Hey folks ... I'm really excited to finally be able to share this: Issue #1 of & Ranch, a literary comic about a writer going off the grid is about to happen!
& Ranch is the story of Yuri Realman, a writer who abandons his life in the city, roams the country for a while and starts to figure out who he really is: A hermit.
Structurally, & Ranch is a comic book about Yuri's story, interspersed with his writing and photography. In content, the focus is on moving away from consumerism, connecting with nature and embracing alternative ways of living a fulfilling life.
While there are many parallels between myself and Yuri (along with a striking physical resemblance), & Ranch is a work of fiction. But, it is well-researched fiction.
Really, Yuri's story could be any of ours.
I've always been a fan of people willing to take risks and create lives outside the norm. From modern nomads to tiny homes, off-grid setups to the #vanlife movement, a lot of amazing stuff can happen at the fringes. But while there's plenty of how-tos and encouraging social media accounts, there isn't (yet) much literature focused on those ideas. I'd like to help change that.
Check out the video, and if it looks like something you'd be interested in then I would be honored if you'd support and share it. The first issue is on its way to the printer now, and I expect to ship in mid-December. Thank you!