Stephanie Stalvey Artist

About

      Hi, I’m Stephanie! I am a painter, writer and comic book artist currently living in a little blue house in downtown Orlando with my cute kid and very darling husband (who you will also adore if you read my comics.) These days I teach high school painting and drawing, and decade ago, I graduated from the Memphis College of Art (RIP) with a bachelors degree in fine art (I inhaled a lot of oil paint fumes and got into a lot of debt but regret nothing.) I love music and animals and going to the beach when its cold.

I have been irresistibly drawn to making comics since I was a kid. Comics are intimate, they are rock and roll, they’re visual prose that gives both the writer and reader a highly personal experience of the story. All of my comics are traditionally painted with gouache, watercolor and ink wash on paper. I use Procreate to draw the speech bubbles and write the words.

Right now, I am working on a long form memoir that focuses on my experiences as a mother, a lover, and 90s church kid.  In my work, I reflect on coming age inside the evangelical church and my subsequent reckoning with religious and spiritual ideas as an adult. My comics are a portrait of a continual pursuit to understand my self, my ideological inheritance, my relationships,  my God, and my place in this wild, strange, sacred world we all share. I continue to grow, change, and heal, often through the process of the artmaking itself. 

If you’re interested in supporting my work, helping me buy ink and paintbrushes and sketchbooks, or want early access to new comics, consider joining my Patreon, linked below.

 

 Keep up with Stephanie on Instagram: @Stephanie.Stalvey.Artist

 Stephanie can be reached for comment or inquiry at stephanie.stalvey.artist@gmail.com

You can support her work on Patreon: Patreon.com/StephanieStalvey

..