As in “Adventures in Racism,” the name of my first comic series.
AIR is young still, I’ve finally put all four episodes on the blog, and am working on what’s next.
It’s interesting how much of a passion this comics-making has become for me. I can’t stop thinking of new ideas for other comics. I recently proposed writing a comic manual for a friend’s organization. Who do I think I am?
Heh. Good question.
AIR#1 — Me Talk Pretty
AIR#2 — You’ve Got to Be Taught
AIR#3 — Reversal of Fortune
(probably I’ll stop making “air” puns with my post titles … probably. At least I’m not making puns in the episode titles. That’s something.)
NEW — 4.18.2014: Now that I’ve been accepted into the VONA Voices graphic novel workshop for this summer, I’ve set up a fundraising page on Indiegogo. Today I made a video for the page:
Feeling inspired to help me move forward with AIR? Please add your donation and send me to VONA!
NEW — 9.23.2014: As you can see from my sidebar, I was able to raise all of the money needed to go to VONA in June. It was an amazing experience, and I’ve begun working on new pieces based on what I learned in Berkeley. Stay tuned!
And yes, after writing the first episode, I found a blog out there with the same name. There are posts on a handful of other blogs with this name, too. I’ve decided not to change the name of my comic to prevent confusion with those other sites. There are, sadly, more than enough adventures in racism to go around.
(To that point, people read these comics and then tell me their own awful experiences with racism, offering them to me as fodder for future episodes. I’m sticking with my own sordid tales, but I encourage everyone to write (and draw!) their stories. The more we tell them, maybe the closer we get to not racking up any new ones … Oh, the eternal optimist, me.)