This Might Hurt Tarot is a modern deck in the Rider-Waite-Smith tradition. Keeping time-honoured symbolism and imagery, but losing the medieval context, this the This Might Hurt Tarot Deck with holographic pearl edges is designed to be both easy to read and highly relatable. Clothing and scenery are modernized, diversity is embraced, and queerness is lovingly acknowledged. The deck, like most tarot decks, consists of 22 Major Arcana cards and 56 Minor Arcana cards. All of the court cards, and a few other select Minor Arcana cards, are portraits of real people in my life. It was an absolute joy for Isabella to create this deck in the image of our world, and she hopes it is a joy for you to read with it as well.
Isabella Rotman - Creator
Isabella is a cartoonist, illustrator, and self publisher from Maine living and drawing in Chicago. She started drawing this tarot deck because she was learning how to read tarot cards for herself, and she learns by drawing. What started as a casual project where she would draw cards to learn their symbolism quickly turned into a full 78 -card deck that she has been obsessively and joyfully drawing for over two years. You can see Isabella’s other work at IsabellaRotman.com.
Addison Duke - Colorist
Addison is a Chicago-based colorist/illustrator for Dynamite and Image Comics. Addison's current works include Charlie's Angels/Bionic Woman, Barbarella/Dejah Thoris, and Curse Words. Follow Addison on Twitter at @AddisonDuke.