I wrote this storyline years ago, then edited it over and over and over. I started drawing this panel months ago, and actually did 2 versions. When I started the drawings, I was thinking about my grief for my father's death, and not wanting to get into it, because it hurts so much. I got back to this about a week before the election, then was planning to work on it Tuesday and, looking at what I was drawing, shrunk back in denial. I'm not sure why the art syncs up with my life like this, sometimes, I choose to think of this project as a very personal conversation with parts of myself, a kind of deep, Alice-in-Wonderland art therapy. In any case, here you go: a young woman mourning for the passing of the woman who was the leader of her clan. Distraught, rudderless, in pain. And yet, and yet...a strong young woman, a leader-to-be. The symbolism of the boar could be seen a lot of ways, given the language of our time, but mostly I see this as a painful but necessary transition into adulthood for the main character, Sal. The image itself is an homage to one of my favorite movies, "Orlando", by the way. I have been in such dark places, myself, this last week, I am looking for any light there is.