Senior Theses

Publication Date


Document Type

Thesis (Open Access)

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing



Faculty Advisor(s)

Anna Keesey

Subject Categories

English Language and Literature | Fiction


This project has been a long time in the making. The concept originated several years ago, and what was once just the shadow of a character has morphed into the story you see today - the makings of a graphic novel about one rock musician’s quest to discover herself, and save the worlds in the process.

Of course, you will only see a small part of the story. What is included in this thesis project is only the first volume of several (four, I expect). And while the journey is not yet completed, the ride has been thrilling so far. I look forward to seeing it through to the end.

In the meantime, you have this paper to peruse. It is divided into two parts. The first is my honors thesis, entitled “Comics and the Quest: The form and content of Angelu Demonai.” It includes an overview of the history of the comics and how they are commonly perceived in our culture, an examination of the Hero’s Journey, and a discussion of how my project fits into both of these ideas. There you will also find more information about how the idea for Angelu Demonai was born, some of the ideals that I based the tale upon, and other literary works that had a direct impact on this project. The honors thesis is followed by the creative thesis, “Angelu Demonai Volume 1: The Over World,” which contains the prose draft of the contents of the first volume of the work. It also has panel sketches so you can get a feel for how the story will be laid out graphically, and several pieces of concept art from the series. I am pleased to have you along for this journey, and I hope you enjoy what you find. You can also view this project on the web at