Daisy and Gatz were originally conceived while I was applying to grad school. People kept asking what I planned to write, and I’d respond: “A vampire and zombie gothic romance.” After awhile, I started to wonder why I wasn’t writing it, and then instead of working at my cubicle one day, the characters and scenarios pretty much jumped from my head fully formed.
I started Daisy and Gatz the comic that fall as something fun and challenging to do in between assignments. After a long hiatus, I recently peeked at the old site and discovered that my little comic wasn’t so bad. Today, I use Daisy and Gatz as a learning environment in which to develop into a more practiced visual artist and storyteller. Updates, process and the polish of the final product all depend on my time-management skills.
Sarah Dzida is an product designer and strategist as well as creative storyteller in Southern California. She works with lots of visual designers and has actually studied art, drawing and etc. but always in phases. You can check out her other work at www.dthroughz.com.