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Hello! I’m Seth Nelson, an illustrator, cartoonist, and storyteller. I live in the rural cornfield wasteland of Mid-Michigan with my wife, who is a musician and storyteller as well.

I’ve created work for literary journals, several webcomics, 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 at my home studio listening to punk music, audio books, or classical. When I’m not drawing, I’m scrambling together leftovers (all food is breakfast food), talking about Star Wars, or watching shows like Stranger Things, Parks & Rec, Brooklyn 99, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Star Wars Rebels, and Friends.

I also do design work but I don’t keep that portfolio on this website. If you would like to see the design portfolio, please email me.

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 Co. 2018

Publications:

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