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Recent Projects

Cover art for the comic Flip Turn by Bread Tarleton. An inverted drawing of a person wearing a bathing suit plunging into a body of murky blue green water. Shapes suggesting a skyline make up the background. The title is handwritten in white across the top. The cartoonist's name is handwritten in white along the bottom.
Cover art for the comic Bodybuilding by Bread Tarleton. A hand drawn stylized self portrait of the artist with construction scaffolding surrounding their head and neck. The title is handwritten in black across the top. The cartoonist’s name is handwritten in white along the bottom.

Hey! I'm Bread!

Bread Tarleton

Cartoonist and Illustrator

I create comics, typically made digitally, using digital collage and mixed media to build unrestrained worlds and to convey complex emotions within my characters. I am heavily influenced by graphic novels and films focusing on meta-narrative and psychology, and the way those are used to understand characters in unique ways. 

My work is typically comedic and juxtaposes humor with characters growing after traumatic periods of their lives. This combination builds a positive representation of people moving through challenging situations and builds hope within readers of my work. 

Together, I use mixed media, humor, and meta-narrative to build moments of association and dissociation, reflection and connection throughout a book, allowing readers to step in and out of a character's mind and emotions, letting them see the character from all sides.

The goal of these many perspectives on a character, and my work in general, is to allow people to reflect positively on the challenges of their lives, to help them laugh, and to see themselves represented. The stories and characters I create are reflections of what I wish to see in the world: love, care, and growth. 

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