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TIM VENEER V1

In Utopian Musings, Tim Veneer is a prickly character who is obsessed with achieving his childhood dream of becoming a professional athlete and refuses to accept the fact that he lacks the ability, skills and talent to do so. Tim views himself as the victim of bad luck and conspiracy,...
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JONATHAN JUNK JR V1

Heir to a fast-food empire, Jonathan Junk Jr is born into a life of wealth and privilege. In Utopian Musings, this self-obsessed political pundit thrives in a society built upon racism and corruption.
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JACKSON CREDO V1

In Utopian Musings, the challenges that young Jackson Credo faces are, at times, compounded by his learning differences. With the support of his family, Jackson learns to understand his strengths and weaknesses as he makes his way through high school and the world around him.
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FELIZ CREDO V1

In Utopian Musings, the reader can compare and contrast Feliz Credo as a child with her as an adult. As she embraces her responsibilities to her family, and herself, her outlook on life and the outcome of her actions transform.
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NADEE ANWAR V1

In Utopian Musings, Nadee Anwar is a computer engineer who immigrates to Utopia from Carithca to escape her homeland’s sexist culture and laws. She wants to live her life on her own terms, but she knows that many compromises and sacrifices must be made when pursuing one’s “Utopian Dreams.”
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AVERY CLOUD V1

Spectrum City performance artist Avery Cloud plays an early role in my current book project Utopian Musings. I’m still working on the worldbuilding. Is Avery a plant person? Are those petals or leaves covering her forehead? Or are they keratinous plates that grow out of cuticles above her eyes?
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JACK CREDO V1

I’m staring to explore illustration styles for my book project Utopian Musings. I wanted to create icon-like portraits of my plant people, focusing on their eyes and petals that grow over their foreheads. Poet Jack Credo is represented over 4 decades in his life and I wanted to show various...
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OWL 02

Second verse, same as the first. While working in a Manhattan antique store one afternoon in 2001, I made a number of blind contour drawings of several items on display. There was an owl, carved out of wood, that served as the base of a table lamp. My original pencil...
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OWL 01

While working in a Manhattan antique store one afternoon in 2001, I made a number of blind contour drawings of several items on display. There was an owl, carved out of wood, that served as the base of a table lamp. My original pencil drawings were made on brown, recycled...
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