|The Original Artwork for my Seattle Weekly Comic. |
You can see the completed story here.
Also, just this year I fell in love with white space. I don't think I've ever used it as efficiently as I can. As a woman who works exclusively in black and white, I've been neglecting half of my palette.
Today, I have a comic out in Seattle Weekly. It's my second comic with them. While it's my intention to do comics journalism about Seattle's music scene - like this one about The Crocodile - this week's comic is an autobiographical story about my decision to go back to school for web development.
The decision was driven by how expensive Seattle has become to live in, and is fueled by my disillusionment with the nonprofit sector. There are several programs that the State of Washington offers that pay for job retraining, and I'm working with WorkSource to get my tuition paid.
I think the editor was excited about it because so many artists are having to make tough choices, now, in Seattle and a lot of them are choosing to leave. I'm hoping it will resonate with people.
|Finished panel, with text covering |
up the signage.
I am pseudo-obsessed with making good-looking original art, and I draw entire panels even though I know I will be covering up a lot of the visual details with words, so I'm posting the orginal art here. You can see the completed story at the Seattle Weekly's website, or pick up a physical copy from the stands before next Wednesday.
I do want to add that I totally riffed the art of John Criscitello and his Woo Girls in one panel. Credit where credit is due!
I'll be doing another comic for Seattle Weekly on the Macefield Festival in September.