After getting home from London, I bought a pocket-sized spiral-bound sketchbook to carry around with me and make lists (often spontaneously) of what I wanted to include in my graphic novel. Some things were literal, like places I'd visited. Other things were more metaphorical, like emotions I felt or symbolism I placed on common objects. There were many, many lists... these are just a few.
This list went on for pages, but some of the things on this paget: Dublin, Istanbul, Solsbury, Stonehenge, rain, Underground, communication, loneliness, alcohol, newness.
On this list, I starred "independence"-- this is one of the most important themes to me, both in this graphic novel and in life going forward from my semester in London.
The top of this list contains some of the media I would like to experiment with when it comes time for coloring the spreads. I want to stay as computer-less as possible for this entire process, so the coloring will be done by hand using probably watercolor and/or watercolor pencils.