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    7" Kara #1

    7" Kara » 7" Kara #1 released by CreateSpace on January 2013.

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    When the Lilliputian, Kara, discovers that the humans she's heard about in tall-tales are more than just myth, she sets out to discover that the world is far larger than she ever imagined.

    This is the first chapter of 7" Kara. It's 12 pages of lavish watercolor comic with pencil color accents for an early teen demographic. It was initially released as a soft-cover staple-bound book but is now published in a soft-cover perfect-bound volume.

    This is Becca Hillburn's first watercolor comic. The main character, Kara, is used as branding for much of Becca Hillburn's work as it is her main body of work since graduating from SCAD: The University of Creative Careers, where she earned a Master of Fine Arts in sequential arts. This chapter was used as the comic pages to exemplify her thesis project, Effective Page Design and Its Effect on Readability in Children’s Comics.

    Two cover variations for this issue were created, though not produced, to show potential alternate styles for the comic. That being, monochromatic inked, as well as an alcohol-based marker rendering. Examples of which exist on Becca Hillburn's art process blog, Keep On Truckin', Nattosoup.

    Much of the wildlife and structures from this issue were referenced from personal photographs of Luling, LA. The town is in a relatively remote area in which much of the population is still superstitious and is sparely populated enough such that small people could go unnoticed.

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