Sketch notes of a networking meeting for high-school students working in school projects against racism and other forms of disrimination. Here four of the many sketches I completed while moving from one workshop to the next.
This is an entry for the DailyComicChallenge, that the comic maker Henna Hoplin started. The topic from the 11.4.2015 was WHAT I DIDN’T KNOW UNTIL… You don’t know stuff until you know it. How did it change how you think or act? Did it? How did it feel to suddenly realize and understand something new or from a totally different point of view?
The story takes play in a childrens camp. When I was 20 I was the arts and crafts teacher there.
This MiniComic is the first one on safer sex. This one is about the necessity and difficulty of talking about sexual preferences. When I translated it into German I changed some of the text. I wanted both text and visuals to work. Visuals, words and transcription by Anna Heger, 2012-2013.
Transcription of the comic Exactly
- A head with curly hair. Their eyes cast downwards.
- A head with curly hair and naked shoulders. Their eyes cast downwards: There are ways, in which I do not want to be touched… …right now.
- A head with straight hair and closed eyes: It is not because I am not interested, but…
- Only part of their body, the arm, waist and breasts are visible.
- A hand firmly grabs a naked shoulder: …I would need to explain…
- The chin and a naked torso are visible: …exactly how I want to be touched…
- Just an elbow in front of black sheets: …and I am not ready yet to talk.
This was my very first MiniComic. The quote is taken from Judith Butler, from her book “Undoing Gender”, Routledge, 2004. There are other comics, the others with my own words.
The English translation of this comic can be found underneath the comic. Trigger warning: the comics deals with the suicide of a person.
[Triggerwarning, the minicomic deals with suizide.]
1) Somebodies hand gripping the end of plastic tubing.
2) On a computer screen and email is open: Lunch?
3) A colleagues stands in the office door telling me to: Hurry up, come to the lab!
4) There is still the mark-up on the laboratory floor.
5) Somebodies hand gripping the end of plastic tubing.
6) Gas bubbling inside a laboratory set-up.
7) Another hand closing the valve of the gas container.
8) Me in my office again, sitting shocked on our couch: I had grabbed the tube from his hand and threw it far away. In the set-up the gas was still bubbling and I closed the valve. I already understood that First Aid wouldn’t be able to help. It was obviously too late.
9) View of the empty floor in the laboratory: We helped the technical expert from the police with all kinds of measurements. The ventilation in the lab is extraordinarily good, nothing would have happened in case of an accident. In the following weeks, we did not work, but talked and made up theories.
10) The hand stopped gripping the tubing and fell open.
visuals & text & transcription : AnnaHeger 2011-2013