“Coyote Money” – short comic

I took a class at our local community college on writing for graphic novels. I think the arc of this story works well. It’s based on a true story told to me by one of my students with enough changes to keep her anonymous.

I wasn’t going to publish it since it’s just an exercise but with Trump’s child separation policies targeted directly at kids just like my student, I thought it was appropriate.

CC BY-NC-ND 2018 Craig A. Hallman


I don’t snoop on strangers but I do hear snippets of conversations on public transit or in restaurants. (like you do, if you aren’t on your phone!)

The text in my sketches often comes from these snippets of conversations, taken very much out-of-context. Some are direct quotes, as I remember them, or with light modification.

Feel free to share these but don’t use them as your own. Like most artists, my sketchbook is fodder for my own art.

Welcome to my new site

I’ve decided to re-tool my site towards my art. Previously this was a site about using open-source tools in libraries. I do a fair amount of sketching and other stuff so I’ve decided to showcase it here. In the spirit of open-source, I’ve licensed most of it Creative Commons.

The slaps (sticker art) may be used any way you want… even commercially. Enjoy! The sketches may be downloaded and shared.