This was one of the more difficult assignments for me, so far this year. I thought the “Tracing Maus” assignment was going to be the toughest, but this was definitely a challenge. Normally, I would’ve thought that because this is a drawing assignment, it should have come easy to me because I do, in fact, love to draw; but it wasn’t so much the drawing aspect of it, it was the content of which I had to draw about. I had never been asked before in my life to reflect on myself as to what type of reader or writer I am. And still, honestly, I am not completely positive as to what type of reader I am, but I do have a better idea after reflecting on the one specific moment of me reading The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien. I think overall, the message is conveyed through my comic as to what type of reader I think I am. Most of the pictures and illustrations I drew directly relate to the text above them, or even exaggerate them a little bit.
Despite the difficulty of this assignment, I am happy that I was able to do it because it allowed me to get a better understanding of what I need to improve on as a reader, which will flow into me bettering myself as a writer.