Microcosm

This article is a part of Summer Lovin’ Week 2017.

 


 

 

Ashley Franklin

Ashley Franklin

Ashley Robin Franklin is an artist & comic creator living in Austin, Texas. She's a lover of all things spooky, comics, animation, dogs, and watercolors. You can follow her on Instagram and Tumblr, both under Arfranklinstein, to see more works by her.
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Xenomorph from the 1979 film Alien
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Finding My Monsters

My fascination began with the 1979 film Alien. I was six when my parents let me watch it with them one night. The idea of an alien monster, called the Xenomorph in the movie, lurking in the vents of a spaceship was terrifying and invigorating. I wanted to know the Xenomorph’s motives. Why was the crew scared of it? Rewatching the movie as a pre-teen filled in the blanks. The crew feared the unknown, and this alien monster, for me, represented the misunderstood. I associated this monster with how I saw my body: strange, grotesque, and unnatural. It took me until my thirties to confront and reclaim my monsters.

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Afternoon Snack

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