I didn’t choose a specific memory to illustrate in my book. I chose to illustrate how a regular day normally goes for me. I didn’t choose to simply illustrate it going from panel to panel because I wanted a certain flow.
To create this flow, I chose a pencil. I used the pencil as a symbol, which represents that I have the power to design my own day. As the book(i.e my day) comes to an end, the pencil wears down, as do I. So, when I retire, the pencil retires as well.
My day starts when the alarm on my phone goes off at 8am. It moves along to me entering the engineering building, where the majority of my classes are at. After my classes, depending on the day, I go to my job at Pizza Hut. After work, I normally get started on my homework. From the evening to as late as the middle of the night, I’m hanging out with my friends. Finally, I retire at around 1 or 2am.
There is a huge difference between my original idea for the book and my final idea. Originally, I had an animated alarm clock and the entire engineering building. For my final idea, I changed it to my phone’s alarm and the door of the engineering building. I did this because not only is the phone alarm more realistic than the animated alarm clock, but, I believed that both changes looked better than the originals.
The overall message of my book is that everyone has some kind of power and control over how their day goes. There’s a saying that goes “whatever happens, happens.” Well, most times, people can control what happens. Their actions and words is what creates what happens to them. So, the idea of the pencil designing my day shows I take responsibility for how my day goes.