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Hello! I’m Seth Nelson, an illustrator, cartoonist, and storyteller. I live in Grand Rapids, MI, but I’m being pulled to the rural cornfield wasteland of Mid-Michigan by my fiancée, who is a musician and storyteller as well.

I’ve created work for literary journals, several web comics, and continue to showcase my work in exhibits since my graduation from Grand Valley State University, where I studied Illustration. My journey with comics began there when I created a mutant bear named Theō for my senior BFA thesis, Number 19: Preview. He’s been the feature of many of my webcomics since then. When I’m not working with my favorite blue-antlered bear, the fiancée and I are creating ridiculous children’s stories about possums, yellow elephants and historical fiction.

You can find me drawing at my local brewery, or at home listening to punk music or audio books. When I’m not drawing, I’m scrambling together leftovers (all food is breakfast food), talking about Star Wars, or joining the millennial hoard of Stranger Things and Parks & Rec enthusiasts.

Showings:

GVSU Permanent Collection Red Wall Gallery 2014 | GVSU Annual Juried Show 2014 + 2015 | AIGA:5 Gallery Show 2015 | Lost Kids on The Block 2015 | See to See 2015 | Graveyard Shift 2017 | Founders Brewery 2018

Publications:

GVSU Fishladder Publication 2016 | CMU Temenos Graduate Journal Publication 2016 | Brain Garbage Comics Issue 1 Fall 2017

Clients:

Temenos | Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church | Bearded Media | Service Reproduction Co.