Piecing it Together

The best possible representation of my process as a writer could be nothing short of a small mess. It starts with every intention of making sense, as you can see with the center image, the first sketch I made for this class, and seems to progress with some sort of order, but quickly becomes tangled. I’m not ashamed of having an irregular process, … More Piecing it Together

Laundry Day

One of my favorite shows ever made is Gilmore Girls. It needs no big conflict, no loud sound effects or never-before-seen quirks. It instead tells of the quaint life of a mother and her daughter in the little town of Stars Hollow. It just made me so happy that a show was doing what no shows … More Laundry Day

Constant Vigilance!

  Confession time: I am not great at photo editing. As challenging as past sketches may have been, they were usually sketches, I got to actually use my hands and trace the shapes myself. Combining two pictures may have seemed easier at first glance, but I knew full well that it’d be no simple task for my … More Constant Vigilance!

What Are You Doing?

Telling a true story didn’t seem like a very difficult thing to do, I have over eighteen years of experiences to draw from. 

…which I instantly forgot the moment I sat down to draw.

Seeing as my entire life was useless in terms of material for this assignment, I did the only logical thing: I put it off.

Instead, I helped my roommate (who plans on majoring in Playwriting) with her homework, memorizing a scene. As you’ll see in the comic below, I wasn’t as helpful as I thought I’d be.  I figured a moment that made me laugh so entirely at my own carelessness would be a good place to draw on. It reminded me a lot of the example we were given, I’m An Idiot at xkcd. Sure enough, the inspiration followed. … More What Are You Doing?

Back Pains

I’ve always wondered my my shoulders are so tense.

When piecing together the image above, I observed each and every object that I pulled out of my backpack, and sure enough, I found each one to be essential to my every day. Here goes the list:

-The backpack itself (got it from Mexico a year and a half ago, last one left, friends were jealous)

-Umbrella, which shoots open with the press of a button, not unlike a light-saber (works like a charm, whenever I carry it, no rain. If I happen to forget it, expect downpour) … More Back Pains

Heart of Gold

I’ll be honest, the assignment to create an actual little comic for this class was undeniably intimidating. Usually on Sundays we’ll have sketches, which I think you agree is a word that carries a lot less pressure. On a sketch, you can make mistakes; it’s a creative process  that can go in just about any direction. For this week’s Triptych, we had frames and words, and it looked a lot more like a finished product.  … More Heart of Gold

The All-Consuming Monster We Struggle to Slay

Title is a mouthful, huh?
In fact, you’d expect my Human Document to have a drawing of an actual monster (that might have been clever!), but instead there’s just a messy disarray. In my eyes, that’s stress, and I thought it would be appropriate to make this sketch about it, seeing as we’re at that point of the semester where it feels like we have responsibilities and problems and work coming at us from every direction. Here’s the poem:

about stress

i have found

The moment of departure itself

without frequency

causes mere charge

not relief … More The All-Consuming Monster We Struggle to Slay

This Just In! I Kind of Broke the Rules.

Learning to look at the world, and everything in it, in a different way is a large part of what I believe this class is about. It’s about challenging ourselves to try something new, and basically, seeing what happens.

I realize that we were told to avoid using notes of this class to complete our assignment, if at all possible, which is something I understand. If I take notes of a comic explaining theory, visualizing it is much less of a challenge.

However, when going over all my notebooks, the idea I could most get passionate about was the notes we took just last class about Maus and the discussion of its genre. I figured all my notes on this discussion were merely words, and that transforming them into something visual would be equally challenging. … More This Just In! I Kind of Broke the Rules.