This is something I tweeted about some time ago, a little experiment in process documentation. There are a couple of thoughts that went into this:
1) The desire to go into the act of work and lay it bare without any filter/self-censorship; 2) the fact that I wanted to have a non-rectangular, asymmetrical grid to base the layouts of my next comic, and 3) to publish something that would be a meditation of form, without any content whatsoever.
So this is what I came up with. During one day I went through five phases of work process, making a scan of the page for every line drawn. My goal with the first phase was to lay out a set of lines that would form the basis for the next stages, trying to work as randomly as possible, only avoiding lines parallel to the paper edge, and lines intersecting at 90° angles.
This is a documentation, or process comic, of that first stage. Feel free to scoff at it for being self-indulgent, pretentious, or unrewardingly dense. It’s all that, I guess. It’s also something I needed to do to get a crack on the layouts for that comic, I just happened to add the documentation layer to it. Read at your own discretion.
So until further notice, here is PURIST-2_1-Construct. The next four stages will be published as separate PDFs in the days to come!