About

 

Ray was born and raised in central Illinois, and was drawing as soon as they could hold a pencil. They knew from a young age that they wanted to tell stories, and after years of growing up on manga and webcomics, they pursued an art education at Southern Illinois University of Edwardsville. After graduation, they launched Dollhouse in January 2013 and have been publishing two pages a week online since. In November 2015, they also became an affiliate with Hiveworks. Aside from Dollhouse, Ray creates short one-off comics, works as a freelance colorist, and occasionally does freelance illustration work.

Ray currently lives in St. Louis with their cat, Nico. In the evenings, they work at their local comic shop, Star Clipper. They love the city, and in their free time they love making music playlists, collecting skulls, and going to the local IKEA.

Dollhouse takes place in St. Louis and revolves around a girl, a band and the terrible decisions they make. It’s definitely a drama, with a little bit of sex, drugs, and rock n roll mixed in there too (when I say graphic novel, I mean graphic novel). It is a long-form comic that currently updates on Tuesdays. Aside from the overlaying drama, it’s a story about dreams, and the paths that lead us to achieve them, and the obstacles to overcome. It’s about how what we want can grow and change, and how a dream can evolve into something bigger. It’s about dreams that we have to learn to let go in order to pave the way for something new.

You can follow Ray on Twitter and support her comics on Patreon!