UNSPENT LOVE, or, Things I Wish I Told You
Published November 2011, Conundrum Press
Originally drawn and written as a series of online vignettes for the comics publisher Top Shelf Productions, Unspent Love addresses themes such as hope, fear, and human frailty. The project was later produced as a multi-media bookwork with the support of Open Studio’s Nick Novak Fellowship (2010).
A third iteration at YYZ Artist's Outlet in Toronto evolved the project in a series of narrative images, unfolding between November 2010 and December 2011. The experimental space of the wall allowed imaginative storytelling possibilities to develop through layering, time-lapsed animation and wheat pasting.
In 2011, Conundrum Press published a beautiful trade paperback version of the book with a letterpressed cover by Gaspereau Press.
SHANNON GERARD works across a variety of media. She writes and draws comics, crochets soft sculptures, binds books and makes prints. See more at www.shannongerard.org
UNSPENT LOVE has been generously supported by the Ontario Arts Council.