This project was the first time I attempted to use some of the graphic design skills I had refined through making memes to create a larger, found footage, comic-like story. At the time, I was processing a lot of childhood trauma I had experienced with my mother's mental illness. I wanted to find an example that could fit into a small, digestable story but was also revealing and personal. I took inspiration from manga, utilizing negative space, black and white, and action text. I took characters and backrgounds from shows and cartoons I loved, distorting them and altering them to fit scenes. I wanted images to evoke both familiar and unsettling feelings in combination with text. I focused on text and placement to give the comic my own personalized feel, making text interact with the story and characters in physical ways.