Remember why you liked comics in the first place?
Our Comics Empower Project continues!
This time, Mortalshinobi tells her story:
From a young age I was introduced to comic superheroes and heroines, being first introduced to Batman and the X-Men.
They seemed so powerful and strong to me, both the female and the male characters, that it pushed me to learn to draw human anatomy and progress in how to draw expression and appearance.
Later, as I became more drawn into the worlds of gaming and comics and manga, they also taught me how to create not only characters, but worlds – worlds I could immerse myself in and create a reality, not only for myself, but for any reader who looks into my work.
Comics allowed me to create worlds, to be able to speak with these characters and push my talents further. I continue to do so as I try to bring these worlds to life in both my art and my writing.
Though I have since moved from Western comics into the more Asian branded type of comics known as Manga, each continues to teach, entertain and inspire, showing me more styles, more worlds and more characters to become involved with.
Whether it be the X-Men or Mortal Kombat’s Lin Kuei or Saber from Fate Stay/Night, each character brings their own world to life and continues to show me how to make a world of my own.
Hopefully, one day, I can bring this world of my own to show everyone and inspire others as I have been inspired myself.
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