Sit down with Seattle-based writer Eric Palicki 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?
Eric: It’s hard to see or read news about the ongoing war in Ukraine without feeling a sense of
helplessness. I only hope Lower Your Sights, and my meager contribution to it — either directly
through its content or from the money it raises — makes the world just a little more bearable,
comfortable, better for someone out there who’s living through this conflict.
Q: What is your contribution to Lower Your Sights? (Short Story, Pinup, Etc.)
Eric: I wrote the short vignette The Master and Margarita (Short Version), which was illustrated by Joe Hunter and lettered by Frank Cvetkovic.
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?
Eric: I hope so!
About Eric Palicki
Eric Palicki has written for Marvel, Black Mask Studios, Darby Pop Publishing, Dark Horse,
Ahoy Comics, Scout Comics, and more. Eric has also edited the Ringo Award-nominated
anthologies All We Ever Wanted, Dead Beats, and Maybe Someday, all from A Wave Blue
Twitter: @ericpalicki | Instagram: @ericpalicki
Eric’s writing will be featured in the short story, The Master and Margarita (Short Version), 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.