The Art of Creating Comics
The Plan: Winner of the Caption This Comic Challenge
Thank you to everyone who participated in our Caption This Comic Challenge! The public has voted and the winner is...
Piers Rae from Vancouver, BC.
Get to know your writer!
Tell us about yourself What do you normally write?
I'm a screenwriter and copywriter living in Vancouver, where most of my time goes short films and digital content. I enjoy patterns, colours, and surrealist comic caption contests.
What was it about the illustrations that inspired your captions?
Sarah Leavitt's soulful, colourful storyboard drew me right in. There's a warmth in the man's expression in the second panel that says he would do anything for that cat, and I respect that about him. I'd like to think this story continues somewhere, or will be continued.
Do you read a lot of comics/graphic fiction? If so, who are some of your favourite authors/artists in the genre?
Everyone should read graphic fiction. Like all red-blooded Canadian men, I'm obsessed with the work of Kate Beaton. Online, I'm reading KC Green, Kris Straub, and Andrew Grieve. Al Capp's "Li'l Abner" and Chester Brown's "Paying For It" are what I'm reading offline.
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