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Bread Tarleton

Cartoonist and Illustrator

Hey! I'm Bread!

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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