Portrait series: Patron Saints of Texas
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In the final week of a (successful) crowdfunding campaign for Texas Tracts, a series of mini-comics about my Catholic education in the Lone Star State, I decided to draw portraits of Texans I admire. I wanted to show the Texas beyond the stereotypes and chose a few subjects that I think do this quite well.

The post-punk album cover suits Beto O’Rourke, Patron Saint of Texas Future. I portrayed Beyoncé as the 9-year-old who rose to national attention on a talent show and lost. She’s the embodiment of Texas Grit. For more info on Ann Richards, former governor of Texas, read my blog post. She’s a firecracker, and a role model for women everywhere.

Rachelle Meyer
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Tel: +31 (0)64 186 13 81

I'm an American illustrator living in Amsterdam. My work has been used for best-selling authors such as Dave Eggers, Audrey Niffenegger, and Nick Ortner, and I work for publishers … Show more.

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Member since 27th February, 2014
Kinderjury 2018, Nominated Hotze de Roosprijs 2018, Finalist Alexander Patterson Cappon Fiction Prize
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