Hello, my name is Jessica C. Wright and I am the founder of OhDormouse Comics
Author, Illustrator, Graphic Novelist,
OhDormouse Comics Founder
Growing up as a military kid meant that I wasn’t going to be like other kids who joined sports teams and created long running clubs in school. After just two years I’d move away from all my friends and have to start all over again in a new state; so I started looking for things that were constant in my life to help me cope with the stress.
Thus began my journey into comics and writing! I started reading comic strips in newspapers, such as Garfield by Jim Davis and Peanuts by Charles M. Schulz, and quickly began to read long graphic novels such as the Bones series by Jeff Smith and the Usagi Yojimbo series by Stan Sakai. Fanciful worlds like the Harry Potter series, and daring adventures with the demigods of the Percy Jackson series were my escape from the stresses that come with having four different high schools in different states. With my love of comics and stories growing, it was only a matter of time before I picked up a pencil myself to draw all my favorite characters from books, movies, and of course comics.
When I was twelve, I found Mark Crilley on YouTube, which was an amazing turning point for me.
He was creating comics and stories that were completely original, which inspired me! I would tune into his weekly YouTube videos as often as I could and learn how to better my art skills by following the manga drawing tutorials he posted.
One thing resonated with me that Mr. Crilley said,
“People create comics all the time, so there’s no reason why you can’t make one.”
That stoked my fire of creation and I started creating my own original stories and comics that very year! There have been a variety of ups and downs in my journey so far, each experience and trial bringing me to where I am today. Through it all, comics continue to bring a smile to my face and I hope to bring a smile to yours through my adventurous stories as well!
About OhDormouse Comics
So what is OhDormouse Comics?
I created OhDormouse Comics, a way so I can share my stories, and share other's stories that the whole family can enjoy. The comics I hope to publish and share using this platform will not be boring, cash grab children’s entertainment, but also not be raunchy like adult fiction.
I love stories but I have trouble finding media that is story driven, entertaining, and also living up to my standards of media. I enjoy content that is family friendly, deep and meaningful, and is something that you’d be comfortable with showing your friends, parents, and eighty year old grandma. I don’t like it when immodesty, sex, over-the-top violence, or foul language depicted in any sort of media, and I tend to avoid those things.
|First drawing of OhDormouse Logo|
However, those things that I loathe tend to riddle the book and graphic novel community. Even if the story is fantastic and well written, there tends to be one or more scenes in most stories that make me severely uncomfortable viewing the media. Usually the inclusion of the foul subjects don’t even have anything to do with the story, and is used for shock factors and selling points. In my opinion, that is very wrong and a piece of literature should be able to stand on it’s own without the use of these horrible scenes.
Many people have approached me about my standards of entertainment and have said that I could just skip those parts and enjoy the story for what it is. Well, I have in the past tried to do so, but the knowledge that it’s still there makes me squirm and wriggle uncomfortably. I think of my entertainment like I think of my ice cream. Sure the ice cream is good and delicious, but if there’s a cockroach in my ice cream, I am not going to just pick out the bug and enjoy the rest of it! That’s gross!
I created OhDormouse Comics, a way so I can share my stories, and share other's stories that the whole family can enjoy. The comics I hope to publish and share using this platform will not be boring, cash grab children’s entertainment, but also not be raunchy like adult fiction. By sharing wholesome entertainment and well written stories, I hope to help those with high standards find good media to enjoy; not having to worry if the scenes will take a turn for the worse.
This is my mission with this brand: To bring a higher standard of entertainment to the comic community. Though this publishing brand is small as of right now, I hope to bring a big change to the world, and to maybe bring to past another instants of Walt Disney’s famous quote: “It all started with a mouse.”
I hope you’ll enjoy the many comics and graphic novels I have on the website as of right now, and there is more coming! Thank you so much for supporting OhDormouse Comics and I wish you well!
Thank you, and enjoy!