By Jerilee Wei
I’m an alumni of SVA (School of Visual Arts) in New York City. After graduating, I was still adjusting to post college life, and I started a book called Second Soul with Scott Brown. That was my first graphic novel experience. It was quite a learning curve for me in terms of the work I had to put in, the frustrations of time vs. what I wanted to draw. I finished it, but I know it could have been better. Which is what I did for a few years afterwards.
It wasn’t until 2004 or so, that I started doing work that I was happier with it. That work ended up being in Peace Party #4 from Blue Corn Comics. Working with Rob Schmidt was also a learning experience and a great one! He’s a good guy! After Peace Party, I took a 2 year sabbatical to get things in perspective and late 2006 dove back in comics again.
My first gig at that moment was drawing Buckaroo Banzai for Moonstone Books in Chicago. Since then I’ve been working with them. A great crew!
For more on the subject, see Comic Books Featuring Indians.
Below: Kolchak, pg. 36.