Chamber Coda by Jessica Mehta

Something the Heart

(colored pencil, India ink, coffee, 2020)

In this illustration, the poetry and archaicness of “the heart of me” is preceded by a careless “something something,” as if the speaker is too distracted or tired to clarify their meaning. This comic, like many of Murphy’s comics, is a one-off, produced in a moment of absent-mindedness in which text and image are put on the page stream-of-consciously.

Dev Murphy‘s art and writing have appeared or are forthcoming in The Cincinnati Review, Essay Daily, Arcturus Magazine, The Indiana Review, The Guardian, The Rumpus, and elsewhere. She reads for CRAFT Literary. She lives in Pittsburgh with her cat, Nick. You can follow her on Twitter and Instagram @gytrashh.


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