Here I am, again. I haven’t been on this website for around two years. I am now a completely different person and have changed my major by just about every aspect of the word, change. I am a journalism major and have to write as my job now. Life is random and I cannot decide what I want in my life. Newest goal: late night talk radio. If I had one dream, that would be it. I also want to move out of Milwaukee! How sad, I know. I probably won’t for a while but isn’t it time for something new? I love my life at this moment and am trying my hardest, through library naps and too many hours at work, to graduate this year. I am a fifth year senior and it is time. Wish me luck….or just break a limb.
You’ve got time to waste and i’m not sorry
Well- apparently I have time to waste– because here I am, writing my last blog (related to this class). I am just reallllly excited to take all the knowledge and experience I have learned throughout this course into my teaching career. This class has opened my eyes to ‘different learning styles’ as well as different forms of media art. Comics have such a large impact on the reader but the trick is to help the general public realize that comics are not hard to read or understand as well as use for a tunnel of information. I never gave comics any time in my day, other than a possible Sunday morning graze. I have learned a lot about numerous people’s histories as well as world history by the one and only, word and picture association, or as I like to call them, comics.
I just wanted to say: Thanks, Andy. For teaching me how to analyze these comics as well as exposing me to this new world, the world of comics. I mean, honestly, I never would have guessed.
Until Thursday; I say good day.
I mustttt think of something amazing to write about. Im sick of the same old hum drum. I need a juicy plot. ninjas possibly?? with an evil squirrel.. plotting against the peaceful kitten (is that possible) in the land of…. woah. see why its hard for me to get anywhere?!?
Asterios Polyp = love.
I’ve been thinking about WHAT? over break. Oh, that’s right, my comic assignments. I can’t wait to get them back. I wish I had revised 3 more times before turning it in. I guess that’s the life of a college kid. I also wish I could win the darn lottery!! But…. you have to play to win so… anyway, I just wanted to say that it’s been a scattered couple weeks for me and I will be excited to get back to normalcy for a bit. Normalcy : School. Oh no. This year will soon be over and I think I will miss our class chatter. Ok ok.. spring break just ended…. SUMMER… WHERE R UUUUU
Well it has been an interesting evening. Homework is always fun to do while watching Animal Planet… so many distractions though… Anyways, I have been working on the analysis for class tomorrow and I think I screwed it up. I switched from 1st to 3rd person many times and mixed my own thoughts in with analyzing the actual piece from an outsider view… Hm. Did I mess up or did I make it an intermingled thought process that not only gives insight behind each section of the comic but also questions why things were put there in the first place. Looking back on my submission I wish I had reviewed it again before actually submitting it.. So now it’s like a piece of artwork that is on the gallery wall and all you want to do is grab it and run away. I’m going to stick behind my paper. Because sticking to things is cool.
Anyways- this was a hard process because it required self analysis. What was this in front of me? A blurp in my life that meant nothing to someone who didn’t live the actual moments. How could I see this through a different lense? That was the hardest part of this.. this.. ANALYSISSSS…. AHHH
Analyzing and revising my comic is fun! HA! I have added an ending which was the most difficult thing I have ever DONE (while drawing a comic) and I don’t even realllly like the end? It’s interesting to see where my comic ended. This story doesn’t really have an ending.. it’s my hair and I still have hair and it’s just changed over time. I would have a never-ending comic if I just kept going. I figured out a way to tie in my friend Carmen (who was part of the beginning of the story via text messaging) which made me feel like my story had more a circular plot. I have added more shading to parts that needed some depth but I don’t know how that will turn out when I have to actually put it on the computer or scan it on other paper. I feel like I still want to venture into the land of ink and go over all of my pencil work but the style will change a lot. I am still revising even with an hour and a half before class. I hope I can change enough so it is different enough to make some sort of revision impact. Hm. Did that make sense? Doubt it.
Hmm.. so here I am. Sunday. Trying to squeeze some extra comical creative juices out of my weekend logged brain. Half the battle this weekend was thinking of what part in my life should be shared and drawn out in a comic. Personally, I feel that I have quite an uneventful life… is that good or bad? I’m sure I’ve been through some standard growing up pains and some crazy family fights/laughs/trips but nothing too crazy. So, I guess I decided on the latest adventure in my life that has severely consumed my thoughts. This ‘adventure’ was the worst mistake of my life (least minor mistake of my life) which was getting a perm. This is a process in which your hair gets chemically altered to add wave. Hm. Bad plan. Anyways, it was sort of fun getting my major frustrations out about this terrible idea through a comic. I got to express how I felt and how I feel now without ripping my hair out! So, I guess I would say that creating this autobiographical comic is interestingly creative while still personally expressive but half the battle was thinking about what to share about my not so eventful life. Hair seems to be the answer.