Sit down with Austin, Texas-based artist and writer Sean Dicker 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?
Sean: I’ve always loved giving back and helping those who need it. Growing up I spent my summers I rebuilding homes for people along the Appalachian Trail. So to be able to give back to some of the most vulnerable, some of the most deserving using my art truly means the world to me. These kids have no control over what’s going on around them and they deserve all of our best.
Q: What is your contribution to Lower Your Sights? (Short Story, Pinup, Etc.)
Sean: I was the artist of a short story called The Wheel, written by an amazing writer and friend Jarred Lujan.
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?
Sean: Without a doubt I believe in the healing power of art. Art has healed me in more ways than I can comprehend. It can give a voice to the voiceless and can help you be seen when you are lost. Art can be whatever we want it to be.
About Sean Dicker
Sean is a comic artist and writer originally from Boston and now living in Austin Texas. He is known for Uncovered Grave from Dauntless Stories and Crackle Vol. 3. Sean likes horrible puns and kayaking.
Twitter: @DickerTweets | Instagram: @sean_dicker_art
Sean’s illustrations 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.