On February 16, 2013
After taking the advice of a friend last year, I figured it would be a good idea after all to put all my experiences in work and personal life into an illustrated comic strip. I know it is never easy to define oneself in a few words or sketched characters but it’s always good to keep it as a memorabilia or as a lesson to not repeat the same mistakes?… or perhaps to look forward to better things in life?…Either way, illustrating my “True That” comic strip (which I initially debuted on my Facebook page ) had somehow made me reflect on what had happened and made me feel lighter as well…
So here it is, finally publishing on FAMUSHU… “True That” 1-As an artist, I’ve come across this a lot…both professionally and personally … it hurts most when it comes from people who are dear to me. 2-To Some Success is not about being a Millionaire. It could mean something beyond materialistic. Respect it. 3-There are either ‘Best Friends’ or ‘Back Stabbers’ 4-Feelings ? What Feelings?
5-Some guys are really confusing, they tell her something else and does something else. There’s a line in Cindy Lauper’s song “girls just wanna have fun” and it goes ..”Some boys take a beautiful girl. And hide her away from the rest of the world” ….Girls, you should be able to “Walk in the sun” !
Well Folks, that’s all for now…I’ll keep you updated with new strips on “True That”
You can find more on FAMUSHU Facebook album
* All image copyrights held by FAMUSHU
Have a great weekend!
About The Author
Munal Shuja or Angel, as she is commonly known is among the few youths in the country who are fully dedicated to the field of fashion. As a fashion designer who runs her own brand, a freelance stylist, illustrator and writer - Angel believes in offering her optimum in knowledge and skills in the field. Prior to becoming VIBE magazine's editor-in-chief, she wrote largely on fashion for the magazine sharing tips on style how-to's, interviewing designers and bringing the latest news on international fashion. Angel's career in fashion started at a young age - her creative instinct was nurtured, growing up in a studio with her father who is an artist. Angel began working as a freelance illustrator and designer whilst she was studying for her A'levels. She completed her fashion studies with an Instituto di Moda Burgo, Italian fashion design Diploma in Chandigarh, India. Her fashion illustrations were much in demand and she freelanced as a fashion illustrator before returning to the Maldives. In the year 2009, Angel started her fashion blog FAMUSHU - becoming the first fashion blog in the country. Documenting her own designs, illustrations, sharing her views on the local and international fashion scene on her blog shaped her first steps to becoming a fashion writer. After contributing fashion articles to local lifestyle and travel magazines; Angel successfully initiated the first fashion column in the Maldives' most widely circulated newspaper Haveeru and continued her tenure as Mihaaru's fashion columnist till 2016.