The Second Book of Enu
In 2016, I successfully petitioned the Harvard English Department to permit me to create a graphic novel as my senior thesis. Traditionally, senior English concentrators pursuing creative theses are given the option of choosing from a selection of narrative forms, including plays, screenplays, novels, chapbooks, and longform narrative nonfiction. I was shocked by the omission of comics from this list. Bolstered by the mentorship of my advisor, Mark Poirier, I wrote, drew, and self-published a 75-page graphic novel (which Harvard students can check out from the library if so inclined).