Posts Tagged ‘Primitif’

New Primitif Comic!

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014


Primitif Revenge Mask

Out today! A new Primitif Story, written and drawn summer 2014!

The artwork is all full colour. It was produced through a labour-intensive method – the gouache colour painting, the ink outline and the lettering all exist as separate artworks, assembled in the computer.

I think the last Primitif story I did was Sting of the Arrow, which was published in the Kingly Books volume in 2006. The text for Sting was deliberately very sparse and the story that emerged was broken and hard to understand. I’ve tried to reverse that trend with Revenge Mask, and have made the accompanying prose about as clear as I’m able to write it. The theme is a supernatural one; Primitif is “possessed” by a magical mask against his own will.

I was going to make it available as a free PDF but then decided to publish it as a square-shaped mini-comic through Lulu. It’s 20pp long and costs £6.00 (plus postage). I am making a profit of precisely 88 pence per sale. A sample page is below.

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New Primitif Comic

Sunday, May 15th, 2011

Available now from print-on-demand service, this is a short unfinished Primitif story from 1996.

Primitif mini

Wednesday, May 13th, 2009

Primitif mini comic
One of four covers I drew for the exhibition A Mini History Of Off-The-Cuff, Handmade Mini-Comics curated by Les Coleman and Paul Gravett in 2004. Almost a panel from the Sting of the Arrow book.

Primitif Volcano Mask on Scribd

Sunday, May 3rd, 2009

Primitif Volcano Mask Primitif Volcano Mask Ed Pinsent Primitif in Volcano Mask. Digital Edition of a small press comic written and drawn by Ed Pinsent. Originally published as a small press comic in 1987. Primitif gains the power to see into the future with his magic eye, rises to a position of prominence in his village, then loses everything through angering the Gods.