Since childhood, I have wielded a sarcastic brand of humor, heavily seasoned with absurd and often esoteric references. This unique tone emerged through my writing very early on. I have also been enamored of dragons for years, as evidenced by my numerous doodles of the frightful creatures. It wasn't until recently, however, that I decided to pair my teasing cynicism with my ability to draw scaled monsters. But shortly after the birth of 2009, I created a new project for myself. It came in the form of a comic I titled, "Forget Fairytales."
The comic lived in my head for about a week before, coincidentally, the campus newspaper ran an ad requesting comics. Sha-boom! I had a venue. Immediately, I set to work, emailed my submission to the graphics department. A day later, the graphics editor replied, saying she liked the work and would run it the next day. I didn't complain.
"Christine Stoddard's comics reveal the potentially harmfully ideologies of popular fairy tales, leading us to wonder if, perhaps, if monstrosity is the soul of loveliness." -The Southeast Review