Kicking off my sophomore year as a New School BAFA student, I was assigned in my Language and Letterform class to create a visual comic strip after some preliminary idea sketches using either hand drawing techniques or softwares such as Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator. As of right now, I think I am far more clear and sure of what I want to do with my life in the field of illustration– design book covers and create interesting cartoons and comics a la Bill Watterson, Charles Schulz, and other famous cartoonists. A job in this field can allow me to integrate my writing and artistic skills all in one in an ideal situation.
The comic I’ve created for the class, attached above as a JPG file asks two very simple questions: “What if bacteria, fungi, and viruses went to college and had a microscopic society all to themselves? What if they got jobs in infecting people, animals, and plants, only for the economy and real life to slap them in the face with the truth?”
The more astute and curious readers of my comic may notice things those who merely look at the surface of my comic their first time won’t. Keep your eyes peeled, and you might just discover the larger universe and story behind the small world of this single comic. Enjoy!