Here’s my final comic.
I decided to write about social media anxiety. It stars a character called Villz, a duck that looks like Donald Trump, and a whole load of insecurity. I hate how social media brings out approval seeking and quantified validation. I picked something ridiculous (a duck that actually DOES look like Trump) and then showed Villz falling apart when she gets no responses. Until, at last, she is noticed by a bot!
I started with thumbnails:
Before drawing in pencil on bristol board, and tracing in india ink:
I cleaned up the photos (notice the ink splotches) in Photoshop, changed the levels, and got carried away with colouring. It was a lot of fun and I’m really glad I did the course!