Where am I?
Artagem is the catch-all for graphic stories made by Max Dowdle and Morrow Dowdle. It’s a self-publishing fantasy only made possible by the enchantment of the internet. If you like what you see please pass the site along to a friend, and if you don’t, then please subject an enemy to it.
Who is this guy “Max Dowdle”?
After the requisite BA in painting and art history from the College of Charleston I attended the classical atelier of Charles Cecil Studios in Florence, Italy. It was my pleasure to learn the methods and minds of the masters of portraiture while I lived the ocher and cerulean lifestyle of an American in Italy, resulting in a gelato addiction. Desiring the ability to tell more of a story than a single static painting could provide, I’ve gradually found myself here, presenting to you a series of sequential static pictures that should result in something cohesive. An equal love of writing and drawing has conspired to create this desire to weave graphic tales, and a latent need for validation causes me to set it out there for others to see. Speaking of, if you’re in the mood for some paintings, they’re here: www.MaxDowdle.com
Who is this gal “Morrow Dowdle”?
My first written work was an autobiography in purple crayon, at age three. I quit after less than a page because I couldn’t spell the word “teething” in describing the activity of my younger sibling. I’ve been a little more persistent in my career since then. I got my BA in art history, creative writing, and French literature. After completing half of an MFA in fiction and realizing I would die if I had to teach composition 101 or continue working at a liquor store, I did a 180 and became a physician assistant. I work in a small psychiatry clinic, which I have found to be as creative as about any art form. I’ve continued to write all this time – poetry, fiction, and non-fiction – though I’ve never gotten back to that autobiography. My collaboration with Artagem began unofficially in 2010 and I hope to be here for the long haul. You can check out my long-neglected blog at www.morrowdowdlepoetry.