Date of Graduation

Spring 2016

Document Type

Honors Research Project

Degree Name

Bachelor of Fine Arts


Art - Graphic Design

Research Sponsor

Dave Szalay

First Reader

Vlada Vukadinovic

Second Reader

Stanley Kohn


Artist Statement

Prior to becoming a graphic design student, I was very interested in illustration. I wanted an opportunity to hone my illustration skills, focus on one consistent style of illustration, consistently draw the same characters, and practice writing. Creating a children’s book gave me the opportunity to do all of those things. And, after several semesters of work, it’s great to finally see The Call of the Undertow completed! I hope that you enjoy reading this story and looking at the images because I enjoyed creating it.



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