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Should I list that I wrote a graphic novel in my ECs if it's not published?
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So, I've been working on a three-volume graphic novel (both written and illustrated by me) since early 2022. There's about 300-400+ pages per book so far. I feel like it could be a valuable part of my application, but I'm not sure if it'll really hold any weight since there's not much proof I actually did anything, other than some of the panels being included in my art supplement. Should I add it anyways?

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10 months ago

I would list it as an extracurricular, yes. It shows that you have self-discipline to keep at something like that for as long as you need to. Even if it isn't published yet, you should still be able to prove that you are indeed working on it, if for some reason proof is an issue. Id think of it as like putting a club on an EC, colleges will take it at face value, they probably won't call your school just to verify you were in the chess club sophomore year lol. Hope this helped :)

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