Helping Mitch is an experimental short story and comic. Mitch, who just turned 40, used to run a successful manufacturing business. At the height of a typically stressful week, he was struck by a delivery truck and was never the same again after sustaining brain damage. The story explores the relationship between Mitch and his mother, Sharon, who has taken it upon herself to bring the old Mitch back at any cost.
Reflections on Process
Page five continues the journey into Mitch’s memories while he is still in the MRI. Out of all the pages I probably spent the most time on this one and I am the most nervous about posting it. The speech bubbles alone were a huge challenge as this page contained more dialogue than the others (I even had to cut down on what was originally scripted to make it all fit). I don’t think I’m ever going to make it easier on myself because what would be the fun in that? 😉 I also feel with this page that there is a slight stylistic divergence but shhh don’t tell anyone.
So in the spirit of spring, I gave my main website (zhangah.ca) a fresh coat of paint. I was excited to include a brand new section for comics on the website and if you are interested in catching up or refreshing your memory of Helping Mitch, feel free to read here. (If you decide to visit the main page, you may encounter some errors. Not to worry, the site is still very much in the testing phase and I’ll be blundering onwards trying to fix and update things.)
As always, thanks so much for taking the time to read. I hope you enjoyed the 5th page of Helping Mitch. I would love to hear what you think of the story so far.