Hi everyone. I'm Janet. I recently signed up for SVS and watched my first critique today which was really inspiring.
I have a biology degree but then studied illustration part-time at Emily Carr University of Art & Design in Vancouver. It was good but not as in-depth and focused as SVS so I'm very happy to be here.
I work as the colourist on the Laser Moose and Rabbit Boy middle-grade graphic novel series from Andrews McMeel. That's been fun, and occasionally rather hair-raising but I have learned so much on the job. Who knew comics flatting was a thing?!
I'm working on developing more of my own stories. I want to improve everything especially my drawing, composition, and character design. I work with ink but also make miniatures which I'm starting to incorporate into my artwork. Not sure where that's all going yet, but it's been pretty fun to play with for now. I'm also interested in editorial illustration.
In the next year my goal is to get a dummy book picture book together to pitch to kidlit agents. I'm also trying to take more risks and put more work out there.
One of my characters, Jeff, night manager of a rather unusual supermarket.
Jeff: "Who left this here?"Experimental paper scene with miniature.
And here are some doughnuts. Nom nom nom.