Okay, so Iím working on a couple projects alongside Willow Wood. This one is a much more personal project in a lot of ways.
I was talking to my mother the other day, and she wondered about that story with which I was also so enamored, and so I told her - Andersen wrote that there was once a little sea-princess who lived on the stories her sisters always told her of a world over the ocean that was bright and beautiful, and that she longed to go. My mother goes, ďOh. She sounds just like me.Ē
So now Iím aiming to conflate and, I suppose, to juxtapose Andersenís themes of cultural transition, sacrifices, queer love, and silent suffering with my familyís immigration narrative. Itís going to require a ton of research, but I canít wait to see how it turns out.
And look! Iíve even started designing my own text frames. Iím hoping that learning about digital typeface and design composition will improve my webcomicking skills for Willow Wood, too.