Notable Project Participation:
- Sundown RPG (fiend illustrator)
- The Fat Folks Tarot (8 of Wands)
- The Children of the Forest Zine (Page Artist)
- Character Design Zine 2021 (Roxie the Gorgon Biker Pages + Print)
- Wrestling With Gender Volume 2 Zine (backburnered project)
- The Super Posh Club animated series pitch
- The Fox Who Became A Girl (Chloe and I's 36 page graphic novel, coming out 2024)
'Queer Solidarity on the Square'
part of square-d Community Art Exhibit
now owned by Nova Martin!
50% of proceeds benefited the UNT Food Pantry.
Ovaettr (oh-vay-tur) AKA Orion Fern is a trans & queer motion designer, illustrator and arts educator. They love to share their passion for creativity with the world & help people by bringing their ideas to life!
['Ovaettr' means 'MONSTER' in Old Norse!]
Pronouns for public use are he/him or they/them.
Within trans or trans friendly spaces, xe/xem/xyr neopronouns are my favorite.
Freelancing with his business Ovaettr Art (est. 2017) - they work with a varied and vibrant clientele from streamers to personal art collectors. They seek contract or studio work in motion design. Xe is also seeking out illustration, character design, comics, 2D animation, and conceptual art career opportunities.
From 2021-2023 taught as an arts educator part time online, teaching comics, cartooning, and hand-drawn 2D animation to mixed groups from grades 4th - 8th on the weekends via Zoom.
He is now developing video lesson packages one can purchase later this year. They will also be soon offering online Zoom classes for 1 on 1 or public group gatherings starting Summer of 2024, covering topics of cartooning and comics for total beginners with an approach that works for kids and adults alike.
Orion is an advocate and activist for LGBTQ+ rights because Orion is trans & queer. Helps in multiple places including donating to and volunteering with Equality Texas. In 2021-2022 completed the Equality Fellows Program to become a more well-equipped leader in the community.
Originally began a project with the Equality Texas Fellows about an initiative through social media to get people to donate LGBTQ+ books that personally helped them on their own journey coming out and being their full selves. This project will be announced officially and open sometime in 2024 after security precautions are taken care of.
Zinester and incredibly enthusiastic about small press media. Loves helping people learning how to make their own zines!
Donor of good and/or educational books or zines in local little free libraries.
Supporter of local arts in #DentonTX and beyond! Find his feature articles about local art shows at ovaettr.blog.
Fund-raises via streaming on Twitch.tv and by offering Art For Donation specials. Has successfully helped multiple organizations and individual LGBTQ+ community members directly with The Hachikrew. Supports their community in any way he can via mutual aid.
Participated in the The Dallas Way: Faces of LGBTQ+ History, Art & Archive Exhibit with a self-portrait seen below. The event was hosted at the H. Paxton Moore Fine Art Gallery - El Centro Dallas College location between 9/20/2022 and 10/7/2022.
As of June 26th 2023, is one of the 2023 Greater Denton Arts Council Micro-Grant grantees. The grant will go towards printing costs for the first 100 copies of their debut comic titled "The Fox Who Became A Girl" due for release in late 2023. "The Fox..." is a collaborative project written by Chloe Bear and illustrated by Orion.
You can read the first three pages on its homepage!
Participated in the square-d community art exhibit benefiting the UNT Food Pantry at the UNT CoLab with their piece entitled 'Queer Solidarity on the Square' in July of 2023.
& always doing more new cool stuff! They will see you around town! <3
^ Captain Barbosa my cat,
nicknamed "Barby" for short
Hobbies Outside Art:
- Playing Ukulele / Singing / Songwriting
- DMing or playing TTRPGs
- Making zines!!
- Crafting & upcycling
- Video games (Nintendo & PC)
- Making really specific music playlists
- Raising/Caring for Animals
- Witchcraft for 15 yrs+
- Tarot Divination
- Reading & Book Collecting
- Donating books to Little Free Libraries
- Reading & Writing Poetry