Friday, February 28, 2014

Amanda's Pitch

My friend Amanda is shooting for one of the digital storytelling Fulbright grants being given out this year in conjunction with National Geographic. I halfheartedly intended to apply myself—I have some ideas about my Kuwaiti comics and how illustrated narrative could both reflect and impact cultures—but I really did not get my act together. Not even remotely. I never even finished the idea. Maybe next year. I have years of experience in creating superheroes for other cultures. I don't want to walk away from that.

Amanda took the whole application process seriously. She tracked down experts and sorted out statistics. She's aiming to contrast three maritime communities and how they are affected by climate change.

You can read her description of her proposal here.

I hope she succeeds, but even if she doesn't, I think she's enjoyed the research process.

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