This was first published on Good Comics.
Grandmothers’ Tales came about when I was trawling through old files, and found some recorded videos of my grandmother telling me stories of World War 2 in the Philippines, which I remember being very captivated with as a child because the entire notion of it was so extreme, and the details so gory. As an adult I see it now in its socio-political and historical context, which is a lot more sobering.
I thought about how I used to talk to my grandparents more as a child, but how time and distance has changed this, and about how much learning I could be missing, and how many stories there are that I don’t know about.
This is an ongoing project with other artists, and so far two other comics have been created. You can read them by clicking below:
We printed a pilot zine of the first three, which you can buy from Good Comics if you’re in the UK, or from me if you’re in Australia.