The Silent Guest
a subtitle is here

From 2010-2011 Gemma was offered a place to become animator in residence at John Mason School in Oxfordshire to support the animation department and develop her own practice. she had been keen to make a graphic novel for some time and used her time there to develop the initial idea and research into the aesthetic of the piece exhibiting the first nine page in December 2011. 

Roo, the main character is a young girl who is abandoned by her mother into the noisy clutches of her 3 relatives. After finding a fascinating and alluring silent character behind the wall in the garden of her claustrophobic environment, she invites him in. Slowly by slowly he moves into the house, his impending presence dictating an awkward silence throughout the once lively house that is so suffocating, even Roo is not able to bare it.

The Silent Guest
Character sketch