Mackenzie Lynch

The first comic I ever read was one of my Uncle’s old Spider-Man comics that my grandparents had kept in their coffee table. As an elementary school age kid I was drawn in by the movement of the lines and the dynamic compositions, and I have been fascinated by comics ever since. The combination of visual and text based storytelling creates the opportunity for an incredibly engaging and immersive experience for the reader.

Blight is a digitally rendered comic that tells the story of a warrior, Enda and a healer, Fianna. This comic is heavily influenced by the medieval fantasy genre and the romance trope “right person wrong time.” Enda and Fianna become closer as Fianna tends to Enda’s wounds, but the weight of what Enda must do on the battlefield continues to wear them down ultimately begging the question: can death be a mercy?

As the Department of Art and Art History’s 2022 BFA class’ time at UConn draws to a close, we look back fondly on the time we spent together and the memories we made along the way. Although we now look forward to our creative futures, we wish to say thank you and farewell to our devoted professors and advisors who’ve worked alongside us throughout these transformative years.