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#27: Taking a workshop and exactly how I come up with my ideas

It’s been a few weeks since my last newsletter so I thought an update is in order after an eventful week (also, I don’t feel like working out this morning). Plus, learn exactly how I came up with the idea for a short comic. Pushing people out of the circle is essential to insecure people who want to make sure the circle has edges and they are safely inside. Jessica What I’ve been up to My two main projects For the most part, I’ve been grinding away at my two main projects: my graphic memoir and Mythological Fight Club. Organizing … Continue reading

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#17: Exposition how much I loathe thee

Let’s try something different today: starting off with a rant – followed by a segue to another rant! /// Seeing is different than being told. African proverb Not sure where I got came across this (probably Brian McDonald’s podcast) but it’s apropos for every writer & comic creator in the world. Show don’t tell, the teachers try to beat into our heads. And they’re right. If there’s one thing I loathe – my biggest pet peeve – is poorly executed exposition. Nothing ruins being engrossed in a story or kills the suspension of disbelief for me like bad exposition. The … Continue reading

Process, ego, and revealing my next project

#16: Process, ego & revealing my next project

Welcome to the new shorter version of the newsletter! (Editor: NOT.) First, some good news! I have been honored with a BIPOC scholarship by the Center for Cartoon Studies! They offer scholarships for their summer workshops and I applied for Creating Graphic Novels for the Young Adult Market. I chose this to get better at a “crafting authentic, relatable teen characters and narratives.” Can’t wait til August! /// That’s most people’s problem: they try to learn a magic trick instead of learning how magic works. Brian McDonald I’m still grooving to Brian McDonald’s podcast, You Are A Storyteller (though I’ve … Continue reading

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