Back in 2014, I drew a story board of a comic story I had in mind, it was about the idea of hope, since I was sunk in some kind of nihilism back then. It was the first time to think of a story I write in the Comic form, and I didn’t have the means, knowledge, experience nor the connections to turn it into a nicely drawn comic story, I wasn’t a visual artist and I’m still not.
In 2018, I started working with Hunalibya.com platform, one of the first things I thought of, is introducing new format of content to the audience, one of those formats were Comic Stories combined with 4 to 8 scenes, I worked with various incredible Libyan artists such as Mahmoud Alfathali, Aymen Suisi and Abdullah Hadiah, we worked on different themes, topics and ways to approach the audience.
It was a time when I gained the experience, the means and the knowledge on working with Comic Stories, to the point I worked on an unpublished comic book with my friend Aymen Suisi, the book was inspired by a novel I wrote – and published in this blog-, I started to gain confidence on my work, and this comic especially is a celebration to that.
I wrote this story, done the storyboard and even financed its production, it is a story about hope, just like the hope I had to give myself a chance to discover a medium I always wanted to work with.
Illustration of the story is credited to my friend artist: Abdullah Hadiah, he made the work as smooth as possible and showed the beauty behind my bad font and sketching.