The Land of Waspen

Sandra Klimek

Picking up a comic is an experience, each a new story, style and characters for readers to connect with and follow. This is something that has always resonated with me; visual storytelling made reading enjoyable when I was younger, and continues to this day. Much like the comics that inspire me, I created The Land of Waspen with the reader in mind. My diverse style and characters offer something for everyone to indulge in.

I am fascinated with the mystery, and possibilities of what happens when death occurs, and the stories created to try and solve that mystery. Inspired by games that play with aspects of death and the afterlife, like Dungeons and Dragons and Pathfinder, I created a fantasy story revolving around characters exploring this unknown. Deep-rooted in lore, The Land of Waspen tells a compelling story that is fun and dark, with intimidating aspects for readers to enjoy.

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.