Month of February was both a difficult month emotionally, mentally, and physically for me.
I won't get too much into one of the reasons but I can talk about the other reason: I worked on a 20-page graphic novel! It was a rush job as I only had roughly two months to complete it.
Instead of using my special micro nib pens for inking, I decided to use my double-head black designer markers instead. It gave a children's book feel. I drove this idea home especially that I used a junior high school-aged Latin-American boy as protagonist.
I had my mom and five co-workers read the graphic novel and received only positive and heartfelt feedback!
The application package had four deadlines and, on my part, I completed the cover sheet, my bibliography, a resume, and the work sample (graphic novel)! I already had an appointment with a professor colleague who worked on my letter of recommendation. I only have one letter left. That deadline isn't until the first day of next month.
I posted cropped pages of the comic on my Instagram (@Handdrawnbycarmenjr) since it's in the submission process.
Please wish me luck and keep your fingers crossed!