Sean Von Gorman

Sit down with NYC-based illustrator and writer Sean Von Gorman 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 am thrilled to be a part of this project. It is a tremendous opportunity to contribute in any way to help others who have suffered unimaginable loss and to help celebrate the incredible resilience and bravery of the Ukrainian people.

Q: What is your contribution to Lower Your Sights? (Short Story, Pinup, Etc.)
Sean: A pinup!

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: I absolutely believe art has the power to heal. Art has a way of helping to process and reframe pain, and transform something tragic into something beautiful.

About Sean Von Gorman

Sean Von Gorman is an NYC based Comics Illustrator & Writer. He is known for Co-Creating TOE TAG RIOT (Black Mask Studios), SECRET ADVENTURES OF HOUDINI (Alterna) and PAWN SHOP with Joey Esposito (z2 Comics). He has also contributed art for projects published by Image, Dark Horse Comics and Dynamite Entertainment as well as Anthologies such as Occupy Comics (Black Mask) and the Eisner Award Winning Love Is Love (DC/IDW).
In addition to his comics work, Sean has also contributed Art for Neil Gaiman’s Neverwear and features for Alt Press Magazine, and The New Yorker. He is also a brilliant Guerrilla Marketer, who has been known to handcuff himself to things and escape straitjackets to promote his comics.
His next project Ghost Planet will be published by Scout Comics later this year.

Twitter: @VonGormanArt | Instagram: @VonGormanArt

Sean’s artwork will be featured as a pinup in 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.