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Against The Grain Comic Series

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Erica Austin chats with Big Blend Radio hosts Nancy J. Reid & Lisa D. Smith, along with educator Bobbi DePorter, about her young adult / teen digital comic series "Against The Grain," that features Leslie the heroine, a tomboy with a vivid and wild imagination. An outcast of sorts, Leslie is a free spirit coming to terms with herself, the world around her, and the world in her head.

"Against the Grain" takes you beyond mere words, weaving different stories together into a single, exhilarating narrative. Each of the comic books spring to life after several pages, bursting into brilliant and vibrantly dramatic movie shorts that advance the storyline. The user reads a portion of the tale, then gets to watch their favorite characters run, fight, jump, and crawl across the pages before returning to reading.

This interview originally aired on June 12, 2015, as part of Big Blend Radio's Quality of Life show, that broadcasted live from the Quantum Learning Network Conference Center in Oceanside, California.