On the Cover | January 27, 2016
learn more about the issue's cover art by Michael Gehrke
Volume One finds its cover art in a number of ways, from local art shows to random emails to knowing someone who knows someone who knows a great artist. The art always originates from a current or former Chippewa Valley resident. If you'd like to submit cover art, send us a letter.
“Swift” by Michael Gehrke
Watercolor on paper, 18” x 24”
Michael Gehrke is a recent UWEC graduate, receiving a BFA degree in illustration and minor in Japanese. He works mainly in watercolor, pencil, and digital painting.
This piece was made to be part of Mike’s senior exhibit, which including two other large watercolor paintings and eight pages of a graphic novel. The graphic novel follows the story of Swift (the wolf in the picture) and a group of other creatures on a quest to save the forest. The story is very much a fantasy, and came from a bedtime story Mike told his son Gabe over the course of three months.