Sit down with Texan writer Jarred Lujan as we discuss what the Lower Your Sights project means to him, his contribution to the anthology, and his thoughts on the unifying power of art.
Q: What does this project mean to you?
Jarred: It means a lot to contribute to this because it directly aids and helps innocent people caught in conflicts outside of their control. To be able to use comics as a form of aid means so much to me as both a human being and a writer.
Q: What is your contribution to Lower Your Sights? (Short Story, Pinup, Etc.)
Jarred: I wrote a short comic called The Wheel with art by the incredible Sean Dicker.
Q: In addition to supplying food and essential supplies, Voices of Children also provides art therapy to help kids cope and overcome the stress, anxiety, and trauma of living in war conditions. Do you believe art has the power to heal?
Jarred: Absolutely. In many ways, art has healed me from my own traumas and wounds. The thing about art is that it is, by its nature, transcendent from so many of the barriers that divide human beings—whether they’re artificial or organic. That’s a unique and special quality that history has shown can be powerful.
About Jarred Lujan
Jarred is a comic writer from the borderlands of Texas best known for Dry Foot and Crash & Troy. He’s a 2019 Mad Cave Studios Talent Search winner and a member of the inaugural DC Milestone Initiative class. He likes the Wu-Tang Clan and existentialism.
Twitter: @jarredlujan | Instagram: @jarredlujan
Jarred’s work will be featured in the short story, The Wheel, from our upcoming Ukrainian benefit anthology, Lower Your Sights.
Mad Cave Studios and Voices Of Children are teaming up to publish Lower Your Sights, a graphic novel anthology, to raise awareness and proceeds for children impacted by war. Earnings from the book’s sales are going directly to the Voices of Children foundation.
Lower Your Sights is available for preorder (FOC on August 29th 2022), and officially in stores on September 14th, 2022. You can pre-order your very own copy of this benefit anthology here.