I have been drawing since I was a kid, but kept my art supplies in a box for the better part of my adulthood. Until a few years ago, that is, when I felt an overwhelming urge to return to these tools.
Drawing cartoons and making a variety of art forms with my Lil’ Girl characters has become a regular part of my life now, but I had yet to move beyond single drawings, paintings, and ceramic pieces. I have wanted to put my characters into story form for quite a while, moving beyond the simple artist expression and into something more complex–something that tells a story.
How about a children’s book or comic book or a graphic novel?
The idea has been bouncing around in my head for years; executing it was the challenge. Sure, I may doodle pretty well and draw some fun cartoons, but that doesn’t mean I can put it all together and create engaging comics (or even great stories through my comics).
For me, the weeklong Cartoon Studio was just what I needed to create coherence and story with my cartoons.
The workshop was intense, better described as similar to drinking out of a firehose. As you can imagined, I LOVED it!
Here is a peak at my drafting process…
The full comic coming soon…