Monday, 22 July 2013
In honour of International Zine Month it would be nice to see what people can cook up over the next couple of weeks in the way of a zine to bring along to the next Process meetup.To keep it simple the brief is to make a black and white comic entirely by hand.No colour, no computers and no collaborators.The most advanced technology you should need is a long arm stapler to put it together!(The use of photocopiers to reproduce the finished work is also acceptable...)Any subject, any size, any style is acceptable.
Tuesday, 16 July 2013
John has been published before by Walker Books, with 'Salem Brownstone'.
He says -
I am just completing a long form comic script and I'm after a very particular type of artist to realise it -
the spread below is the kind of style I'm looking for.
It would be colour, and quite realistic, but with a definite style -
I really like the architectural and design element of these pages too.
Very cinematic - think Rosemary's Baby meets Hitchcock.
The styles of Sean Phillips or Frazer Irving are a good guide.
The genre of the piece is crime, with a twist of Noir, and is set in contemporary North London.
The idea is for for the artist to work up a few pages as a part of the proposal that my agent will then
submit to publishers, so it's not too labour intensive.
Ideally this would be a young British artist as I'd like to be able to work closely with them.
Monday, 15 July 2013
'Wu Wei' is an anthology of comics themed around spirituality that has been organised by Mike Medaglia and features an incredible selection of comics talent including Elliot Baggot, Richy K. Chandler, Francesca Dare, Matthew Duncan, David Ziggy Greene, Howard Hardiman, Tim Hassan, Kripa Joshi, Zarina Liew, Lizz Lunney, Tanya Meditzky, Adam Murphy, Owen D. Pomery, A.J. Poyiadgi, Alex Potts, Emmeline Pui Ling Dobson, John Riordan, Kimika Sweeney, Christian Ward and Aneurin Wright.
The book itself is a mix of strips, stories and illustrations, like this stunner from Christian Ward -
The first 100 pre-orders will get a free bookplate from this amazing selection -
Including these beauties from Christian -