I finished my illustrations for the site I'm from Driftwood, which publishes a fascinating collection of true stories by gay people. I was given a story by William Weaver of Granville, Ohio, and my illustrations depict his journey coming out of the closet in a small town. Check it out HERE.
This piece shows his childhood interest in G.I. Joe which “had nothing to do with the army or warfare.”
This piece depicts his memory of Fred Phelps and the “God Hates Fags” group protesting the Gay-Straight Alliance at his high school.
This piece represents the ultimate acceptance and peace the author was able to find in the conservative environment of his upbringing.