Grant Reynolds



Old Art Blog
From 2008 to 2013 I kept a thorough blog of my sketchbook pages and other significant artwork. Sadly, it was flagged as inappropriate to minors, and there was a Content Warning placed on it. Although this old blog is still up, I've since moved on to a new Tumblr account...

Trubble Club
It's hard to believe my friends and I have been doing Trubble Club since 2008! The line-up of this jam-comics group has gone through many changes, and we've produced some amazing works in other mediums besides comics, including sculptures for the DePaul Art Museum and Quimby's Books, as well as murals for both the Museum of Contemporary Art and the John Michael Kohler Arts Center. Not to mention Infinite Corpse and multiple performative comics readings for Brain Frame!

Peeled & Deveined
On 11/10/11 I did a performative comics reading of Peeled & Deveined at Brain Frame 3 with Lyra Hill and Robin Hustle. It was inspired by my own comic of the same name. I tried to explore ideas of the "female-victim" (or Final Girl) in slasher horror movies, as well as draw comparisons to the very real torture that haunts the history and development of women's healthcare. The killer/doctor character was inspired directly by J. Marion Sims, the so-called father of American gynecology, who, among other things, developed the speculum. But these advancements came at a great cost, as he did much of his research on three black slaves, who he held captive and used as experimental subjects. The operations were for vesicovaginal fistulas (a frequent result of traumatic labor), and were executed without the use of anesthesia (although Sims would later use it on his white subjects). One woman, Anarcha, was stitched up 30 times, although it is unclear whether this was necessary or not.
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Dirty Barfield T-Shirt
Sadly, the website for Muck (the company who put out and sold my shirt) is no longer up, but you can still check out the year-long process of designing the shirt