writer, illustrator + Cartoonist // idaho lgbtq Community member Recruiting Coordinator for Treasure Valley Community College


Upcoming Speaking Engagements

 

Creating a Fulfilling Student Ambassador Experience - PNACAC Conference 2017 Boise

Thursday, May 18, 2017 | 8:30 a.m.

Boise State University

How do you create an enriching experience for student workers that staves off burn-out and provides a fulfilling experience? Using strategies based off of years as a student worker, Chase Van Weerdhuizen at Treasure Valley Community College has developed a program using a combination of leadership skills and video game theory. Attendants will learn about the Japanese structure of kisōtenketsu and develop new tools to train the next generation of student workers/work studies/student ambassadors.


Recent Projects

 

Horror Heroes

In homage to Jack Kirby and classic comics, five monsters join forces to battle the forces of evil. Updates sporadically. 

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Cosmic Sentinel

A thrilling black and white space adventure based on the work of Alex Toth and Al Williamson, Cosmic Sentinel follows a lone ronin as he battles evil throughout the galaxy. Updates sporadically.

Read Cosmic Sentinel  

Read Cosmic Sentinel: Deco - 5

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Babel

This biblical graphic novella tells the story of an architect named Nabal who must choose between following the paths set by his community or fleeing with his lover, all in the shadow of the the most infamous tower ever constructed. 

Read Babel: Part 1 // Part 2 // Part 3

Watch a Live-Reading of Babel.

Ashen

The story of a woman who must journey beyond a grim wall at the edge of her world to try and save the life of her sister, though this time it may be futile.

Read Ashen Online // Comixology

Review on Vice Creators Project. 


Sketchbook Illustrations


Writing

Voulez-Vous AKA ABBA’s Best Album and the Recent Lens I Used to Examine My Life

- A long form examination of ABBA's classic album Voulez-Vous. 


About + Press

Chase Van Weerdhuizen is a writer, illustrator, cartoonist, and Recruiting Coordinator for Treasure Valley Community College. Having graduated from Fruitland High School, he received his BFA at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design while working within their Student Services department. His work explores the narratives of his youth and the emotional lives of the LGBTQ community. 

His mission as Recruiting Coordinator is to promote post-secondary education and help students navigate student debt. 

Profile by Comics Alliance.

Interview with Fancy Pants Gangsters

 

 


Past Speaking Engagements

  • Marketing Principles and Practices for the Treasure Valley - Snake River Business Builders - April 19, 2017
  • Building a Brand, Building Relationships - Fruitland Chamber of Commerce - March 1, 2017
  • Preparing for College - Pendleton Youth Leadership Conference - March 8, 2017
  • Various Treasure Valley Community College Presentations