haunts (2021 - present)

haunts is a series of illustrations i started in september 2021 in which i imagine real houses as haunted houses.

the majority of the illustrations in this series are homes people sent to me — their present homes, childhood homes, grandparents' homes, or other houses that are personally significant to them — along with ghost stories about things that have happened there, which i then interpreted into varying degrees of horror.

as kitty horrorshow said in her game anatomy: in the psychology of the modern, civilized human being, it is difficult to overstate the significance of the house. i'm fascinated by haunted houses and the way they can turn something so ubiquitous — we spend so much time in our homes, and barring unsafe or unstable housing, don't tend to think about just how important they are — on its head. a shelter becomes a cage; windowpanes become a ribcage; cold static walls become warm and loving arms. haunted houses can love or hate their inhabitants, and i hope to depict that full spectrum of emotional possibilities in this series, and sometimes both ends of the spectrum at once.

the book

in march of 2022, i ran a kickstarter to print the first 50 of these illustrations in a book! the kickstarter succeeded with 649 backers and $30,701 raised, a whopping 10x the amount of my initial goal.

once i finish sending out kickstarter copies, the book will be available for purchase online. stay tuned on my social media or my newsletter if you want to grab a copy when they're available!

haunts in bookstores:


in total, there are over 50 illustrations and counting in this series. here's a small selection of them.

the cover for haunts, based on my own childhood home. 2022.
haunted house commission for che. 2021.
haunted house commission for nic. 2021.
whatever walked there walked alone. 2020.
haunted house commission for kasper. 2021.
haunted house commission for jesse. 2021.
haunted house commission for isabel. 2021.
haunted house commission for lauren. 2021.
haunted house commission for matt. 2021.
haunted house commission for sar. 2021.
haunted house commission for spain. 2021.
haunted house commission for steenz. 2021.
haunted house commission for katie. 2022.
haunted house commission for katie, riso-printed variant. 2022.
haunted house portrait commission for rowan. 2021.
haunted house portrait commission for ren. 2021.
haunted house portrait commission for veronica. 2021.
haunted house commission for allie. 2022.
haunted house commission for isabel. 2022.
haunted house commission for jamie. 2022.
haunted house commission for juniper. 2022.
haunted house commission for kate. 2022.
haunted house commission for sarah. 2022.
haunted house commission for kendra. 2021.
haunted house commission for a.t. greenblatt, based on her short story and yet. 2022.
haunted house commission for caitlin starling, based on her novel the death of jane lawrence. 2022.