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Verity Gritter

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Artist Statement

As a comic artist, I take inspiration from the stories that brought me joy when I was a child. Stories about girl groups and the power of friendship particularly grabbed my attention, and those are often the stories I try to tell now. Life can be so dark and scary, so I try to evoke themes that will make people feel better with my art. 

 

My process for a comic typically begins with a vague idea of what I want the story to be. Sometimes, it’s as simple as an idea for a single character. I typically like to write stories from a distinctly female perspective, because I believe there’s nothing more under-estimated than two things: the power of love, and a teenage girl. As someone that was once a teenage girl, I can clearly remember how scary the world was, and how helpless I always felt. Seeing myself in fiction has always been important to me—it made me feel less alone when I had no one. My dream is to do the same for other little girls like me who feel alienated and afraid.

 

I use a variety of programs, but mainly use Paint Tool Sai and Clip Studio Paint for my drawing. Text will usually be added in with Photoshop, but it depends on the project. For some of my comics, I feel that hand-written text is more suitable for the mood.

Bio

My name is Verity and cartooning is my passion. I love drawing comics and have created two webcomics in recent years: Kuza (2019), and The Little Mermaid (2020).​

I have been drawing for as long as I can remember, and love telling stories. When I was a kid, I didn't have many friends, and cartoons about kids like me made me feel as though I wasn't so alone. It is my hope to bring that same feeling of comfort to other kids. The stories we tell have so much power.​​