Sit down with Toledo-based illustrator Joe Hunter 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?
Joe: Honestly? I always just want to help in whatever tiny, minuscule capacity I can. Being able to contribute to something that can possibly alleviate some of the suffering in the world means a lot.
Q: What is your contribution to Lower Your Sights? (Short Story, Pinup, Etc.)
Joe: Art on a short story!
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?
Joe: Absolutely. If nothing else it can take your mind off of things for a bit and provide a little bit of an escape.
About Joe Hunter
Joe Hunter is a comic artist and illustrator from the desolate wastes of Ohio. He currently makes the comic BEAST HEART! STRIKERS with Lan Pitts and Frank Cvetkovic. He enjoys baking and video games in his spare time and finds writing about himself in the third person incredibly uncomfortable.
Twitter: @joe_hunter | Instagram: @joebloodyhunter
Joe’s artwork 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.