The Armory

Live Sketch Artists for Macbeth

October 9, 2019

We invited local comic artists to a dress rehearsal of Macbeth to sketch their impressions of the show. View the beautiful results below, along with a little background on each artist.

Becky Hawkins

Becky makes comics about life in Portland with her tiny cartoon sidekick, Shoulder Angel. Her ongoing projects are a watercolor comic diary on postcard paper and the 1940s lesbian superhero noir history webcomic SuperButch, co-created with cartoonist Barry Deutsch.


Julian Narino

Julian is an Annie-nominated storyboard artist. He has worked in film and television on projects such as Coraline, ParaNorman, Kubo and the Two Strings,Bumblebee, Adventure Time (short), We Bare Bears, and more.


Ron Randall

Ron's work has appeared in all the major comics publishers in the United States, including Marvel Comics, DC Comics, Image, Dark Horse and IDW on properties as varied as FutureQuest, Spider-man, Supergirl, Predator and Star Wars. His own science fiction series Trekker is his signature project. Funded through a series of successful Kickstarters, it tells the on-going adventures of 23rd century bounty hunter Mercy St. Clair. ronrandall.com


Naomi Rubin

Naomi makes comics and illustrations in Portland, OR. She’s currently creating Moonsprout Station, a queer fantasy comic about identity and relationships in a sweeping, natural setting. She’s also an artist for Ododon Games' forthcoming feminist video game “Rise of the Eagle Princess.” For the past four years, she’s been doing panels and talks about transgender representation in comics and media. Before all of that, she translated and designed books for Manga University, like the Kanji de Manga language learning series and the ALA Top 10 The Manga Cookbook.

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