In retrospect, I must say that I believe this project was a success for certain reasons. While I have been in the position to have executed a few sequential graphic narrative projects in the past, My inability to approach these projects from a very technical stand-point becomes the missing ingredient I was to discover over […]Read more "SELF INITIATED PROJECT 2.0 : EVALUATION"
FINISHED PAGES WITH THE CAPTIONS Upon meeting the brief’s requirement, I embarked on going the extra mile to create a book. This involved me create a front cover and additional pages displaying some of the processes involved in the books’ creation. […]Read more "SELF INITIATED PROJECT 2.0 : OUTCOME(S)"
I proceeded to illustrate the first page. I then made the progression to experiment with the digital colour process. Firstly, creating a grey scaled page and then proceeding to create the page in full colour. While I must say that the painstaking process at the end seemed a very rewarding one, […]Read more "SELF INITIATED PROJECT 2.0 : OUTCOME"
Moving forward, the next course of progression then becomes the process of transitioning from the script to the illustration board. Printing out the script, I take each page and roughly sketch out the action in each scene as plainly as possible right on the page. At this stage, the involvement of massive detail and crazy […]Read more "SELF INITIATED PROJECT 2.0 : DEVELOPMENT – FROM SCRIPT TO ILLUSTRATION BOARD"
Upon completion of My research, the natural order of progression was the modification and the development of the short story to script. Since ”New Life” is 3pages(plus) long, condensing that might be a mammoth task to tackle within a relatively short period. Also, since one of the requirements for the Jonathan Cape/Observer/Comica brief is to […]Read more "SELF INITIATED PROJECT 2.0. DEVELOPMENT : THE SCRIPT"
It must be mentioned that certain common threads connect every artist referenced within this research; the ability to maintain a successful level of transition, continuity and communication, via the utilization of the medium of sequential graphic narrative. Various elements have been noted over the course of conducting research for this project. The utilisation of pacing techniques […]Read more "SELF INITIATED PROJECT 2.0 (RESEARCH) – SIMILARITIES AND ADDITIONAL INFO"
LEWIS LAROSA Lewis Larosa is another inspirational comic book illustrator who’s work I’ve come to admire and appreciate over the last three years. With a style that is bold, and beautifully rendered, Lewis utilises photographic references to convey the right amount of believability. From his pencil and inks, it becomes obvious that he spends a […]Read more "SELF INITIATED PROJECT 2.0 (RESEARCH): INFLUENCES – LEWIS LAROSA"
JOE SACCO Joes Sacco is an illustrator, cartoonist and journalist, best known for his comics journalism, particularly his works Palestine created in 1993 and Footnotes in Gaza Area Gorazde created in 2000. Spending a lot of his time criss-crossing the globe, He produced six issues of his own comic book ”Yahoo for Fantagraphics” between 1988 to […]Read more "SELF INITIATED PROJECT 2.0 (RESEARCH): INFLUENCES- JOE SACCO"
KYLE BAKER Kyle Baker is an American cartoonist, comic book writer-artist, and animator known for his graphic novels, winning numerous Eisner awards and Harvey awards for his comics within the field of comics. Kyle Baker has worked on a plethora of comic projects, from working with Marvel Comics on Classic X-men, Clive Barker’s Hellraiser, Deadpool, […]Read more "SELF INITIATED PROJECT 2.0 (RESEARCH): INFLUENCES – KYLE BAKER"
Overtime, I’ve come to be very appreciative of being able to utilise comics as medium to express and communicate my ideas, regardless of how blunt and under appreciated these ideas might seem. The interest for such was born from daily political cartoons within the pages of daily newspapers I’d have the opportunity to observe growing […]Read more "SELF INITIATED PROJECT 2.0 (RESEARCH): INFLUENCES – ART SPIEGELMAN"