Beyond the Drawing Board

Beyond the Drawing Board

A Celtic tale mixed with Japanese manga comic form influenced a University of Wisconsin-Stout senior to create a full-length comic.

W-Stout student Erin Jackson works on a drawing. Jackson mixed a Celtic tale with Japanese manga comic form to create a full-length comic and novelette entitled “Caliburn.”

“Caliburn” created by Erin Jackson, who is majoring in entertainment design-comics, tells the story of Fionn, who sets out to visit three fairies with a sword handle to build Caliburn, a mystical and magical sword.

“I drew on Celtic folklore mostly for the story,” said Jackson, of Chippewa Falls, who graduates in May.

The comic is 135 pages and reads left to right, the style of Japanese manga.

It  is one of more than 100 projects that will be featured in the University of Wisconsin-Stout Senior Show.

If you would like to take part in the virtual show, it premieres from 5 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 18 and will remain open for several months. It features work from students in entertainment designinterior designgame design and developmentindustrial designgraphic design and interactive media and studio art.

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