Hi, I’m Gwen, and I love to draw. I draw all the time, I'm not even kidding. I’m working on ONE BIG GRAPHIC NOVEL about my life. Most of my stories are personal or family stuff, but I also draw community stories for Pop at the local paper, make up fairy tales for my little brother, and of course I’m CRAZY for fantasy, so it’s a pretty good mix.
I’m 11, a little (a lot) shy, and I want to be a graphic novelist when I grow up. A FAMOUS graphic novelist. A famous AWARD-WINNING graphic novelist. I’m shy, but not about my dreams. Also? I think being a storyteller makes me a better person. I feel what my characters feel, which gives me, what’s that word Mom loves? EMPATHY!
Like the time I was drawing a story about how annoying my brother was and I started crying. I’m not even kidding. Seeing things from HIS point of view? I felt sad for him — and annoyed at his bossy big sister (whoever SHE is).
Each episode goes back and forth between my REAL LIFE and my GRAPHIC NOVEL. The switch from real life to graphic novel would be obvious if you were WATCHING the show. But since you’re READING the show online, I’ll use a DIFFERENT FONT COLOR when we're inside the graphic novel.
Anyway, here are a couple stories I'm working on. I hope you can read my handwriting!
Maybe I'll show you one more, just to prove that graphic novels can be about serious things too. Actually? Graphic novels can be about ANYTHING, I'm not even kidding.
I used to think my life was boring. But when you see your life as a STORY? You notice things about yourself (and your world) you never knew before. I love that.