Monday, 11 October 2010

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Comic strip created for Jonathan Walker's book 'Pistols! Treason! Murder! the Rise and Fall of a Master Spy' , Melbourne University Publishing; First Edition edition (April 1, 2009) 
Melbourne University Publishing; First Edition edition (April 1, 2009)


Dürer. 


EL GLOBO (2010)

EL GLOBO (2010)



Friday, 27 August 2010

EL GLOBO 2: El Desplegable.



By clicking on the picture below you can see the drawing which will be the four page spread for the 'interlude' in issue 2 my comic 'EL GLOBO'. Theme being communication, the last interlude was loosely based around water.
Al apretar en la imagen de abajo puedes ver lo que será el desplegable de cuatro páginas para el "interludio" en mi cómic EL GLOBO-capítulo 2. La tema: la comunicación, el interludio para EL GLOBO#1 fue basada sobra la agua.
Both interlude 1 and 2 are set in desert like environments. Interlude 2 makes references to dealing with a world of limited recourses; there are various contraptions to enhance wind energy. The themes of commerce and communication are dominant along with inventiveness and craft; a to the left is a kind of open market built from a structure of bamboo and twinning.

The drawing part-way through. The 'market' market structure can be seen here more clearly. 



Japanese miniatures from the American Museum of Natural History
Japanese miniatures (netsuke) sketched in the American Museum of Natural History NY.

I used this netsuke* (the one depicting two amputees) in 'Interlude #2'; I thought that they represented well the idea of communication and cooperation; important in a world of limited recourses.

I made the netsuke sketch in 2007, but was reminded of it again whilst watching Alejandro Jodorowsky's film 'El Topo' in which two similar characters appear as helpers to the benevolent and blind first great gun master.




* (June 2013) I have since found a Netsuke of the same two characters on the web of the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge, on which it describes them as:

"Ashinaga ('long legs') and Tenaga ('long arms') are two mythical beings who live by the shore. They are often shown working together, with Tenaga on the back of Ashinaga, enabling them to catch fish"





Thursday, 17 June 2010

La primera edición



EL GLOBO #1-¡¡¡ la primera edición ya se puede comprar en Barcelona y pronto a través de Internet!!! La edición hecha a mano todavía se pueden comprar en Vallery y Ras.

EL GLOBO #1- the first edition can now be bought in Barcelona and soon over the internet!!!
The hand made edition can still be bought from Vallery and Ras.



EL GLOBO 1





Illustration from Michael Maier's 'Atalanta Fugiens'- 1618. Maier also composed a 'soundtrack' to go with the book. Alchemical illustrations such as these, together with a passage of text (and music in Maier's case), invited the reader to make interpretations and associations. 





Scene from Fellini's 'Eight and a Half'.

Thursday, 20 May 2010

EL GLOBO #1


Estoy en el proceso de cambiar el formato de EL GLOBO # 1 para imprimir como un comic de 32 páginas. Estará listo en un par de semanas. La edición hecho a mano de 20 páginas (ahora una edición muy limitada), se puede comprar de Ras y Vallery en Barcelona. Pronto avisaré mas sobre la disponibilidad de EL GLOBO, de librerías y sobra la web, y una edición en inglés.

I am currently in the process of changing the format of EL GLOBO #1 to print as a 32 page comic book, which should be ready in the next couple of weeks. The 20 page hand made, and now very limited, edition is available to buy from Ras and Vallery in Barcelona. I will add more details of the availability of EL GLOBO, from bookshops and the web, and an English edition in the near future.