{ What I Did This Summer - In Comix }

For years I'd sit back down in those stiff, little chair-desk contraptions for the first time in 3 months, and the o'so original "fun" assignment would be announced, "Class, what did you do this summer?" I'd go blank and turn in a page of nonsense about "staying home" and going "places." Now, it's not that this was necessarily true - my family and I took the occasional summer outing, and I had fun summers doing stuff - the problem is that's what it always amounted to in my own extensive vocabulary: "stuff."

So, even though I'm majoring in creative writing all these years later and will be taking a nonfiction seminar this semester, I decided to avoid the little essay about stuff and review my summer in a series of short comics, specifically comic-gif-things. There I go again, with my brilliant powers of expression in the English language.

If it looks like the last comic doesn't really fit with the others, that's because I found my groove 2/3rds of the way in - that just so happened to be after a few days of work on the first two comics, so they may look a little disjointed.

Note: The following are not as cohesive or well illustrated as Charlotte's comic , which you should definitely go look at; she beat me to the punch of summer comics, and it's great.

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That heart. WOW.

I went to the Bodies exhibit during the fall of my first year while on break in NYC. My grandmother, the former nurse, and I spent hours looking at all the details and intricacies of bodies we'd never seen before (and probably will never see again). I ended up buying the book... it's floating around in my belongings somewhere.

And congratulations on the first tattoo!

Posted by: Ma'ayan on August 18, 2014 10:27 AM

Super cool, Andres! Love your creativity. I'm really looking forward to nonfiction with you!

Posted by: Andrea on August 18, 2014 1:59 PM

Thanks Andrea, I'm looking forward to class with you too!

And thanks to you too Ma'ayan!

Posted by: Andres on August 21, 2014 8:19 PM

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