The Tell Tale Heart

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.

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The Paper Cinema

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!

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.

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Edgar Allan Poe Posters

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.

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Christmas Market

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

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