Raquel Bumgarner

Oh Snap!

Artist’s Statement  

Oh Snap! documents the very short version of an incident my boyfriend and I encountered very early on in the pandemic, before we knew how long “spring break” was going to be and follows our discovery of an injured snapping turtle and helping it cross the road. I chose to write about this event because I had wanted to make a comic about it for over a year now and that event has resonated with me for a while, as I was very active, anxious and determined during this event. I felt pretty proud of having been able to make some sort of beneficial impact that helped me feel less helpless and without agency when quarantining really began.

Raquel Bumgarner (she/her), BA New Media, Illustrator and Animator