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.
This week and three weeks on I’m back at Holbæk school of arts teaching comics.
Today was the first of our recurrent music interpretation assignment: students make comics from a given tune, today with the added challenge to only use clippings from discarded encyclopedias and art books.
This found footage approach lets the students work with storytelling and graphic representation without being inhibited by their (perceived) drawing abilities.
Using ready-made imagery allows them to focus on the layouts, and the “lyrical” nature of the assignment relieves them of linear narrative concerns. Every time I give this task to a class I’m blown away by the powerful results.
The music interpreted here is “Making of Cyborg” from the Ghost in the Shell movie. Enjoy the snapshots, I’m mighty proud of this day’s work!