Here are the finalised images for my modernised version of Edgar Alan Poe’s ‘The Tell Tale Heart’ in the form of a comic strip. The illustrations were first drawn in charcoal and then manipulated on Photoshop. The narrative is not a linear one, in that the story is told through a series of flashbacks. To differentiate this from present time I have kept the flashbacks in black and white, and the present is represented through colour. The second page is a splash-page and hence would take up the space of two pages in a comic book format.
Had a great 2D animation workshop working with The Paper Cinema, if you haven’t heard of them before, they’re website is definitely worth checking out! http://thepapercinema.com
They perform live music and animation by using illustrated 2D ‘puppets’ in front of a camera. My group collaborated to make a humorous animation titled ‘Kentucky Fried People’, of which we really enjoyed creating! Hopefully I’ll be able to put up a link of the animation itself soon, but for now here is a few of our drawn puppets.
I signed up to a two day sculpting course feeling a little apprehensive with the hideous reminder of failing to model dried-out clay at secondary school. However I am so glad I did it as I was pleased with the final results for a first attempt in using sculpey. It was also nice to work in 3D for a change, just can’t wait to paint this baby!
So my new brief is to produce a narrative using a combination of illustration and typography. For my chosen narrative I picked Edgar Allan Poe’s ‘The Tell Tale Heart’, as I have always been interested by Poe’s work, with its dark twists, rich imagery and Gothic genre. My first initial idea was to produce posters, but upon having a tutorial with my lecturer we both agreed that posters aren’t the clearest way to tell a narrative. I came to the conclusion that the best route for me to take with the illustrations I was producing was to make them into a comic/graphic novel. Nonetheless I thought I’d put up a couple of the posters to show my development.
The illustration students of the Arts University Bournemouth were asked to produce designs, decorations and merchandise for a Christmas market stall in Boscombe. My contribution to the stall was tote bags with my own screen printed designs on the front.
Bill Murray – Murray Christmas
Jack Nicholson – Jolly Old Saint Nick