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Webcomics: Amy Galloway

Journ-ee: A day exploring Dundee
Start of a new comic. This single panel shows a character and their dog walking, reading the Magdalen Green magazine looking for sights.
This webcomic panel shows the two characters looking at the bandstand in Magdalen Green, admiring it.
This webcomic panel shows the character taking a photo of the bandstand and achieving a "heart" in the style of a videogame.
This webcomic panel shows the dog, Chumpie, barking in agreement when the character says they should go find more things to photograph. A banner over the panel says "Achievement unlocked: Magdalen Green", like a videogame.
This webcomic panel show the Dundee Law monument with the character's face and the dog's head beside it talking about the monument being a memorial for those lost in the World Wars. A banner is across the bottom that reads "achievement Law Monument" with a big tick beside it like in a videogame.
This webcomic panel shows the character sitting by the Law monument with their dog asking if they want a treat. To the right is a bag icon with treat and books and the other contents of the bag shown with a selector, like a videogame.
This webcomic shows the dog eating a biscuit and getting a clap on the head. Above his head is a green up arrow with a heart icon next to it, like a videogame.
This webcomic shows the main character standing in front of the Law monument proudly and above their head are three hearts in a row and one on the end in gold and the words beneath say "new heart container obtained" like in a videogame. The words "to be continued" sit in the bottom right hand corner.
The webcomic shows the main character in the foreground of the image, Dundee’s Desperate Dan Statue features in the background and the dog’s ear can be seen peeking into the image in the bottom left corner. The main character exclaims, ‘Say cheese!” as though they are taking a selfie with Desperate Dan. A banner is across the bottom that reads "achievement Desperate Dan" with a big tick beside it like in a videogame.
The webcomic shows the main character reminiscing about reading Desperate Dan comics as thought bubbles around the image show Dan doing activities which classically depict his character in the comics.  The main character explains to the dog that Dan is an Icon of the city of Dundee and that she is happy to have this new selfie to remind her of fond memories reading his comics. Silhouettes of pigeons can be seen in the background.
The webcomic shows the main character in the backgound shouting after the dog as he has suddenly dashed off chasing a pigeon. The foreground of the image shows the dog gleefully  pursuing the bird.
The webcomic shows the main character standing in a busy square, with figures all around her. Four heart break icons can be seen at the top of the image in a videogame style. She is terribly worried as she her dog has disappeared after chasing a pigeon. The bottom left shows a text box with the words, ‘To be continued…”
This webcomic shows the main character searching high and low for their dog, Chumpie, asking around the city if anyone has seen him.
This webcomic show the main character forlorn and saying their dog must be so lonely and scared. On the opposite side of the panel Chumpie is walking towards them, whining.
This webcomic show the sad main character come face to face with Chumpie, their dog who is dirty and has a banana leaf on their head.
This webcomic show the main character and their dog having a cuddle in front of V&A Dundee. The achievement unlocked is V&A Dundee.
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Inspiration

Based in Dundee, Amy sought influence from the city’s rich history to help create her webcomic, with a focus on some of its famous landmarks. The videogame details throughout the comic are based on our previous exhibition Videogames: Design/Play/Disrupt, offering an exploration of how both comics and videogames can be disrupted by overlapping them.

Amy also took inspiration from her own dog for the character of Chumpie, who proved to be a valuable model and avid supporter of the comic’s production.

Valuing simple lines, backgrounds and colour palettes, Amy hopes to make her comic accessible and enjoyable to a wide audience who can share in her appreciation of the juxtaposition of modern videogame elements and historical landmarks.

Biography

Born in Fife, Amy moved to Dundee in 2013 and has lived here since, exploring a variety of creative passions such as acting and illustration. Her work is often characterised by a variety of pop culture influences, strong lines and bright colours.

Always opting for complex narratives to balance out her simplistic style, her background in creative writing has encouraged her to weave together stories with unexpected elements and twists.

Amy is diverse as a creator, having dabbled in graphic design work for local businesses and illustrative commissions. Manga artists of the early 2000s are an inspiration in her work, in particular her recent project focusing on women wrestlers, which was exhibited at the Masters Degree Show.

To follow Amy's progress, check out her Instagram.

The webcomics published across our digital channels have been created by University of Dundee’s Masters in Comics and Graphic Novels students.