Monday, 11 March 2013

The Dead of Winter

I had a couple of afternoons free the last few days, so decided to make something new.  I rarely create things now that have no other ultimate purpose, so this was a rare occasion to stretch my wings.  I think it's turned out nicely, a simple story but hopefully told in a new way.  It's a piece ideal for print, a two pager that would force the reader to rotate the comic half way through.  Hopefully it's still readable here.

This piece was envisioned just before reading this excellent article by Eddie Campbell about comics literacy and storytelling clarity.  Campbell makes some interesting points, and I'll be interested to hear people's thoughts on whether this kind of unusual storytelling could have a place beyond the experimental arena.

For your ease of reading, here's the same comic again, upside down:

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