A seven-page comic strip from 1995. The story and script are by Darryl Cunningham. I’m not sure where it was published, or if it ever was. It’s an apocalyptic science-fiction story which I tried to render in a slightly “oblique” manner. The artwork is inked on high-quality tracing paper; on page 7 you can see some of my original pencil drawing underneath, revealing something of the method. I decided to print the captions rather than attempt hand-lettering, and then pasted them on top. All of this is clearly visible in the scans.
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A new Windy Wilberforce comic strip, written and drawn over the Christmas and New Year holidays 2013-14. Another installment in the “Windy’s Alchemical Days” series.
The original story is ten pages long. It has been cut into rows for this web display; the opening splash panel takes up two rows. The letratone effect was created in the computer.
A new comic strip from August 2013. Story by Jamie Pickett, written and drawn by Ed Pinsent.
A new comic strip from March 2013!
Another page from the unfinished “These Five” story. See the previous post for the other images.
From around 2001, these are sketches and partially-completed drawings for a story called ‘These Five’. Neither the text nor the images were ever completed, but I think some of these fragments are quite nice, and one or two of them appeared in The Sound Projector issue 10. The story concerns an obsessional man with a major persecution complex, convinced that his life will fall into order if he can only eliminate five of his personal enemies. He creates wooden totems or voodoo sculptures to feed his vendetta and stares at them for hours on end, humming and chanting to himself. These totems correspond to his enemies; I suppose if the story had gone anywhere, they would each have been destroyed in imaginative ways, perhaps by fire or axe. I wanted the artwork to resemble the work of Steve Ditko, specifically his powerful and mesmerising Avenging World stories from the 1970s. I think this story ran out of steam because I couldn’t get past the “mesmerising” stage, and hence it failed to develop any further.
Since there’s no set order to these images, the gallery below will load in a random sequence if you refresh the page.