Monday, May 21, 2012
My final comic for my Advanced Sequential class - a graphic novel interpretation of "The Little Jesus", one of the short stories from my favorite play, The Pillowman by Martin McDonagh. I always imagined if I were to direct an interpretation of The Pillowman, I'd have each story as its own little animation...but that's something for future me to think about.
And yes, this is technically still a work in progress. I want to reink this (with a bit more character to the lines - I wanted to go for a dark fairytale/Edward Gorey ink style) and recolor it. The comic is the product of 4 weeks of work, the last week of which was spent coloring all twelve panels in the time it took my thesis animation to render. I finalized twelve comic pages and a 4 and a half minute animation in one night...I'd call that a success.
So now I finally have a little bit of time to update everything, before everything else gets underway. And my first order of business, by popular demand, is to get some comics online.
This is Exit Interview, my graphic novel interpretation of a flash fiction piece by Dan O'Shea. The original story, along with many more of his dark and hilarious stories, can be found in his book Old School (which you can purchase as a digital copy through that link). I was lucky enough to read most of them for this assignment, and let me tell you, it was difficult picking just one to illustrate. And I still want to do Thin Mints, at some point.