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.
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.
Things that are included on these pages are: – A photo of a little scooter type thing I took in Japan in 2017 – Some stamps from some old postcards I found in a cupboard under the stairs – A collage of miscellaneous vintage scrapbook clippings – A photocopy of a punk? from a magazine spread from college(??) – A Dragon Ball GT trading card from holiday to spain in 2001 – Ticket from the second time I went to a Polysics gig – The first printed, vinyl sticker I ever made circa 2008ish