Submitting Student(s)

Joshua Lively

Session Title

Design Expo 1

Faculty Sponsor (for work done with a non-Winthrop mentor)

Jason Tselentis, M.F.A.; Elizabeth Dulemba, M.F.A.; Dustin Hoffman, M.F.A.; & Olivia Stephens, (Rhode Island School of Design) B.F.A.

College

College of Visual and Performing Arts

Department

Design

Abstract

Identity, especially in a creative environment, is something which we are encouraged to grasp by the end of our college careers. I’ve found, however, that this is a big question. College alone is a major step towards autonomy which entirely shifted my sense of self, and I’m sure that many in my situation can relate. As a result, I want to center a story around this idea of autonomy, and what it means to find one’s personal identity. I will be creating a graphic novel proposal, titled The Coupled, which will consist of both a written and digitally illustrated portion. The Coupled is an Industrial Fantasy centering around Dorje, a 16-year-old boy who is bound to a deity of chaos. Dorje deals with conflicts of morality and autonomy and must work with the Resistance to prevent a fascist empire from initiating the “Second Restoration”. I hope to create a compelling fantasy world that pulls from the ideas of political and personal freedom. My intention with this project is to create a story which relates to and inspires those who, like me, are undergoing a major shift in their independence. Not only do I want to establish a voice in the world of fantasy, but I also want to create something that I can use to kick start my graphic novel career and catch the eye of potential publishers.

Start Date

15-4-2022 12:00 PM

Share

COinS
 
Apr 15th, 12:00 PM

The Coupled: A Graphic Novel Proposal

Identity, especially in a creative environment, is something which we are encouraged to grasp by the end of our college careers. I’ve found, however, that this is a big question. College alone is a major step towards autonomy which entirely shifted my sense of self, and I’m sure that many in my situation can relate. As a result, I want to center a story around this idea of autonomy, and what it means to find one’s personal identity. I will be creating a graphic novel proposal, titled The Coupled, which will consist of both a written and digitally illustrated portion. The Coupled is an Industrial Fantasy centering around Dorje, a 16-year-old boy who is bound to a deity of chaos. Dorje deals with conflicts of morality and autonomy and must work with the Resistance to prevent a fascist empire from initiating the “Second Restoration”. I hope to create a compelling fantasy world that pulls from the ideas of political and personal freedom. My intention with this project is to create a story which relates to and inspires those who, like me, are undergoing a major shift in their independence. Not only do I want to establish a voice in the world of fantasy, but I also want to create something that I can use to kick start my graphic novel career and catch the eye of potential publishers.

 

To view the content in your browser, please download Adobe Reader or, alternately,
you may Download the file to your hard drive.

NOTE: The latest versions of Adobe Reader do not support viewing PDF files within Firefox on Mac OS and if you are using a modern (Intel) Mac, there is no official plugin for viewing PDF files within the browser window.