Tóraidhe : Springheeled Jack. ( 2002 ) by Aaron McBride

First Painting I did 20 Years ago for my graphic novel Tóraidhe back in the fall of 2001. It was Published internationally the following year the Spectrum 9: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art Annual. ( 2002 )

I grew up in Southeastern New England near Mystic, Connecticut. I had been living out California working Lucasfilm for about 3 years.

After 9/11 I was feeling pretty far from my family in New England. This painting was born out of alot of my collective memory of growing up in the woods and on the shoreline of Connecticut. Trying to create something of a touchstone for myself by incorporating more and more of the aesthetic of New England into images I made.

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