Friday, June 30, 2006
New Word Comic
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I have been working on a series of word comics, example above, alongside other things. This one can be linked to from the Refuge Comic Home page.
Tuesday, June 27, 2006
Refuge - Update
Wednesday, June 21, 2006
Refuge - Inside the train
Tuesday, June 20, 2006
More tinkering with the home page. Trying to make use of the side scrolling nature of the comic. Also trying to make the home page clear and navigatable. I hope it is clear that there are going to be in total approximately 12 chapters, 4 of which are done (or almost done, coming to a finish.
Still have some niggly bits to rectify including re-doing the comic title "Refuge" in graphic form instead of text; I have to do this across the comic and this will take more time.
Sunday, June 18, 2006
New Refuge Home Page
I have at last got around to updating the REFUGE home page. It will need some more work I know. This is as good as I can do at the moment. I am open to constructive comments as to how to make it more practical, improve navigation etc.
I have tried to design it to allow for future comics to be placed on the same site. Also I am going to draw up a home/front page as an intro to artwork; I am thinking of putting my backlog of artwork up If I can get time to scan it all in.
Wednesday, June 14, 2006
Thursday, June 08, 2006
Refuge Webcomic Update
Friday, June 02, 2006
Idea for a comic where the structure is repeated; the character experiences some event (large or small) and only experiences, feels the effects of, thinks or his life is effected by it, after the event. He does not experience the here and now. This can work out circular and the character can then act in a way not in line with the "normal" reactions to original events due to his either playing down or exaggerating the original experience. Then what is real and not real becomes vague. This is a framework for a series of short comic stories on a theme, much like "Litte Nemo In Slumberland" in repetitive structure leaving the fill in story quite open. I would have to think of a repetitive ending.
There is the idea that once an experience has happened i.e; after the event, it can be looked back upon, can be invested with emotions and fragments of memories so that the image of that event, its memory "takes on a life of it's own". The artist can use this "life” to create new "experience" that uses the various artifices of composition, narrative structure and materials etc. to enrich the experience, like pouring dye into clear water, to simulate it, to create a hyper real equivalent or a completely separate organism based upon the emotional after-charge of the original experience when reflected upon.
Experiences of course merge together in memory and a remembered event is infused with a number of other similar events and the present surrounding events of the day. Something repeated is something changed. Almost the air in which it is floating in transforms it. The atmosphere contaminates all new born events. The maker always leaves his or her print. Recapturing something is then a tricky business. The found thing symbolises all of those like things that one has experienced throughout ones life. Things are continuously being transformed, taken apart and being re-put back together again. It seems that the closer I get to the original the further I get from my own experience of it.