Not perfectly happy with this one but, given the time I have to sketch at the moment, it will do. [EDIT: It absolutely won't do, I posted a new comic here instead. This horse is out of the race.] After Tuesday’s musical impressions I thought I’d try and consciously use layers, rhythm, and texture. It’s a bit programmatic but hey, some people like that stuff.
Usually people I don’t want to associate with, so maybe it’s a brilliant little comic, just not my taste.
Without any further ado, there has been some technical site “challenges”, and it seems like a better solution to have my finished comic serialisations available in collected form.
Here are, respectively, the black-and-white and coloured versions of my zombie story, Land of the Dead. It’s based on Ozzy Osbourne song quotes, but would later be remade with lines from WHAM!’s Last Christmas. Plus, I maintain I had not heard of George Romero’s Land of the Dead zombie movie when I named this comic!
Here is the collected Last Xmas, formerly published in the Danish magazine Free Comics #51. Lyrics by WHAM!, art (& interpretation) by me. If it makes anybody sleep better, the art was originally made for pieces of old Ozzy Osbourne songs, and then repurposed for Yuletide publication, as seen below:
The traveling Maus tribute exhibition that I contributed to, Mus/Mouse/Maus, will be at the Mémorial de la Shoah in Paris, open from 18 September through 30 December 2011: The opening ceremony on the 18th will begin at 3PM. Sadly I can’t be there myself, but our quite capable curator Jamil Mani will be there to represent the unfortunate absent.
If you’re in Paris during those three months (and be honest, who isn’t?!) go see the exhibition. There are loads of great interpretations of art spiegelman’s book – oh, and there’s mine, too: