Virgin Burn, the Comic

A year ago I got the coolest request to join our camp EVER. It was from a French cartoonist who was planning on attending her first Burn. Instead of just writing an email, she drew a multi-page illustrated comic that ended with:

Legume turned out to be fantastic. She worked at the airport, painted murals, she was a lamplighter, and participated with our camp gifting, too. Actually, you can read all about her first Burn experience in the gorgeous comic she just published. Below is an example panel, but I urge you to read the whole thing.

Read the rest here.

About the author: John "Halcyon" Styn

John

Halcyon is a 20-year Burning Man participant and co-founder of Pink Heart camp. He is author of "Love more. Fear less." and producer of the Burning Man short film, "The Pink Path." He's won Webby awards for his over-the-top personal site & his "Love On Demand" video podcast HugNation.com. He hosted the defunct NBC.com web series "Fears. Regrets. Desires." and frequently speaks about Gratitude & Gifting. In 2010, Halcyon co-founded the San Diego based "1st Saturdays" homeless outreach program based on Burning Man Principles and the idea of "Service Without Sacrifice." You can find his digital home at www.Halcyon.pink

8 Comments on “Virgin Burn, the Comic

  • Buena Chica says:

    Sometimes you just meet that Burgin who was just a “Fish out of water” and always belonged to the dusty Playa!!! Legume is AMAZiNG!! She’s the BEST muralist Ive had on our little Playa Airport Art Team! Merci!!! THANK YOU for including me in your Cartoon!! * I want to introduce you to the Daily Beacon team to publish your cartoons on Playa too!! <3 )'( <3

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  • Dr, Bungee says:

    What a wonderful piece. As a long time burner, I can say, it doesn’t get old. Sometimes the stress of prepping the camp, and hauling everything out there, makes it fell like “work”, but once on playa, the magic begins anew. Finding people like you, who jump right in as if you’ve been here forever, and totally connect with the culture, make me believe that BM will survive. The “festival” scene of BM gets louder and more intrusive every year, but at it’s core, it’s the people who contribute to BRC (shifts, builders, artists…) that make BM special. This is the time of year when I need some inspiration to “get up and do it again” (DGS, Placement forms, Herding Cats…). It’s stuff like this that really helps me remember why I love it so much. Many Thanks.

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  • Anon says:

    Halcyon-If you get the artist’s consent, can you share her cartoon request to join your camp? I really enjoyed her comic, as well as her earlier one about attending a regional burn: http://www.pumpkincomics.com/burn/, and I’d like to see more of her work.

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  • Sometimes you just meet that Burgin who was just a “Fish out of water” and always belonged to the dusty Playa!!! Legume is AMAZiNG!! She’s the BEST muralist Ive had on our little Playa Airport Art Team! Merci!!! THANK YOU for including me in your Cartoon!! * I want to introduce you to the Daily Beacon team to publish your cartoons on Playa too!! <3 )'( <3

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  • kiki enfuego says:

    This is an amazing work! Reminded this 18-year veteran what a wondrous experience Burning Man can be… when you let it. It left me snarkless!

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