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Webcomics: Cecilia Lee

Documenting the Webcomics project
A four-panel comic documenting this webcomics project. Different students are featured in each panel talking about their visit to the museum for inspiration and what they've decided to focus on. Emma talks about Ocean Liners and how she wants to do something with the roaring twenties, whereas Amy wants to focus on Videogames. Cecilia, the designer of this comic, says since she can't draw, she's going to use photography and other people's artwork to document this project.
A four-panel comic documenting this webcomics project. Different students are featured in each panel talking about how their ideas are developing. Tony talks about being inspire by space and exploring a ghost story on a space station. Thanos is thinking about looking at what being a museum means. Holly saw the Basil Spence plans for the Hutchestown block of flats and overheard two ladies who'd lived in similar buildings, and this inspired her to set her story there. Andrew was working the art of Goya into his webcomic.
A four-panel comic documenting this webcomics project. Different students are featured in each panel talking about difficulties they're having with their webcomics. Rayne's story is about mental health, inspired by her brother's experience. She wants to be sure she's tackling that sensibly. Holly agrees that's important. She talks about not being an artist and that instead she's trying to use cross stitch as a way to get around that. Emma says she's struggling with transitions between scenes and wants to make the story relatable. Abriele agrees and worries that she's putting so much info about Impostor syndrome in her story that she needs to be careful not to alienate readers.
A four-panel comic documenting this webcomics project. Different students are featured in each panel reflecting on the whole webcomics process. Danny says he learned to set himself deadlines and that he's excited to explore his story further beyond this project. Similarly, Emma fell in love with her characters and wants to create a regular webseries with them. Amy was excited to explore Dundee and learn even more about it as she incorporated landmarks in her story. Finally, Cecilia reflects on her own webcomic and how much she learned from her fellow students and was inspired.
  • Cecilia Lee's webcomic: Part 1 of 4

  • Cecilia Lee's webcomic: Part 2 of 4

  • Cecilia Lee's webcomic: Part 3 of 4

  • Cecilia Lee's webcomic: Part 4 of 4

Inspiration

This webcomic series documents the work of University of Dundee’s Masters in Comics and Graphic Novels students and their collaboration with us.

For the first time, Cecilia was able to work on her own comic, from start to finish. She usually works on the post-production in publishing so the idea of creating her own work made Cecilia very nervous.

Amazed by her classmates’ artwork, Cecilia decided to collect a portrait from each of them and interview them all about the process of working on this project. From inspiration, brainstorming ideas, overcoming obstacles, to polishing the final products, Cecilia wanted to give the public a glimpse into what went into making these webcomics.

Cecilia used visual editing tools to combine real-life photos as backgrounds along with their portraits and responses. She found this was a great alternative to having to draw things herself, and she found it refreshing to use comics as a medium to document a project.

Biography

Cecilia Lee is a Comics Studies student from Hong Kong. She is influenced by the diverse cultures of her city and enjoys reading comics around the world.

Cecilia loves to travel and stayed in the Netherlands and South Korea before coming to Scotland.

As a literature student, this project is her first attempt to create her own comic. She is interested in telling the stories of people from different backgrounds. This inspired her to tell the story of her classmates working on this project.

A collage of comics in a line to act as a separator on the page.

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