A few years ago I wrote a short story called "A Knife of Insignificance" for a creative writing class. Paleoanthropology, or the study of early humans, has always been of great interest to me, and I enjoyed exploring the topic in a creative form.
For the Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo Charity Artbook, I decided to (digitally) paint a scene inspired by the story. While working on the image, I found I wanted to take the idea further and thus Ice was born.
During this last semester I have worked on expanding the story to give it more impact and emotional depth. I have also done a preliminary 40 page storyboard that I will be posting parts of in the coming weeks (When the Comic and Fan Expos are done!). I plan on completing the final story board this summer and getting an early start on the comic itself in order to have it ready for the 2016 BFA Graduating Exhibition.
For anyone going to the Calgary Expo, I will be selling some limited edition concept prints. So stop by early if you are interested!
More on the story itself to come!
Christine is a Canadian illustrator and comic artist. She recently graduated with a BA (English) and a BFA (Visual Arts) from the University of Regina.