The Storyboarding class of Masha Vasilkovsky (faculty at the Media Entertainment Arts department at COC) interviewed David Lenga in the beginning of spring semester 2017. Based on the interview the graphic novel's narrative was written by Ruah Edelstein and Masha Vasilkovsky. Each student was asked to pick one of the 19 chapters of the story, choosing the parts that impacted them most. Then processing of the story through visual narrative began. The class met twice a week for one semester. In our many interviewing with Holocaust survivors in previous years, we worked with groups of students on producing animated documentaries based on the survivors' stories.
The extensive postproduction process began at the Lumen Animae Studios and lasted for one and a half years. This included revising, editing, lettering, and formatting, plus creating the missing three chapters to complete the production. A sand-on-glass technique was used for those three chapters. An agreement between the students, the college, and the art directors granted the art directors complete freedom to revise as necessary and finalize the images collected from the students. Student work was used as much as possible, however, some of the images were created anew and others were modified. All edits were done for the benefit of clarity and impact of the narrative.
Today the process is complete at last and we are talking to publishers.