SINGLE-PANEL COMIC SERIESEqually nostalgic as they are existential, Karly Hartzman’s single-panel comics are resonate to her work as songwriter and frontperson to the shoegaze collective, Wednesday. In everything Karly does there is a refined sentimentality – arresting, yet warm.
In Karly’s comics, It’s what remains understated that has the most influence on the overall mood. The bare feet on the linoleum floor of the Walgreens. The tiny frown of her 11-year old portrait. Though, we can’t know the answer to the question posed in “Our Room,” anyone whose been in a relationship knows it’s not the answer that matters, but the overall weight of the experience of asking something to someone every day –of having been given that opportunity. It’s Karly’s abilty to amplify moments like these, that gives her work its beauty.
Karly Hartzman, “Walgreens,” 2020.
Karly Hartzman, “Grocery Store Police Man,” 2020.
Karly Hartzman, “Being Popular,” 2020.
Karly Hartzman, “Feline Aids,” 2020.
Karly Hartzman, “Sunburn,” 2020.
Karly Hartzman, “Our Room,” 2020.
Karly Hartzman, “Colin,” 2020. Polaroid.
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Karly Hartzman lives in Asheville, NC. She fronts a band called Wednesday so she can yell and play loud guitar. Recently her focus has been sewing messy clothing and textile pieces and drawing one panel comics. Going to college ruined photography for her, but she still likes to take polaroid photos. Her muse is her 75 year old landlord, Gary. She has a variety of zines available electronically on her website. She loves writing and receiving letters so if interested contact her directly to be pen pals!