This was an odd little idea I got while trying to draw Gibli fan art. I liked the character I created so much I decided to work with it on its own instead.
For me this is slightly autobiographical. I was raised in a world very different than the one I live in now. It was a world of fundamentalist fanaticism. The outside world in general was a mysterious place that I had only really gotten glimpses of as an outsider.
Leaving my extremist birth family and making my way into the outside universe on my own was a bit like leaping off of a building into the sky, and I’m so glad I did.
IT’s funny I had started to make this comic in full color when I decided that simplicity in color, subject matter and style would all go together well. So here is a monochrome comic designed to be as simple as can be.