Stick to the facts in the text, avoid assumptions, yet draw conclusions.

In my current project, Molly, I use mainly primary sources and secondary sources such as news articles, as well as well-vetted research in order to build the story around the cold case.

The drawings are then freely inspired from the research, i.e. they are an artistic interpretation.

I can combine my research to build portraits.

I am trying to stick to the facts in the text, avoid assumptions, yet draw conclusions.  

Molly, 5th and Main, October 1947
Molly, 5th and Main, October 1947

Life is the art of drawing sufficient conclusions from insufficient premises.
– Samuel Butler

Primary sources. Molly, the #graphicnovel. #Vancouver @Kickstarter campaign


He brushed the leaves aside and uncovered the most baffling double murder Vancouver has ever had.

– The Vancouver Province April 15, 1953

See more links and posts about this cold case and the project at GRAPHIC NOVEL.

Primary source is a term used to describe source material that is closest to the person, information, period, or idea being studied. [source]

Researching this case, I have gathered numerous primary sources.  It’s a veritable cornucopia of Vancouver history!  The sources include forensic evidence, news articles 1947-1953, autopsy reports, mental health evaluations, Cause of Death inquiries, registration of deaths, passenger lists, obituaries, eyewitness reports, genetic profile reports, historical photographs…

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