I’ve traveled a bit in life. The location of New Jersey as a setting for this comic was chosen because of my mother’s family. She’s from there, and all her sisters still live there. Growing up, I spent many holidays and a few summers out there. Naturally, we went to the Jersey shore.
Something that sticks out in my mind about the Jersey beaches is the grass, so I made sure to put it in here. Tall, grayish green, and growing just along the edge, letting you get peeks of the water before you eventually reached the sand.
Here’s the passage of time. I’ve said before that the story takes place over Fiona’s summer break, and now June comes to an end, leaving two months left before she goes back to her boarding school in Ohio (my home state). Enjoy!