Here’s a four page comic I made for my illustration comics class about my first critique ever at Emily Carr.
The assignment was to create a comic about art school so I thought it would be appropriate to tell my story of a white girl assuming the worst out of me but in reality she was fucking wrong. Learn to get to know people before you judge them this harshly, or you might look like a certain girl in my class!
This event happened September 2013.
Drawn and Inked in 2014
Great piece, Cole! I’m sorry you had to deal with that, I can imagine it was very nerve-racking. Of course it’s important to respect other cultures and religions, but I think it’s also important to respect yourself and other people by being informed. It’s too bad that this person and so many others just look to the color of someone’s skin and immediately make assumptions as to their heritage, class, religion, race and status. The person in your comic ended up derailing your work that you were allowed to create which, theoretically, is the exact opposite effect of what she was trying to defend. I’m glad you shared this story!
“To the people clinging to the notion that female-led pictures are a niche genre, people see them! They make money! The world is round, people!” - Cate Blanchett