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.
Experimental piece from a month or two ago, a silent comic drawn without pencils or planning.
Between the Panels
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
Duzida Back-Up Comic
I’ve been using the printed version of Duzida to write short comics that add something to world.
Here’s the comic from issue 2 which takes place around a year before the issue 1 begins.
I’m working on one for issue 3 as I write this about the Metazurians reaching Earth for the first time. (If you don’t know what I’m talking about you can read Duzida here) They’re also a good excuse for me to experiment with layouts, which will be more apparent with the next one.
Diary Comics: Winter 2021
I’ve been sporadically making diary comics again.
Here’s a few from the last couple of months.
Here’s a comic I worked on with writer Victor Santiago earlier in the year. It was for an anthology, but here it is on my blog for you to read instead. These are some of my favourite pages from this year.