This is my final uni project; I wanted to make a sort of graphic guide to Guy Debord’s 1967 book “Society of the Spectacle”, taking critical parts from his writing and contextualising it for a contemporary audience. Above are some of the pages from the book. At this point, it’s “done”, but it is something I’d like to return to later in the year.
Sometimes it’s good to break away from the norm, and that’s what I’ve been trying to do as much as possible this year with my work.
Hey, I started a Youtube channel for a short-form version of my VR Troopers podcast with the addition of animatics, I’ll also be uploading other (VR Troopers related) content to the channel moving forward.
Animation is something I always dabble in but never quite take the plunge to take it any further than that. For uni in the autumn of 2021, we were asked to produce a moving image piece, so naturally, I decided to go for animation.
I had this very vivid image early on of the sort of vibe I wanted to go for, inspired by the likes of The Brothers Quay and Jan Svankmajer. I haven’t worked with stop motion animation for a long time and this is the first time I’ve ever used a solid model with an armature with Sculpey built around it (as opposed to using just plasticine or bits of junk). Had I had more time to work on this, and perhaps a slightly better armature, I’d like to have made the animation a lot smoother with more frames. Either way, this has been a good springboard for future projects.
This is also the first piece that I’ve produced music for too.
At the end of last year, I had a little chat with fellow comics person Jack Hugh Baker.
I wanted to experiment with how to layout an interview transcript as a comic so I formatted it as if we were on a podcast.
This is also the first time I’ve tried to emulate classic comic style colouring using CMYK halftones, I enjoyed the limited colour palette, I think it’ll be something I try again in the future. Maybe in a more analogue form like risograph.
You can find Jack Hugh Baker on IG over @jackhughbaker and more on his comic Sport Hero over at sportherocomic.com