A few weeks ago some writer friends and I took a road trip from Tulsa to Oklahoma City for the express purpose of visiting the Artist in Residence at the Skirvin Hotel, our fellow SCBWI OK pal and supremely talented THE Jerry Bennett! He kindly set aside his day just for us.
Jerry gave us a tour of his artist’s space, talked to us about comic design – explaining the difference between a penciler, inker, and colorist among other things. And what each job brings to the story.
And white space. He said that was very important. Who knew?
Jerry showed us the activities area he had prepared for visitors where they could create their own comic.
We were then included in a special treat as Jerry recorded an “unboxing” video of his new comic, Glamorella’s Daughter. It’s a fantastic story about a young girl with Asperger’s who has a super hero mom.
You can get your own copy here from Literati Press.
We had a great time with Jerry. If you want to visit him at the Skirvin, swing by and watch him work or stop in and say hello! He’ll be there through the end of September.