There are just two more weeks left to see the exhibition Rhapsodize in the spaces of Other Nature in Berlin.
Read a reminder of the work I made there, "Lavender Cowboy" in a previous blog post here. Two more reasons to get your butt over there now, are the works of my studio mates Sabine Rollnik and Sandra Haselsteiner.
Here's a little 'making of' sequel of my comic "Six Conversations about Bland". It was made for the Comic Seminar, a yearly workshop that runs up to the Comic Salon Erlangen. This year was led by Barbara Yelin, Mawil and Lukas Jüliger and the theme we were set to work on was "memory lapse". My story plays in a reality-tv house situation. Bland has been voted out of the house the night before and over the course of six conversations he is gradually forgotten.
|My very rough plan and a picture of five people piled on top of each other in swimming trunks and a great dane on top...|
|...gained a bit more credibility when I worked out a few panel 'shots' and character portraits. Most detail went into a written scenario and then I went on to designing the storyboard...|
|...the pages growing exponentially dirtier after each eraser correction and repeated cowboy coffee staining...|
|...yet rendered spotless at the light box by inking on a new clean sheet of bristol paper....|
|...and slap on some lettering and greytones...|
|...give your baby a name...|
|...and finally, here it is on exhibit at the Comic Salon!|
I'll be there!