kelcey parker ervick

Comics + Art

defunct: letterpress book

DEFUNCT: A RESURRECTION is a book of art and mini-essays about all things defunct--from my vintage Polaroid camera to my Ellis Island ancestors.

It was printed on letterpress machines and hand bound in a limited run of 65 copies by the Book Arts Collaborative in Muncie, Indiana in 2019. Read more about the book and the Interrobang Festival (where it sold out) on my blog.

There was a gallery exhibition at Art Works in Scranton, PA in July 2019.

I have full-color paperback versions of DEFUNCT available for sale! See below for pics.

8" x 8" full color, 120 pages
$30 (includes free shipping) via Paypal, Venmo, mail

To purchase, email me via my contact page and I'll gratefully ship it to you (or as a gift to a friend).

SUFFRAGETTE CITY, my recent series at The Rumpus, celebrates the centennial of the 19th amendment with stories of the fight for women's voting rights. Click this image to access the series:

In 2018, I began making art every day. I'd love to connect with you on Instagram, where I post daily-ish.

At the end of 2018, I shared an illustrated overview of my daily artmaking at THE RUMPUS: The Habit of Art: A Year of Daily Painting.

Oops, I did it again in 2019: Another Year of Daily Painting.

Comic at THE BELIEVER: My God, It's Been So Long
(in the music issue, I present my life in Pearl Jam concerts.)

Welcome to South Bend

My reluctant insider's guide to South Bend, Indiana, featuring comics about Mayor Pete Buttigieg (aka Mr. Answerpants), jury duty, Notre Dame Football (which is sneakily about women's soccer), and various histories including Studebaker cars, a famous Fugitive Slave Case (narrated by Harriet Beecher Stowe's dogs), and the surprising way that South Bend became the center of the "Lady Boxing" world in the 1940s.


(a true, sad story of a fish that would not die)