I’m going to use my multimedia piece and develop it further as a huge comic scheme/ story. At this point i really want it to be Alison Bechdel-esque- a personal/ autobiographical comic. I need to 1) revise the writing 2) rearrange the pieces 3) study the layout of comics more. It will be rather non traditional- I want it to be zine esque. A little ragged, but cleaner than it is in it’s present state . I want it to express the ONE moment that I’m describing- the moment that I rummaged through my mum’s bookshelves and found… uh oh! Erotica. I would also like to expand it past the one short snippet I’ve written into a larger piece- but the drawing is so time consuming that I’m not sure I can. As an adendum to this- I’m going to scan it in and see if I can play with the effects/ layout easier that way.
Now- for the 100 word version.
I rummage through their bookshelves secretly when they’re out of the house. I’ve touched upon Toni Morrison and Gender Theory, books on family, a medical guide, and Jane Austen. These books aren’t mine- so I steal them, a lick of pleasure because I shouldn’t have them.
I once stumbled upon a pink book entitled Who Was that Masked Woman?. It ended up being my induction to the world of erotica. I hummed through the dust as she took off her girlfriend’s shirt. I left the room and sat- head to the cool tile, trying to wrap my head around SEX.