Colossal: The Concept and Creation of an Original Graphic Novel
Colossal: The Concept and Creation of an Original Graphic Novel follows the process of my phenomenological study spanned across two years of my undergraduate career. The study began with introspection as to why I was inspired to create my own novel using the artistic skills I had acquired throughout my childhood and honed through my completion of the BA degree in Graphic Design. The process then followed the research behind executing such a project, following the steps discovered within the research, then finalizing the portfolio with finished artistic pieces and polished concept development. This thesis covers my thought process behind every element within my story, as well as the finished products of communication through artistic means. This study involved many different contacts that contributed to its development, including supervision by professors in graphic design, illustration, traditional art, as well as outside sources for story formatting and critiques. This study allowed me to explore the true process behind creating such a project, taking on all roles that is required by a development team, as well as fulfill and childhood dream.