I took a free course online about graphic novels. It was a wonderful experience, in which I learned a lot. Besides just doing papers on excerpts of comics (which I haven't written a paper in a long time), we also did a short graphic novel for the class. Mine was called Csejte, after the place where Elizabeth Báthory, the 1600's women who killed young girls for their blood to maintain her beauty. (True story)
I have a lot more to this story in my head and I would like to do something with it. I only had a week left to work on it so I had to cut it short and make it a cliffhanger kinda. The experience of working on this comic made me work out some of the issues with the story and hear feedback from around the world. I will more than likely redo this at some point, but I thought I should share what I did for the class here. Also, I don't know why, but everytime I do a graphic novel the title page is in another language.
So I have not posted in a long time. There was a time that if you didn't post for this long of period I would take you off of my friend's blog list. Now I'm that person. Why you ask? Well I moved back home where I don't have internet. It's not that bad life, without internet, I get more accomplished. The other thing is I GOT A JOB. Like a real one, with benefits and being important and stuff. I was also working at the ice cream shop like I have done forever, because why not, I get free ice cream.
Where is my real job you ask? My local library, of course. Yes, Brodrick you were right, I am destined to be a librarian. Right now I don't qualify as a librarian, I will have to go back to school to get a masters in library science. I've been looking into it and can't decide between that and going to get a masters in animation/puppet building. I love both! I work in the youth services, so I get to be artsy and make stuff all the time for events. Also, I know I'm helping kids want to read and learn about their world. On the other hand, I really miss puppet building. I went back to Huntington to visit and got to help a bit with pouring some puppet heads and I was reminded how much I love building puppets. The two are really different, but could work together. So I don't know what I'm going to do. The library route would be the safe way to go, especially since I can do it online and live at home, so I won't have rent and such worries. The puppet route isn't as sure, but it could be amazing. I'm not even sure I can make it into the school I'm looking at, but I kind of want to try. The worst thing about the puppet route would be I wouldn't be able to keep the awesome job I already have, and who knows if I will get that lucky again.
Anyways, I grabbed a couple pictures of the stuff I made at work, shown later in this post. Also, I've been working on the teen website along with the Youth librarian (yeah, she is a real librarian unlike me), to make it useful and fun. It's DPLS FUZE, so check it out!
You can't win the R2D2, this was the only picture I found of it before it was given away as a prize. Sorry!
I only did the paint job for the body and made the two legs for the R2D2 cutout. Someone else had already cut out the body and made outlines for where to paint on the details. I was given white fingerpaint for this and ittoo hours to finish it so that you couldn't see the cardboard through the paint. I think it turned out well despite that.
These were croquet mallets for the alice in wonderland party. This photo was taken after they were used outside, had I know that was a possiblity I would have made them a bit sturdier. This was basically made of just paper, tape and markers. The feet were also felt, but I don't have a picture of them.
Anyways. I'm currently working on crochet Anna and Elsa dolls (from a pattern) for our upcoming Frozen event. And I have lots of photos of stuff I've been doing and just haven't gotten around to posting.
I helped make the news paper ad for Bob's birthday at Dee and Gee's. I gave them three options of looks and drawings that could be interchangable. The last one was the one that got print. I don't get the newspaper so unfortuantly I have yet to see it.
I was asked to decorate for the father son dinner at my church. I used things I already had and the cost of decoration was $0. For a budget decoration I thought it turned out pretty good. Before I got to take pictures though the clean up crew started taking things down, but I did get a couple pictures.
All the record were my Mom's old records.