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GRAPHIC NOVEL

 

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Welcome! My friend Mark Laxer and I decided that we will put out "Rama Trauma Trump" as a free download pdf. RamaTraumaTrump.pdf Go ahead, download and take a look. Share it, and above all, please make your voice heard and vote.

This book is available to buy print on demand at lulu.com

I illustrated parts of the book Mark wrote in the 1990s called "Take me for a Ride," in a 32 page picture book style. This is also known as a graphic novel, or what we like to call graphic non fiction.

Rama Trauma Trump is the true story of a seventeen-year-old who joins a spiritual group that starts out cool but gradually, over years, turns abusive. The young man leaves the group, tries to come to terms with the past, and is surprised to find that the larger culture looks an awful lot like the cult he had left.

This heartfelt, educational graphic novel explores the importance of cult-proofing kids, communities, and nations. Ultimately, Rama Trauma Trump is the story of friendship and loyalty which transcends the mind-bending power of narcissistic charismatic leaders.

Rama Trauma Trump is a collaboration between Vermonters Marcie Vallette and Mark Laxer. They’re sharing the book as a free digital download because they believe bad things happen when good people do nothing. They feel the nation is in danger. Please download and share the book and, above all, please vote.

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CARTOONS

Martyr

My cartoon work is not intended to mock or poke fun at anyone. I honor all beings in their search for fulfillment and meaning. It is a hard and necessary journey. However, the search can take twists and turns, and be downright funny at times.

head in a box

I took a couple of classes in cartooning to learn some of the basics, as cartooning has been my "bucket list" art form. I think it's important to do your bucket list. Click on the links below for some morecartoons:

CLICK HERE: Life as a caregiver of someone with Parkinson's Disease, my own journey.

CLICK HERE: The Illustrated Visuddhimagga (thanks to my death meditation friends, fellow meditators, fellow death and end of life helpers, doulas and nurses, for bearing with me as we explore). Some gross stuff, beware.

CLICK HERE My Life as an artist (the lighter side).

New age girl

---------I welcome constructive feed back. I already know that some people find my work a bit dark. Thanks! Marcie Vallette mvallette@hotmail.com