Hi everyone! My name is Grace, and I’m a 1st year business student at Western. As a freshman, I was eager to get my hands on any opportunities that seemed interesting, so when Pre-Business Student’s Network posted applications for an internship program, I didn’t hesitate to apply!
I ended up getting placed with Lucha Comics, and honestly could not have asked for a better business to work with. Rodolfo and I have discovered that we share a lot of common interests, especially in comic book movies of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. (highly anticipating this April’s release of Avengers: Endgame, but in the meantime check out Rodolfo’s post on his Avengers: Endgame theory!).
I love all the amazing art I’ve been able to witness. I grew up taking visual arts lessons and even worked as a caricature artist at Canada’s Wonderland, so I have a special appreciation for cartoon art, and I was amazed at how advanced digital art has come and how good the comic book artists really are. I’ve also been able to help a lot with the operations of Lucha Comics, helping preview manuscript submissions, seeing if the format, font, art style, and story are fitting for publication. Because of my interests in marketing, I’ve helped research demographics of a target market for a project Rodolfo wanted to pursue and some digital distribution channels. I’ve also been able to draft some social media posts on Plannable for Lucha Comics social media accounts.
Pictured above: Some of my cartooning caricatures I’ve drawn at my job
In this internship, I’ve really been able to get a good grasp of how the comic book publishing industry works, and preview some amazing works of art. I can’t wait for the rest of the year, especially since I’m about to help out with some of the formatting of the comic books as well. I hope the rest of my internship will goes as well as it has gone so far. Even after my internship concludes, I hope to remain in contact with Rodolfo, and I can’t wait to see where Lucha Comics goes in the future!