From the Files of Chas Carter: Galactic Nobody - Senior Thesis

Posted on: May 10, 2018
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"From the Files of Chas Carter: Galatic Nobody" is a 21 page, digitally illustrated comic book printed on 60 lb card stock. This work represents my senior thesis and is the culmination of my final project during my time at MECA.

The story follows Chas Carter, a lonely student at the Saint Dominic's Preparatory Academy, who along with his punky newfound friend Lola Lewiston must survive both adolescence and an impending alien invasion!

Displayed here is a sample of the story.

Michael J Goodwin

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BFA Alumni

Major: Animation & Game Art

Graduation Year: 2018

Artist Statement:

The act of narrative storytelling has been present in society since before recorded history. The remains of cave paintings tell the story of great hunters and warriors voyaging across the plains began the stories of history that we still tell today. Comics are the descendant of that practice.

My thesis draws from memories of my childhood and my upbringing. Living in a primarily Catholic environment for most of my life, my worldviews and my knowledge of things were shaped by my family’s faith and my schooling. In my thesis, the environments I depict do not mirror those that I’ve experienced but rather reflect the memories and dreams I possess of them. This aspect of my storytelling and my subjective experience acts as what I feel to be the most important part of my thesis and my body of work as a whole.

Through the genre of science-fiction and the comic medium, I am most successfully able to channel my narrative into my work. By writing and drawing comics and including my memories and personal narratives, I am able to express my ideas and my stories on the platform that I am most interested in.