Words. They have always been troublesome for me but accompanied with an image they made more sense.
The summer before 4th grade, I discovered a new love. The sequential image in the form of comic books. It was a good thing because after 3rd grade my reading and writing scores were at the bottom of the class. But after I started reading comics and making my own, my scores rose to the top of the class by the end of 4th grade. From then on, I continued creating comics. Then something happened–the superheroes became still lifes, portraits, and illustrations. The storylines were now being told in the image entirely. Eventually, I landed at an art school studying Illustration. But it was the school’s elective class, “The Study of Sequential Storytelling,” that made the connection for me.
So, here I am now, once again taking images and placing them in a sequence to tell a story. Also, still reading Batman.