“Urban Tree in Winter,” Oil on Canvas, 18 x 36 inches by David Borden

Austin-based father and daughter artists: David Borden and Ruby Borden will have an opening on September 13, 5:00 – 7:00 pm at The Austin Center for Grief and Loss. Snacks, drinks, live music, a short reading from David’s graphic novel, and art, art, art!


The Austin Center for Grief and Loss
2413 Greenlawn Pkwy
Austin, Texas 78757


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“Woman,” Mixed Media on Watercolor paper, 9 x 12 inches by Ruby Borden

Comics Class for Every Skill Level

In conjunction with the show, David will be teaching his popular, ALL SKILLS, comics creation class. The class dates and times are Thursday evenings from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Austin Grief and Loss: 9/19, 9/26, 10/3, 10/10 . Click to learn more and/or to sign up!

Discover that you’re more creative that you think

In this four-week class you’ll learn how to tell stories using simple images and words. Join a community of creative people in a supportive environment. Learn to create something truly unique. Don’t know how to draw? Afraid of drawing? No problem, you’ll learn some quick methods for expressing yourself. Lower your stress level. Live happier.

cover of Adventure in the Reedlands comic by artist David Borden, starring the White Cat Oracle.
Click to Read this Web-comic by David Borden

About the Artists

David Borden is an award-winning artist, writer, and educator. Once, long ago, he sold everything and moved to Morocco for five years. He is often described as unconventional, irreverent, and indomitable. David is a versatile artist. He specializes in painting portraits and landscapes, but he also enjoys drawing, painting with ink, and making block prints. The teaches classes in comics and cartooning, as well. His first graphic novel, And Yet We Rise, was featured on Fox7 News. The story is about coping with the short, but profound life of his oldest daughter, who passed away just shy of her sixteenth birthday. She taught him to laugh loudly, face every day with courage, and dare to dream. He is also the creator of the White Cat Oracle Deck, a whimsical, funny oracle deck that draws its power from the wisdom of cats.

Instagram: @dsborden

Ruby Borden attends an exclusive arts academy where she has won numerous awards in fine art and design. She has sold her work at Austin Comic Con, PopCats, and Staple! Independent Media Expo. Her specialty is drawing whimsical, vibrant portraits with ink, watercolor, and gouache. Lately, she has spent more time using acrylic on canvas. Her webcomics are charming and full of life.

Instagram: @ruby_beeee

Art Opening and Show