coming soon: nothing much

coming soon: nothing much

coming soon: nothing much is a collection of 8-bit pixel buildings that encapsulate the slow decay prior to a ‘land development’ sign appearing in their stead. An all-too-common plague on communities throughout the Lower Mainland today, a closer look reveals that there is no space or desire to serve the communities that depend on them. Instead, they’re being replaced with or turned into gentrified institutions and housing that are inaccessible to poor folk. No one needs another cupcake shop. It’s like, you know, totally a metaphor for a city that has a ton of shiny new buildings coming up in the midst of an affordable housing crisis. On land that is already stolen and unceded in the first place.

Artist Bio

K.W. Miller is a multidisciplinary artist and a white settler on the unceded territories of the Katzie, Kwantlen, Sto:lo, Semiahmoo, and Tsawwassen Coast Salish people. Seeking neither fortune nor fame, he just wants to share his art with those who want to see it. Maybe a high five would be cool.

A multi-instrumentalist, K.W. Miller has recorded and performed music across folk (K.W. Miller), electronic (sadteen), and metal (Land of Wind & Ghosts) genres with projects reaching the charts on independent radio stations coast to coast. He has also worked as a sound engineer, audio and lighting technician for live events, music acts. Additionally, he has lent his voice to various animated shows as well as acting appearances in film & television.

Like everyone who decided to focus on a new hobby in the last two years, he has worked harder on drawing and authored, illustrated, and self-published copies of a children’s story that has been read in classrooms and donated to Little Free Libraries in multiple cities across B.C. He has continued into pixel art and continues to animate and illustrate. More stories, comics, collections, books and zines in the future.