Author & Illustrator, 2012-2020
R. Graves is a member of the historic Graves family. She was born and raised in California, where she spent a lot of time backpacking and camping as a child. Graves was raised in a family of firefighters on her father and step-mother's sides, which would become the inspiration for her first webcomic, Eternity: Hotaru.
Graves had an early passion for languages from a young age. She has actively studied 22 Mediterranean and Black Sea languages, including several endangered dialects and dead tongues, to various points of functionality. She continues to translate classical Greek and Latin poetry, converting many pieces to song. And frequently highlights uncommon language families in her written works to bring more attention to their endangered status.
Graves leans heavily on her background in obscure Mediterranean folklore to write richer and more intricate stories centering on the occult and supernatural worlds. Her work calls on mythologies than run deeper than the usual classics.
Graves is a passable percussionist and vocalist who enjoys singing international folk songs. (Her Neapolitan catalog of songs is disproportionately larger than other genres but Occitan and Romeika are a close second and third.) She occasionally teaches both music and dance when the occasion arises.
The webcomics and short stories featured on this site incorporate all of these passions and too many more to list. Though she started out a writer, Graves began experimenting with illustrating a section of the Eternity: Hotaru webcomic from September to October of 2019. By the end of June 2020, she had taken over the art for Eternity and started working on other titles. Though all of that is very recent, as a teenager, Graves dreamed of illustrating her own comics one day. It just took a long time to learn how.
R. Graves is openly Asexual and Neuro-atypical. She enjoys gardening, painting, cooking Greek food, quad skating, and taking care of animals.
Graves is currently working on her first full length novel that is set to pick up where the Lucky Jacques webcomic (in production) leaves off. With any luck, this will be the first of many.
Writer 2014-2019, Illustrator 2020
2014 - 2015: Fly Away, Firefly
2015 - 2016: Temptations & Machinations
2016 - 2017: Destruction
2018 - 2019: Twice Bidene
2019 - 2020: On the Agenda
2020-2021: Playing With Fire (In Production)
Writer & Illustrator
2021: Le Bon Chevalier (In Production)
Expected In 2022: The Wishing Tree (In Production)