The TOI Soldier Project's Graphic Novel Series
A few months ago I received a mentorship from a scriptwriter named T.J. Brady and his suggestion to me is that I started to create a graphic novel of my world because it was such a visual world that needed to be illustrated. I believe that Mr. Brady was more than correct, I am not the strongest artist able to do the illustration but I am all that I have so I stepped up to the challenge in hopes of creating a rough outline that will work as the graphic novel rough draft and the animated series storyboard artwork. I feel like I am at least creating a version that will fulfill my basic requirement but it will not be up to the standard that I feel will be ready for the public. Still I do have people visiting this site and I want to post something that will represent the first issue. In the first issue the main human character Keifer is introduced to the world, he is waking up inside of his own mind to start sorting things out. At this time the rest of the world does not matter although Keifer's main objective is to get back to that world as soon as possible so he does what he has to do, thus beginning his long journey into the unknown.
Mission Statement for The T.O.I. Soldier Project's Graphic Novel Department
The Graphic Novel department is where the entire process for the client will begin, in a closed meeting the client will share with department heads (most will be Veterans) who will start to adapt your story to be a part of their world (The stories are the same, the characters and environment are not). During this process the client will be allowed to explore the questions left in their mind and eventually the graphic novel will be a tool to allow the client to change their though patterns around the event. Although for the most part our clients can not be a member initially, we would prefer that you get referred to our organization through Veteran Shelters or certified individuals that have exposed you to the therapy methods that are a part of our procedures. This is a safety measure because everyone's PTSD is different, it is in everyone's best interest that the client is familiar with their own triggers and has prevention measures in place (this process can be stressful).