I’ve always wanted to draw my own comic book, having been fascinated with all kinds of sequential art for the longest time…god knows what prevented me from just doodling some panels and filling up a page :)
But here’s the first serious attempt at writing and illustrating my own stories! Yaaaay! This was part of our ‘Elements of Moving Image’ course, which was possibly the most fun (and learning!) I’ve had at NID.
I’ve managed to keep fiction-writing at bay thus far, so let’s just call this story something silly and cute and whimsical, with a partly autobiographical little girl, a craft book, imaginary worlds, and a tiny love story thrown in for good measure :)
For now it’s just the first six pages…but it moves on to a happy ending, guaranteed :) I hope to finish it (with a little digital colouring, since I haven’t tried my hand at that yet!) by the end of semester.
Below are the spreads (low-res) for an idea of how the connected pages look:
I’m beginning to think that comics/graphic novels are what I want to draw for the rest of my life. Or at least dedicate to them a big chunk of my career…whatever that’s going to be :) This was too much happiness to just let it be a one-off thing. Here’s to many more!