Dead Girl Dreams
Dead Girl Dreams tells the story of timid teenager, Codi Crane, who is being plagued by strange visions while she sleeps. On the eve of Codi’s eighteenth birthday, her ex-best-friend, Lia Nightingale, suddenly goes missing without a trace. Codi soon finds herself under the watchful eye of Lia’s mysterious grandmother Opal, who begins hinting that all is not as it seems. Codi’s dreams soon guide her to the truth behind Lia’s disappearance and the dark secret hidden deep within the history of the island where they live.
Blending murder with magic, this graphic novel focuses on queer relationships, feminine power, and dismantling harmful traditions.
MEDIUM: Graphic Novel
CREDITS: Sydney Chavan
PERSONAL WEBSITE: https://sydneychavan.com/DGD
Sydney Chavan is an illustrator, writer, graphic designer, and animal mom. Originally from the Bay Area in California, she graduated from Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle in 2018 with a degree in Graphic Design and Magna Cum Laude honors. Since then, she has returned to the golden state to work as a graphic designer and participate in independent comic festivals around the west coast. She also curates a professional Instagram account showcasing her latest illustrations. In her free time, she likes to hang out with her plethora of pets and stress out about nothing in particular. An aspiring graphic novelist, Sydney would love to inspire current and future generations with stories that are not only interesting and fun, but encourages them to find their voice to speak their own truth. Representation and inclusivity are super important in her work, as she prefers to tell stories that not only represent marginalized groups but teach others that everyone is deserving of love and basic human decency. Her hope is that, through her art, she can reach people in impactful ways and motivate them to be their best selves. Sydney truly believes the best thing you can do with your life is help others, and storytelling is the only way she knows how.