Kelsie Ladd is the second oldest in her family of artists. She is fifteen years old and was kind enough to answer my questions about the Womanthology book and herself.
How did you find out about the Womanthology project?
A few years ago, while visiting a comic book convention, I met an amazing female artist named Renae De Liz. I really enjoyed talking to her, she gave me support, tips and encouraged me to keep drawing. When Womanthology was created she invited me and my sisters to be a part of it. And of course, we eagerly accepted.
What was your process for selecting the pieces to submit?
We started by illustrating different costumes for each character. Having several ideas for their outfits, we voted on our favorite designs. Since we got to do a two-page story, as soon as we all finished reading the script, my sisters and I divided up the pages. Then I got some scrap paper and began drawing how I wanted my comic page to look. When I got that all figured out, I redrew the whole thing on better paper. Once my part was finished, we added my younger sister’s art to it, and then we submitted it.