Windows, This Must Be the Wrong Way / She Shuddered, 2016

For issue #123, titled Spark, Swiss comics publication STRAPAZIN Magazin asked Aidan Koch along with six other artists to submit three images, texts or songs of inspiration. Working from this common pool of ‘inspirations’ the artists were each then invited to contribute a short story, to be published in the issue. The original drawings shown here are pages from Koch’s resulting story, Windows, whose inspirational material included an Italo Calvino excerpt and a Charles Schulz comic.

Aidan Koch, b. 1988, Seattle, WA, is an artist and graphic novelist who lives and works in Landers, California. Her solo exhibitions include those at 14A Galerie, Hamburg; Signal Gallery, Brooklyn; Open Space, Baltimore; Weekends, London; and Park View/Paul Solo in Los Angeles. She has shown work in group exhibitions at The Whitney Museum of American Art, Hester Gallery, and Company in New York; DREI, Cologne; Galerie Patrick Seguin, Paris; and more. Publications include Little Angels, published by MoMA PS1; Heavenly Sea published in The Paris Review Summer 2015 issue; and Impressions published by Peradam Press.

Graphite and gouache on paper

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