(insta gram is butchering the dimensions of my pages so for the FULL chapter please go to my WEBSITE via the LINK IN MY BIO) .
IT'S FINALLY DONE. After 2 years, countless hours of work and labor and LOVE, Chapter 1 of THE GIRL AND THE GUN is finished. This graphic novel has been the hardest thing I've ever done, but I have enjoyed every step. I have so much more planned for Clara and I can't wait to share the rest of the story with you all.
I want to thank every single person who ever gave me a piece of advice, a critique, or words of encouragement. All of my professors, all of my classmates and friends, and my family. It has all meant so much to me and working on this book has brought me so much joy and happiness. Making art like this and telling stories visually is my true passion, and getting to share this with the people I love is an incredible gift.
This book has been one of the last projects that I have worked on at MONTCLAIR STATE UNIVERSITY. On Dec 19th, I graduate with a BFA in Illustration. This project represents all my work and growth during my time at MSU, and I am very emotional about leaving and taking my next steps after graduation. MSU has been the best experience, and I've learned so much from my peers and professors. This comic is in part dedicated to all of you.
LAST BUT NOT LEAST, I want to thank and dedicate this book to TAYLOR PARENTI. He stayed up with me until 3 or 4 am on countless nights while I worked on this, He dressed up and let me take reference photos of him, and he took reference photos of me. I especially want to thank him for telling me every single day that I was working on something special and to remember that.
I hope you all enjoy this first book, I have so much more planned. I have poured my heart and soul into this story and into my precious girl, Clara.
She WILL be back with that trusty gun of hers.
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