The Lighter Side Of Oppression…


I know I often comment on social issues especially lately. I think after having written The Z Factor and realizing what a mess the world is in, this has become a focal point in my psyche.

Presently I am in the planning stages of my next book project, Greetings From Karpland , a vacation in dystopia (working title.) The back story is coming together in terms of living conditions, while the main focus is a continuation of The Z Factor and addresses unanswered questions from the first book. I look at The Z Factor as a floor plan. I am also exploring different formats in terms of layout and presentation. Since my background is art it made sense that my first novel is illustrated, I toyed with the idea of it first being a graphic novel. As it turned out the text became the main focus and the illustrations assist the text.  I am looking to push this much further.

Needless to say this is a continuation of a very big project that doesn’t just stop at a conventional book.  It has grown in size in just about every direction imaginable while continuing to embrace multi-levels of presentation and thought process. This includes blogging as well as talking about other visual artists and authors I admire. They are the main contributors and resource of what stimulates this project.

About cherylgross

Fine artist, Illustrator and author of The Karpland Chronicles. Professor Pratt Institute and Bloomfield College. Motion graphic collaborations with poet Nicelle Davis include: Commit to Memory: The Precipice of Extinction, In The Circus Of You, Becoming Judas and The Poster Reads; ACTIVE SHOOTER EVENT, travel the video poetry festival circuit. See resume at for other accomplishments.
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