Sunday, 18 April 2010

The Sea of Frozen Words

Waaaay back when, back in Summer 2009 to be exact, we had the choice to base a project on one of a handful of extracts describing fictional worlds. I chose the Sea of Frozen Words, which is based on part of a centuries old nonsense book about a Giant called Pantagruel who travels around having adventures and inexplicably changing size. Ignoring that part (which was barely mentioned in the text given), I focused on the war mentioned, basing my story on a member of the cloud-riders who struggles to balance between isolation/the meaninglessness of war and his urge to live.

I never finished colouring it, and so tinkered around with it over easter now. It's coloured terribly, and terribly inconsistently, and reads a bit strangely, but if I don't post it now I never will. I have a habit of thinking of ridiculously elaborate backstories and parallel goings-on, and so I'm never sure how much to actually tell in the story itself. I'll get there though.

Saturday, 17 April 2010

Non-24 hour Comic

This was my first attempt at a 24-hour comic back in November. I didn't actually finish it on the day though, so it probably took about 34 hours in all >_>

Despite the awkward story, tone and artwork, there's enough parts that I'm proud of to make me think it's worth posting. We were given the idea of a local strongman to work with if we wanted to and originally I meant to give the comic a gung ho, British Empire style adventurism to it, but it didn't really work out! I'm quite pleased with some of the panelling and layouts, though.

Friday, 16 April 2010


Just a sneaky little placeholder!