More than a TV show...it's an EPIC Adventure!
Jun 13, 2021
By Celeste V.
Celeste is a cast member of the EPIC Gen Unlocked show. She likes to draw, write and play music.
You can see all her beautiful artwork on Instagram @ms.celeste.arts.
This month, we interviewed FRANCIS MANAPUL on the EPIC Generation in the Neighbourhood Livestream. He is a comic book artist and writer for DC Comics and is best known for his work relauching the DC Universe character, The Flash.
The members of EPIC Generation and I were lucky to chat with Francis and hear firsthand what his experiences are like in being a part of the famous DC Comics.
Some of the major takeaways that I got from him is to take my time when I am making a comic or drawing. Sometimes, when you rush, you don’t present the best of what you can do. Francis said to take it one panel at a time.
He also said to practice telling a story when illustrating, because you ARE telling a story.
Another great thing I learned from him is that inspiration can come from lots of different things, such as your favourite objects, favourite books, or even just something we use every day.
I can relate to what Francis said about where he gets inspiration from.
Some of my drawings are inspired by a calm forest photo... a song I heard... a conversation from my parents... or what’s on my mind or what I’m feeling at the moment.
Here I am, inspired by popcorns. :)
Currently, I am working on a book about a hero named Lily. She is a shapeshifter. I dream of having this book published. This year with online school, my writing has taken a backseat but I plan to finish it over the summer.
Lily, the shapeshifter!
When I work on my book, I will keep in mind the drawing tips that Francis Manapul shared, since those tips can be used for writing as well.
Thank you Francis and I look forward to reading your graphic novels!