Solo Exhibition - Matt Rockefeller
Matt Rockefeller is an illustrator and comic artist from Tucson, Arizona who loves to depict places and tell stories through pictures. His work has appeared in a variety of formats, including book covers, animation, and picture books such as the upcoming Pop! by Jason Eaton. He is a co-creator of the middle grade graphic novel series, 5 Worlds.
Dragonfly Holiday is an ongoing narrative project inspired by road trips and the ‘great outdoors.’ The story takes place in a fantasy version of the United States where folklore and legends are real, and the people who live there coexist with strange manifestations of their problems called Troubles. When these people venture from their homes out to the national parks and forests, their Troubles travel with them and often wreak havoc on the landscape.
"While my partner and I moved to the west coast this past summer, I had many hours on the road to ponder what sorts of people might inhabit the highways of this strange world. Where do they come from? Where are they going? What ‘Troubles’ might they run into along the way? Crossroads is a collection of eight micro stories that explore these questions and the world of Dragonfly Holiday."