This is ... Aus Akasha. It was written by me and drawn by fellow college-goer Sheana. She gave me permission back when we first did this project to put it up on the web some day, and now here it is. Sheana, if you read this and you want me to add a link in here to anything, go ahead and message me.
Aus comes from German, meaning "from" or "out of." Akasha is an Indian spiritual term, to the best of my knowledge, and means something like "the ether."
They say your first collaboration is always the hardest. Judging by this short comic, my first collab, I still have a ways to go but at least I've taken those first steps. To be honest, I did not do very well at collaborating with Sheana. I handed over a script and some ideas for the panel layout and basically waited for her to finish the project; I didn't ask for progress reports, or to see how it was going, or really say anything to show that I cared about the project's success. I simply waited. When she called me a day before the due date to say that the pages were done, we met at the library to do the wording and that was the first time I had seen the art. Even if I had wanted to see edits or a new try at any of the pages, there would not have been time; all in all, it was lucky that I liked it as much as I did. Do I like this piece? Heck yes! I want to do a whole series of them, poignant moments in the life of Evelyn as she learns to be … whatever the heck she is. And I want to do more short comics featuring characters like her set in this world, different takes on the old legends and tales; Evelyn is undeniably based on Frankenstein's monster, but I've got ideas for the Wolf-man, the Thing from the Black Lagoon and others. Then I want to do a whole series with them, sort of a high school Mystery Club anime thing. Someday I will, and Evelyn's story will have been the first. What did I learn? Collaboration takes effort, even when the writing is done!
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