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2015

LSUS Graphic Design Major Illustrates New Comic Book

April 14, 2015

Senior LSUS student, Nick Fechter, was hired to draw the illustrations for a new comic book called, "The Amazing Captain Fit." Written by two librarians from the LSU Health Science Center, Talicia Tarver and Deidra Woodson, the story is centered around a young boy who wants to be a super hero, but he doesn't have healthy eating habits. 

The comic highlights healthy eating and is targeted towards young children in hopes to combat obesity and promote healthy eating habits. "The Amazing Captain Fit" was funded through a $5,000 grant given by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine South Central Region. The comic will be available in a print version as well as online. 

Originally from Monroe, Fechter moved to Shreveport to attend LSUS as a graphic design major and will be graduating this fall. He has won multiple awards over the years and holds a true passion for graphic design. Given Fechter's graphic design background and numerous accolades for his wonderful talent, he was recommended for the job by Anthony Reans, who is an adjunct professor for the Department of Arts and Media at LSUS.

Fechter began working on his illustrations for the comic in the fall of 2014 and is almost finished with his final touches. The comic totals to 62 pages plus a cover. He says all that is left to do for the final design phase is some coloring and making sure everything is the correct size for the printer. Fetcher has enjoyed the process of illustrating a comic book, but says that it has really helped him to pinpoint his particular strengths and weaknesses.  He has been drawing for many years and hopes to one day become an independent publisher.

The web version of "The Amazing Captain Fit" will be available at http://healthelinks.org/kidshealth.

 
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