There are many layers to creating a comic and a balance which must be achieved when working in collaboration. As July is comic month for Pondo’s Playground we thought it would be fun to highlight some of our own individual projects and provide some sneak previews for listeners and blog readers alike.
Clementine is a webcomic collaboration between T.J. Lockwood and Celesta De Roo. Set in a retro-futuristic world, Clementine explores life on an airborne military cargo vessel currently running missions over the Atlantic. The characters are quirky, the setting is constantly shifting, and life in the skies is memorable in a multitude of ways. Featuring full page spreads, Clementine is still early in the developmental process and will be produced in full colour.
Stay tuned for more updates as the project transitions from concept to page.
T.J. Lockwood is an author, artist and podcast host who has a special place in her heart for Speculative Fiction. Her writings include everything from futuristic worlds to a jellyfish who just wants to show the world his magic. She enjoys leveling up her skills in both virtual and physical realms, walking in Vancouver rain, doodling comics, and rambling about stories of any medium.
Celesta De Roo is a recent Kwantlen BFA graduate and a freelance visual artist. Her work is composed of painting, ceramic-based, and mixed-media mediums depicting nature and anecdotal inspired visuals. During her undergrad, She was an art contributor to The Runner, the school’s newspaper, and her work has appeared in PupMAG–a literature and visual arts magazine. De Roo was an active member of the Kwantlen Art collective and is the chairperson of the Polytechnic Ink Publishing Society (PIPS). Currently, She is focused on her personal projects and a collaborative webcomic project.