NMU Illustration Graduate Alanna Stapleton’s comic “I’m Not Usually Talkative on Planes” was recently selected into the Society of Illustrators (NY) Comic and Cartoon Annual for 2016. The prestigious publication features the work of professional illustrators, and the annual is a showcase of the most outstanding works created in this genre throughout each year. Link to the entire comic on her portfolio web site.
Alanna’s Description of the acceptance
A little stunned and very excited to share that my comic “I’m Not Usually Talkative on Planes” was selected for the Society of Illustrators Comic and Cartoon Art Annual 2016. I made this comic about a conversation I had on a plane leaving Bermuda because I learned it’s not always bad to talk to strangers, in fact it can be just what you need. Writing it was cathartic, drawing it felt necessary, and sharing it was impulse. Part apology, part travel diary, part thank you note.