Can you tell us a little about your comic? How does it speak to the theme of the anthology (point of no return)?
My story is about a girl who, having previously been taken away by fairies as a child, comes home to the real world to find that everything has change. She has trouble adjusting. The premise of it is kind of a bummer, realizing that all the things you set out for are not actually the things you want, but really it’s a hopeful story.
It’s about how even if your choices bring you somewhere you didn’t want to be, there’s still a possibility for progress forward, and a hope that if you’re not there yet, you might be there soon.
Also it’s just like, completely full of sex jokes.
What was the inspiration behind your story?
I’m really inspired by mythology and folklore as metaphor for modern life, so this is a derivative of Irish changeling mythology, about babies who are replaced with fake fairy versions, who misbehave, act strange, and don’t fit in. There are a lot of societal reasons for this lore, but the main takeaway is that it’s a metaphor for alienation and how feelings of unfamiliarity can breed resentment and misunderstandings.
I was a weird kid growing up and I only got weirder as an adult, but now I’m chill with that. I wanted to play with acceptance of your weird circumstances, and just own the fact that you’re a bizarre fairy child.
What challenges arose during the course of this project? Takeaways?
I’m very new to comics at all, so a 10 page comic was really exciting and also hard to fathom. I come at this from an animation background, which involves a lot of the same visual techniques, but a very different approach to audience interaction. I had a rough time with scene transitions.
Can we expect more comics beyond this project? Where can we find more of your work?
I think I’ll never not be making comics at this point. I’m so excited to make more. They’re awesome and I love them. You can find me on Twitter, Instagram, and Vimeo @wxrringtxn