look at the process.
I’m Justine Mara Andersen, artist and teacher at SAW (Sequential Artists Workshop, where you can learn from me in the classroom or on-line) and for a long time now I have been sharing my work, my life, my thoughts, myself with you. I’ve shared my pains, my poems, my spiritual experiences, even my truths. And now, I need you to share with me.
As many of you know, for years I inked Green Lantern, the Invisibles, illustrated Dungeons & Dragons manuals, drew for “Star Wars Insider,” and all the while created my own comic, Mara… the original Mara. Mara was my own vision, a vision fueled by my love of classic Exploitation Cinema, classic illustration, and the classic comics of Frank Thorne, Al Williamson, Wally Wood, Jose Gonzalez, and more. What I love, what many of us love, is dying, the kind of fantasies that created me and I created are now deemed politically incorrect and have fallen out of fashion. And the kind of work I love, the mastery of the greats, is being replaced by a new set of values.
I don’t want to bemoan it’s passing, I want to keep it going!
But I’ll need your help. I’ll need your help to keep living as the barefoot wild-child, the artist, the spiritual recluse in the forest, creator of Mara. I’ll need your help keeping the spirit alive… through my Mara!
Come here, join us, and share, be part of keeping the classic fantasies alive by becoming a patron of the arts! You can contribute here: https://www.patreon.com/barefootjustine
Har Har Mahadev!
P.S. I’m still here as an illustrator to take on projects in gaming and comics!
One more classic Mara image to wet your appetite!
And a glimpse into the future!