Hi! My name is Brianna. Originally from the Philadelphia area, I am a senior at Syracuse University majoring in Communications Design and minoring in creative writing. I am also in the Honors Program, which requires an in-depth thesis project senior year.
I spent spring semester of my junior year studying design in London, and visited several other cities while over there. While there, I sketched, took photographs and video, wrote, and just absorbed as much as I could. This was all in preparation for my Capstone, which I decided (with some encouragement) should be a graphic novel based on my experiences abroad. Why a graphic novel? Well, two reasons. One, my major is design, so while it would be more expected of me to do a more design-oriented project, Honors Capstone is an opportunity to explore something in-depth that you don't normally get to do. Two, I am a huge nerd. So combine those two, and you get my ambition to write, illustrate, and publish my own graphic novel.
This blog is for updates on my year-long process of writing, editing, sketching, inking, coloring, publishing, reminiscing, and sharing. Not all of it will be strictly process-driven-- I will also post about my inspirations, my time abroad, anecdotes, and anything else I feel is relevant to the project overall. Comments, questions, and encouragement are welcome and appreciated. I will be updating once a week, if not more, so keep an eye out for upcoming posts.
That's about all for now. Cheers!