It's done!

(Watercolor, Ink,& Digital Media)

Well it's done, after months of work and sleepless nights, I have finally finished my 24-page graphic novel, "Favorite". I've sent the files to the printer and am expecting to receive my first few issues early April. There is an equal mix of pride and relief now that this project is complete. I've definitely learned a lot in the process of creating, writing, drawing, inking, coloring, lettering, and editing this. I can see why large comic book companies employ teams of people to get one issue done, doing everything start-to-finish as a one man team is stressful, but equally rewarding. I will most definitely return to this media sometime in the future, because quite honestly, it was a lot of fun to do. There is no doubt I'll be employing some newly found tricks and shortcuts next time. I would like to give a quick shout-out to everyone who helped me along the way, for your insights, suggestions, and putting up with my need for constant review - Thank you.


Peace Corps 50th Anniversary.

The posters on display at the Dodd Center - UCONN, Storrs, CT
(Photo Courtesy of Jessica Machnicki)

Hey all, it's been a while since my last post - I'm only just emerging from the prison called senior project. The graphic novel is shaping up well, and I'm looking at sending it off to the printers sometime soon in the next week. As a follow up to the last post, Uconn celebrated the Peace Corps 50th anniversary on March 2nd at the Dodd Center. The commemoration was an amazing experience and we had a lot of people show up, and we even had some television coverage. There were a lot of returning Peace Corps volunteers who joined in celebrating the 50th anniversary. Carrie Hessler-Radelet, the deputy-director of the Peace Corps was impressed with our poster designs and from what I understand, the show will move to Washington D.C. after it has toured the regional Uconn campuses. There were also talks of marketing posters to help raise money for the Peace Corps. I'll keep you posted as I hear more. Below is a another quick look at my project in progress to peak your interest...

(Inks on top of Pencils)