John Konrad

Over the past four years, I have written and illustrated a coming-of-age comedy webcomic series titled Adventures Close to Home. My thesis project is a collection of every Adventures Close to Home comic formatted into a print publication, including front matter and back matter. The comics collected in this edition (under the subtitle: Hold My Hair, I Think I’m Gonna Puke) function as the first volume of Adventures Close To Home and will be used as a proof of concept to pitch the series to independent comics publishers.

For this project, I illustrated and designed a total of eight magazine spreads and an all-new cover for the comic. I also reformatted existing pages of the comic to be more legible and print-ready. I encourage you to take some time to flip through the comic and experience the story from beginning to end.