Helping Mitch – Page 5

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Helping Mitch is an experimental short story and comic. Mitch, who just turned 40, used to run a successful manufacturing business. At the height of a typically stressful week, he was struck by a delivery truck and was never the same again after sustaining brain damage. The story explores the relationship between Mitch and his mother, Sharon, who has taken it upon herself to bring the old Mitch back at any cost.

Reflections on Process

Page five continues the journey into Mitch’s memories while he is still in the MRI. Out of all the pages I probably spent the most time on this one and I am the most nervous about posting it. The speech bubbles alone were a huge challenge as this page contained more dialogue than the others (I even had to cut down on what was originally scripted to make it all fit). I don’t think I’m ever going to make it easier on myself because what would be the fun in that? 😉 I also feel with this page that there is a slight stylistic divergence but shhh don’t tell anyone.

So in the spirit of spring,  I gave my main website (zhangah.ca) a fresh coat of paint.  I was excited to include a brand new section for comics on the website and if you are interested in catching up or refreshing your memory of Helping Mitch, feel free to read here. (If you decide to visit the main page, you may encounter some errors. Not to worry, the site is still very much in the testing phase and I’ll be blundering onwards trying to fix and update things.)

As always, thanks so much for taking the time to read. I hope you enjoyed the 5th page of Helping Mitch. I would love to hear what you think of the story so far.

Scribble away!

7 thoughts on “Helping Mitch – Page 5

  1. Oh my goodness, each page keeps getting better. That first panel is STUNNING. I’m so glad to see you gaining steam. And this page is edgy, I like it. Keep it up and keep drawing. Can’t wait to read more!

    1. Good to see you again my friend 🙂 and thank you so much for reading and commenting. I’m super glad you like the page. (I was going to go run and hide, because, ya know, taking creative risks makes me want to do that) I’m so grateful for your encouragement and support. That along with your own writing practice, inspires me to keep digging, pushing and experimenting 🙂

      1. Together we can do ANYTHING! Taking creative risks is pretty scary, but make that leap. If it’s in your brain, it’s worth a try. Let nothing stop yoooou

      2. Agreed! You never know what’s going to work unless you try it.

        Speaking of creative leaps, I was just going to shoot you a quick email to let you know that I unfortunately couldn’t find the time for our project this week. I’m still eager to work on it and crossing my fingers that this week will allow for some serious brain dumping!

    1. So glad to hear that you are getting into the story! That really means a lot to me. I don’t want to give too much away but there might be a glimpse of hope… Thanks so much for taking the time to read and comment!

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