Can you tell us a little about your comic? How does it speak to the theme of the anthology (point of no return)?
The basic premise of my comic is that it’s about a young woman who’s completing a bucket list. In relation to the anthology’s theme, it’s about how life is always moving forward even after difficult situations, and that we have the choice to make the best of it.
What was the inspiration behind your story?
It’s cheesy, but finishing up senior year, I’m at point where I’m looking back at my life so far and doing my fair share of self-reflection. I find myself thinking more and more about my and personal relationships with friends and family and how that much they really mean to me, especially after spending the past couple years devoting myself to art. I kinda wanted this story to be a testament to those relationships and how they made me the person who I am, in both small and big ways.
What challenges arose during the course of this project? Takeaways?
The biggest challenge for this project was trying to figure out how fit everything in 10 pages. It’s an interesting number, especially with my interest in making the characters and their dynamics feel fleshed out; it’s short enough that you can’t really spend too much time going into their history, but long enough that you can add little moments of “space” to let the characters interact in a way that shows who they are. I learned a lot in trying to create those moments.
Can we expect more comics beyond this project? Where can we find more of your work?
I sure hope so! I really love making comics, so I don’t see why not. To see more of my work you can visit ankegladnick.com.