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.
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
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.
If you follow me on social media I’m sure you’ve noticed a lot of posts about a certain Stetson wearin’ hero, if not, my last blog post was dedicated to BANDIT!
The time for us to start making some big announcments is getting closer and closer and as it does, Vince and I figured it would a good idea to let you all have a chance to read some of what we’ve been working on.
So I present to you the first 10 pages of BANDIT! Written by Vince Pavey (@LimeyOtoko on Twitter) Art by me (@BozoRobo on Twitter and IG) with lettering by Lucas Gattoni (@LetteringBear on Twitter)
Once you’ve read it, give us a shout on Twitter, recommend it to you friends and sit tight for further announcments!
Earlier in the year I printed a collection of a diary comics that covered October 2020 – mid January 2021.
I hadn’t printed any comics since around September 2019 as, obviously, I’d not been attending Comic Cons. I printed partly because I wanted and parly becuase I had to, these comics were for a uni project (I got an A by the way)
I was planning to keep the comics running on Instagram as something quick that I could work on everyday, but as the UK has been in a never-ending lockdown I decided to put it on hold. There’s only so many strips I can draw about myself staring out of my living room window.
But now as things are… not getting back to normal, but there’s at least the option to do something other than travel further than couple miles from home, which means I may actually have some stuff write about soon. You can follow my diary comic on IG @bozodiary if you don’t already.
On the run up to Christmas last year Victor Santiago (who wrote Prom Night in Transylvania) aproached me about some work for a client. We were asked to create a short comic based on the clients 4 year old son’s creations, they gave us some character descriptions and were left to it. Victor wrote a short story with themes of working as a team and I.. well, I drew it.
Projects like this are something we’ve both discussed doing again in the future, so watch this space.
IceFire & BlackSword was written by Victor Santiago who’s work you can find over at storiesbyvictor.com and also @warpvector on Twitter and IG