Mandala (2007) was the very first story I wrote and published entirely on my own. The project's conceit was that it could only be enjoyed in a cyclical manner if it was read in book form. The reader was instructed to read all the pages on the right hand side until they would return to the beginning of the book reading only the left hand pages. The whole thing created a mandala in book form.
I would even go so far that I conceived of it as an art object in the form of a book. I didn't give too much consideration to adding the lettering and sound effects into the book's layout because this material wasn't supposed to be in any other form! That explains why the images included here are taken from the book and not from scans of the art alone.
The story follows a young boy as he's swept up in a larger metaphorical process that might be mistaken for his life.
Some of the characters that appear here also make an appearance in my next major project, the Process. After selling out as a mini comic, Mandala was included in the fantasy anthology, Fablewood published by Ape Entertainment.
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