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Von Allan gets personal about mental illness

Debut graphic novel hits the shelves at Strange Adventures.

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When Ottawan Von Allan decided to create the art for his graphic novel, he couldn’t draw. “I literally sat down, when I was 24, with Betty EdwardsDrawing on the Right Side of the Brain, and I started to teach myself,” says Allan. Eleven years later, the former independent bookstore manager is now selling his self-published graphic novel, the road to god knows—-drawn and written by his own hand.

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