Dear Making Comics Class,
We’re about to begin work on our final project. This is from my composition notebook. It’s sumi ink and Uniball pen on regular comp book paper. The characters are Marlys and Fred Milton. I’ve been drawing Marlys for over 30 years.
As you start drawing/writing your final projects know that a character you find by drawing in a sincere and observing way can stay with you and travel with you over time. I am very curious about this ability to create a character in the image world and sustain a relationship with it - contact with it— through drawing and writing.
I look forward to meeting some of the characters you are about to bring about by moving your hands in a certain way while maintaining a certain state of mind.
By the way I love your Batman Books from last week. They kill me. Completely.