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digitial print on Hahnemühle cotton, 12pt Kromekote paper, and 80 lb. Huskey paper


Dimensions: 3 pieces: 14 x 11 inches; book: 7.5 x 9.25 inches

Technique: The book is a 32 page digitally printed comic picture book with a 12pt Kromekote paper cover and inner pages of 80 lbs. Huskey paper.

Artist Statement

Bringing to life the whimsical aspects of children’s stories is one of my greatest passions. I use both digital and traditionally hand-crafted narratives to re-imagine conventional stories as well as create unique, new characters with stories of their own. Additionally, my work explores ideas of security, love connection and exploration that are integral to the human condition.

Ruffle Duck is the cutest, fluffiest duckling in his family. The only trouble is, he’s not very good at being a duck. He can’t swim, he can’t quack and he can’t fly. But Ruffle refuses to admit defeat. He faces his greatest fears, conquers his biggest challenges and asks the really big questions, like, “What if I’m just a chicken?”


© Holly Rebecca Papa, 2019. Photo Credit: Allison Corona.

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digital art, sequential art, illustration, adoption, imagination, persistence