"Comics is a language. It's a language most people understand instinctively" - Bill Griffith
Comic By: Rogan English
Feature By: Anna DeGoede
The comic featured in this month’s issue, drawn by high school student Rogan English (11), was created in reaction to the use of tear gas at the border between the United States and Mexico. He thought of the idea for this comic after hearing about the border clash on the news, and thinks “the reaction to the immigrants was kind of un-American.”
Other than comics, English enjoys drawing “nearly everything,” specifically people and animals, but says he’s “not that good at” anime. But English says he’s drawn to comics in particular because “they’re very simple, and they’re a great way to communicate with people.” In the past, English has been inspired by the “Peanuts comics, Calvin and Hobbes, and an old comic called Krazy Kat.” While English “hasn’t made a concrete decision” about his future, he hopes to pursue a career in fine arts or illustration and potentially study abroad.