Sketches and Streams


I moved from Baltimore to New York City in May 2001. I was participating in the Design and Technology program at Parsons; my thesis project explored interactive layouts in web comics.

The initial shock of the attacks on 9/11 and the lingering anxiety weighed heavily on everyone and everything. Feeling mentally blocked, I had difficulty developing a narrative for my thesis project. In the end, I made a series of comics that reflected moods and moments in my daily life. Visitors to a flash website were provided with specific, content-driven means of manipulating my comics’ compositions to reveal new images, juxtapositions and text.

Inspired by the work of Dave McKean and Bill Sienkiewicz, I experimented with different graphic executions when making my panel art. My interactive, digital comics were well received by my classmates and professors, but I knew I would have preferred to be making print comics. So, after I graduated, I reworked my thesis project into these static, single-page comics.

Momentos was first self-published in 2009 and can be now read in its entirety as part of Sketches and Streams.