I spent almost all of my kid-free time working on the mini comic I have to turn in this Thursday. It needs to be biographical of the comics illustrator we did a presentation on in the beginning of the semester–for me that’s Raina Telgemeier. I’ve been procrastinating because I’ve never made a comic. I’m happy with my artistic skills, but I’ve only applied them by copying a picture or someone else’s work. And now is not the time to venture away from my comfort zone.
So, I wrote out a script and found some illustrations by Raina that would go along with my commentary. I still need to make sure that this is okay with my instructor. I hope so, because I’m really happy with it! This is only half; I’ll end up with seven panels.
The illustration below is from Smile. I used this to draw the bottom left panel. I changed it so both her arms are in front of her.
This is also from Smile. I used this illustration to draw the bottom right panel. I wanted her to look freaked out so I changed her mouth and eyebrows a little. Isn’t it amazing what a difference it makes?!
Here’s quick video of Ana and Charlotte entertaining themselves while we waited at the deli. They’re such a joy to be around! …Most of the time 😉
I ended the day with this book!
I only got a chance to read the introduction and browse the rest of the book before I slept, but I’m loving it so far. I’m thinking about writing my thoughts as I read through it so I’ll retain more and have something to refresh my memory. Here’s a blurb I like…
“The world of diets has an unfortunate tendency toward tribalism, and we can sometimes miss the broad agreements by focusing too much on the minor difference. I see this happening too often in the plant-based community. Individual doctors brand their particular protocols and distinguish themselves from each other–this one encouraging eating more starches, that one more vegetables; this one rejecting all oils and high-fat foods, that one allowing some nuts and seeds; this one insisting on 100% plants, that one incorporating a small amount of animal foods. What strikes me, however, when I look at these diets is that they are all promoting the same broad patterns. And when it comes to our health, it’s the overall dietary pattern that makes all the difference. Get the big picture right, and there’s room for variation on the particulars. By highlighting so many of these different proponents of whole foods , plant-based eating in the book, I hope to shed light on the board consensus that exists among them, remove unnecessary confusion, and promote unity among the various healthy diet tribes.”
That’s a long excerpt but I don’t think I could get the message across properly by paraphrasing. I love this idea. I’ve always thought there is merit in many of the popular diets, but the variety makes things confusing. How do you know which one is right for you? The times required to research all the differences and test a few out, seems daunting. I like the idea of having a base and once you’ve got that figured out, you tailor it to your needs/wants.