Author: Bozo Robo
Recently I’ve been experimenting with an idea for the book I’m working on for my MA.
The idea, in its current state, is a story revolving around a round a group of friends (who happen to be animals) exploring they’re local punk scene together. Maybe they form a band? I dunno. Either the way the book will heavily feature the crossover between punk and queer culture and sitting outside of societal norms.
Visually I’m playing around with a collage look, using photos printed on drafting film layered on top of one another. Over the next few weeks I’ll be working on a comic to decide how viable that is for a long form project.
Could I just replicate that effect on photoshop? Of course. But that’s not nearly as fun and I want to be more hands on with this project rather than it being solely screen based.
Lime + Some Funny Lil’ Guys
Never Let Your Oppressors Define You – Zine
Zine made in a day from a combination of my drawings and found images.
Miscellaneous Sci-Fi Fantasy Characters
Recent illustrations I drew as a means to riff with an idea for a Fantasy/Sci-Fi/Faux 70s adventure story.
In September I started my MA in Sequential Design and Illustration. One of the first projects I was tasked with was creating a visual narrative in response to Ursula K Le Guin’s essay The Carrier Bag Theory of Fiction. The final pages for this comic were produced in a week and looking at it now I’m not really sure how I managed to do that.
A diary comic written shortly after the death of Kazuki Takahashi
More experiemental work.
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.
Diary Comics: Spring 2022
Experiments from March and April for a more streamlined way to make diary comics.