I love it when new technology gets used to demonstrate artistic creativity. Watch this Makes me want an iphone even more...
Showing posts from May, 2009
I found this comic to sum up exactly how I feel about writing comics at the moment. All those ideas floating around, and you know they could be great material, but then getting them onto paper is another matter. I will also be attending The writers festival zine fair in Melbourne on Sunday The Atrium Federation Square Sunday 30th May 12 noon-5pm FREE I will be sharing a table with fellow comicker ' Sirive ', AKA Ive Sorocuk
This is a comic I did last year which I was really happy with. I wanted to do a whole series of them in this style but never got the chance (I think I wrote at least another one or two) When I saw the theme for this weeks Illustration Friday I immediately thought of this comic. I am pleased to say that my life has more direction these days, things are definitely looking up. You may have noticed I have been trying to update with something here every Wednesday, an interview, review or interesting link. I am still kept busy from doing comics from my course. The course is going well but I am really looking forward to having the last couple of assignments in the bag. I thought I would give twitter a try and have been playing around with it for a few weeks now. Those of you who read this through a feedreader may not have noticed the twitter feed in the sidebar. I am finding it enjoyable and short enough to do in little bursts, I guess that is the whole point. I have my usual screen na
I am a big Raymond Briggs fan. His comics were some of the first ones that I read; Other than the newspaper ones. Here is a look at his creative space and some insights in his writing process. "On the board is a spread from the book I've been working on for the past two years. It is about old age and death, and if I ever manage to finish it before I die, it will be called Time For Lights Out. The kind of work I do, which involves writing, designing and illustrating, needs a lot of space. This room is about 14 x 28 feet and is nowhere near big enough. This picture shows just a corner of it. There is also an ex-billiards table covered in equipment which the lucky scribbly-tappy writer does not need. First you write it, then you design the typography and lay out the hand lettering. This gives you some idea of the space you are going to need, so you can then design the format, the pagination and the grid. This will show what space is left for illustrations. You light-box off
Basically I'm the second kind of writer you outlined. Occasionally I use the story-board method or the stream of consciousness method, and when I do use these I am usually pretty fond of the results, but at heart I'm a prose writer. More often than not I’m drape my graphic work over the top of a pre-prepared scaffolding of prose. I do this because I’ve noticed that a well written ‘voice-over’ is a really fantastic way-in to a comic, particularly for those eyes more schooled in reading text rather than comics. Artist like Joe Sacco, Majane Satrapi, Julie Doucet represent this really important interface between the world of book books and the world of comic books. Reader’s eyes are led through this confusing maze of panels on these stepping stones of more familiar prose. I’m really trying to position my work in this interface by making comics specifically for the people I know who don’t read many comics. I’d rather go to the National Young Writer’s Festival than Supanova. The