Sit down with Montana-based writer and designer Tim Daniel 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?
Tim: Both a means of peaceful protest and to contribute in some way to the welfare of those affected. My creative talents are all that I have to raise my voice in solidarity with the people of Ukraine.
Q: What is your contribution to Lower Your Sights? (Short Story, Pinup, Etc.)
Tim: David Andry & I contributed the short story Keepsafe along with artist Kateryna Kosheleva and I also supplied the design of the anthology’s main logo.
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?
Tim: There can be no question. Art and in particular storytelling, when used for the greater good can function as an empathy-generating machine. We can share a sense of kinship and catharsis though we are worlds away from one another.
About Tim Daniel
TIM DANIEL (HE/HIM) is a comic book writer/designer and EVP of Branding & Design at Vault Comics. Tim resides in Missoula, MT with his wife and two daughters. Previously published works: ATOLL, BURNING FIELDS, CURSE, ENORMOUS, FISSURE, SKINNED, SPIRITUS, and THE PLOT. He is responsible for the design of countless titles spanning 15 yrs and almost every major publisher including A Wave Blue World, Dark Horse, Dauntless, DC Comics, Icon-Marvel, Image, Invader, Mad Cave, Skybound, and Valiant.
Twitter: @TimDanielComics | @2ndRocketComics
Tim’s work will be featured in the short story, Keepsafe, from our upcoming Ukrainian benefit anthology, Lower Your Sights. You can check out more of Tim’s work here!
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.