A particular inspiration was a book by Lynda Barry entitled Picture This. “Dense, collagy and beautiful,” the book inspired her to draw something simple and not worry about perfection. Holding on to this idea, Mitchel came up with a character she drew over and over in different circumstances – Ms. Proboscis.
A former graphic designer and art director in downtown Providence, Patterson is now enjoying his retirement years. The attractive and engaging retiree looks much younger than his 88-years. He works part time in security for a bank in East Providence to earn funds for the paints and canvases he needs to paint.