Thesis

The Hatland Oddiites

  • In the deepest crevice of space, there is a peculiar planet called the Hatlands, where everything is hat-shaped! A man of former high status known as Hatmann lives in solitude with his own herd of hat creatures, miles away from his hometown, which lies in ruin from past disaster. Hatmann’s life changes forever when a scientist adventurer named Mem crash lands her ship near his home, destroying it and scaring away his beloved hat creatures. Mem wants to get off of the planet as quickly as possible and Hatmann wants his herd back, so they’re forced to strike a deal to help each other. During their adventure, Mem’s intellect and eagerness to explore reawakens Hatmann’s curiosity and he rediscovers lost knowledge that could make his hometown flourish again or throw it into further shambles.

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Porad Gasan-zade

Porad Gasan-zade is a freelance cartoonist & illustrator whose base of operations is in Brooklyn, New York. As a wee monster, she watched Batman: The Animated Series and reveled in Judge Dredd’s adventures from the 2000 A.D. In 2018 she graduated from the School of Visual Arts with a BFA in Cartooning. Since then, her personal projects have included a WW2 graphic novel which is told from the perspective of a Soviet Soldier stationed at Brest Fortress in Belgium. Besides ancient and military history, Po’s other influences are nature, mythology, erotica and mental illness. She believes in including humor that balances out the seriousness and complicated nature that may surround these topics. Along with making stuff surrounding the sci-fi/adventure genre, Po also gravitates towards metaphors and allegories in her more personal stories. In her free time, Po loves to play video games, make wire sculptures, and enjoy 80’s films and music.