By Hand

How does an artist create? “I begin by putting ideas in words in a sketch pad,” graphic artist Liza Donnelly explains. “Then over time, I will begin drawing. I just begin drawing a sequence. I am aware that it will not necessarily be the final version, but working this way allows me to be relaxed and not to overwrite or overdraw it.” Below are some of Donnelly’s drafts for her graphic memoir that appeared in Narrative.

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