Twisted Monk's #ShirtAndTied Project is our answer to every time we see amazing rope related art and think "I wish I could get a shirt of that!", as well as our way of showing support for fellow artists and encouraging diversity in bondage imagery.
#ShirtAndTied is a series of limited edition shirts featuring a variety of artists. All proceeds from the shirts in this partnership project go to the artist involved or named charity.
We're kicking-off this project by featuring the artwork of Lucy Bellwood and Valentine Barker!
Lucy Bellwood is a cartoonist and illustrator working out of Periscope Studio in Portland, OR. When not writing and illustrating her educational, autobiographical sailing comic Baggywrinkles, she draws comics for Symbolia Magazine, The Nib, and Cartozia Tales.
You may also find her sailing tall ships up and down the West Coast. It's kind of a toss-up. You can find Lucy at LucyBellwood.com.
Valentine Barker is an illustrator from Portland, Oregon by way of Oakland, California. Alter ego of oil painter and illustrator Vaughn Barker, he illustrates the web-comic Raconteuse with writer Lela Gwenn. Valentine is generously donating the proceeds of his design to Lela's surgery fund to treat stage-4 endometriosis. You can find Valentine at ChalkyHearts.com.
Lela Gwenn has written comics for GrayHaven & BOOM! studios, is a staff writer for Women Write About Comics, and is the wordsmith for Raconteuse.