Patience has only a faded oval portrait and the woman's word for what her lost daughter was like. The portrait is deliberately oval in shape in homage to Edgar Allen Poe's "The Oval Portrait..." a wonderful little horror tale I highly recommend. It has influenced me throughout life.
This is the story of Patience, a doll-maker obsessed with her greatest creation. Adult themes but there are SFW versions of NSFW chapters uploaded the same day (Mondays).
Beyond the Comic: Awake premiered in Winter 2006 and came from my own life. I was newly married, slowly learning to stop objectifying my husband and start loving the real, three-dimensional imperfect man. The first stages of my love, where I thought of him as my angel who was there to fix me, were more empty...an emotional echo-chamber. Once I recognized him as a complex human, someone wholly apart from myself, our love became more rich, warm and satisfying.
AWAKE will immediately be followed by my short comic The Ruby Machine.