So that was the first batch of Friends With Boys pages! YAY! What did you guys think?
It was not fun dredging up the memory of my first week in public high school when I wrote this comic. For those that don’t know (or haven’t read the About page), like Maggie I was home-schooled with my three brothers before entering public high school. I had briefly attended a private school (my classroom also had a total of 4 students, but we were all girls) prior to being home-schooled, but other than that, high school was my first time truly being immersed in the world of my peers … and wow, was it scary. The face Maggie is making on the final page is how I looked through pretty much my entire first week in high school.
Here is a picture of Maggie’s house!
I used the city that I live in (Halifax, Nova Scotia) as reference for the town that Friends With Boys is set in. This is a house in the south end of Halifax that I liked and decided to use as Maggie’s house. The interior as well (a friend was renting a room there, so I got to take pictures of the inside).
And here is one picture of the graveyard where the ghost lives. This graveyard is right in downtown Halifax (one of many graveyards, actually) and it’s absolutely beautiful. I love it.
So there we have it, the very first Friends With Boys posting! I hope that everyone who enjoyed the start of the comic will comment and then maybe pass the link on to others! I will be blogging on the pages whenever I have something silly/interesting/dumb/insightful to say, and I hope you’ll enjoy hearing about my comic-making process.