This was one of my last projects that I created in graduate school, in the summer of 2020. I originally designed it as a semi-animated, interactive story for the web, although here I’ve formatted it for standard-size comic book pages. In addition to the interactive elements, I used this story as an opportunity to experiment with softer colors. You’ll notice that most of the outlines aren’t my usual hard black lines and are instead colored to blend better with the object (for example, green grass has slighter darker green outlines).
You’ll also notice that there isn’t any dialogue. In my head this is a mostly silent film with only background music and maybe some atmospheric sounds when the balloon is flying over the city.
Free subscribers can read the first 2/3 the story, which is lovely and quiet. All six pages are here for my paid subscribers, bless you. No spoilers, but pages 5-6 take things in a slightly different direction *wink wink*.