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“Most of All I Loved Outsiders” – Ara’s Story

Remember why you liked comics in the first place?

Our Comics Empower Project continues! 

This time, Ara Carrasco, who is working tells her story: 

I still remember being a child and trying to comprehend the world around me: Why adults would react in a certain way, why they would not answer the most important questions, why they would get angry or sad or stressed so often – and what could I do to avoid being like them when I grew up.

Comics were a world where I could get lost and avoid all that rationalisation.

I was trying too hard to find a reason for everything, when maybe at times there wasn’t any.

I just loved the drawing in the panels, the colours and the distribution in each page. I wanted to get lost in them, feeling their mood and rhythm. And I liked superheroes, but most of all I loved characters that seemed to be outsiders.

I believe comics are the future for many people who want to tell stories. Compared with other media, they’re incredibly flexible. You don’t need to be a virtuoso with the pencil – what’s really important is to know what you want to say, and express it faithfully.

I am writing my first stories with New Worlds Comics. And I realize there is so much to be said, about all the stuff I’ve been observing since my childhood, things that could perhaps be meaningful to someone. I’d love to inspire people, even if it’s only a little bit, in the same way comics have been an inspiration to me.


Ara Carrasco is currently working on a graphic novel for New Worlds Comics. Follow her on Twitter: @aracarrascoart.


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