• Frame 1: 2006-07. A cardinal miserably sits in an undersized cage, thinking "I feel so trapped". A sign on the cage reads "Lavery Lawn CLOSED for construction". Frame 2: 2007-08. The cardinal, free from its cage, triumphantly spreads its wings. "Freedom!"

    September 19, 2007 (published) / May 11, 2012 (posted here)

    Cal’s first appearance, and my first contribution to the Courier, celebrates the long-awaited completion of the construction of the new quad (“LeChase Common”) where Lavery Lawn used to be, in the main classroom building quad.

    This work originally appeared in the Cardinal Courier, the award-winning student-run newspaper at St. John Fisher College, between 2007 and 2011.