It’s ALMOST autumn! I’m eagerly waiting to bring out my fall/Halloween décor. I got a lot of writing done this month for my graphic novel class and managed to write the first draft of the first issue of Caramel Crunch! It just felt… right. Like this format to tell the story finally clicked in my head for it. Considering this story is incredibly important to me as it was the first novel I ever wrote and finished, it really gave me a new perspective on the characters and the story. It really allowed me to dive back in and fix a lot of the plot holes/issues from its original novel draft. I feel rejuvenated towards my writing if I could take a second and actually focus on one project at a time.
Media of the Month
The Comic Book History of Comics by Fred Van Lente and Ryan Dunlavey
House of X/Powers of X by Jonathan Hickman, Pepe Larraz, Mark Brooks, and R. B. Silva
Dawn of X Volume 1 by Jonathan Hickman, Benjamin Percy, Gerry Duggan, Tini Howard, and Bryan Edward Hill
Ghost Adventures My Hero Academia
The Devil You Know Evil Lives Here
The Island of Dr. Moreau
I LISTENED TO:
Last Podcast on the Left
Chuckle Sandwich Podcast
I Wanna Be Your Slave by Måneskin
Build a Bitch by Bella Poarch
Team by Mag.Lo
Industry Baby by Lil Nas X feat. Jack Harlow
Solitaire Pull the Pin
Goals For September
For September I will be starting my thesis so I'll be reading some books for that as well as creating some interview questions and doing some statistical analysis. My books accidentally arrived at the neighbor's house and their son opened the package thinking it was for him and today they let us know that oops they actually did receive it by accident. (It happens to the best of us, no harm meant!) I also really want to get into creating a good pitch package for a graphic novel now that I've invited a talented friend of mine to be the artist on our little writer-artist team.
Featured Creator of the Month
Noella Whitney is a comic artist and illustrator who graduated from the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) whose art often features strong lesbian characters and gorgeous attention to atmosphere through her knowledge of texture and color theory. Even with a limited palette, she manages to create notably skilled tonal differences utilizing texture and color together. Noella's stylized and reverent landscape backgrounds featured in many of their works are always breathtaking. She marries uniquely designed characters with impressive locations and it comes together create dynamic compositions with a variety of different atmospheres depending on the story being told, but always containing a love for adventure and a love for women loving women.
Noella's comic TO MEASURE won the 2018 Prism Comics Award for Short Form Comics.You can read some of the award winning comic (and its sequel!) on her website or pick up a physical/digital copies through their Ko-fi shop. You can also find her on Twitter and Instagram, and also support her on Patreon.
Stay happy, safe, and healthy!