I’ve been working on a project in-between other projects. It’s a Danish book about the world after a zombie apocalypse. It’s a mix of prose, illustrations and comic pages. It’s written by the talented writer Martin Schjönning. One of my inspirations regarding the mix of the 3 media is Lore by T. P. Louise and Ashley Wood. It’s a compelling and beautiful book . There’s something about mixing prose with the comic medium. You might say, why don’t you just create the whole thing as a graphic novel? Well… Maybe you wouldn’t say that but I’ve given it some thought anyways. The thing is Sjönning and I want to keep the pictures and word somewhat segregated, so no dialogue in the panels. That’s the plan. I do however work with sound effects, you know “Boom!” and that sort of onomatopoetic sounds. Fancy word. Another factor: It’s a lot faster not creating the whole book as comic pages, so it’s an ideal in-between project. Besides Sjönning writes some beautiful descriptions so it would be a pity to tell the whole story without words.
So without further ado, here’s 3 non-chronological pages. The colours are still work in progress.
After two years of working on this book it’s finally printed. It’s a great feeling holding this graphic novel in all is corporeal beauty. We’re starting our promotion by attending Fantasticon this weekend so swing by if you’re in the neighborhood. It’s in Valby, Denmark. We’re hoping to get it out in a couple of comic book stores in Copenhagen and we’re working on a e-book version as well.
My comic Deadboy is now finally printed. It’s in Danish apart from the title.
I started it in late 2010 during my internship at Gimle Studio in Copenhagen. I continued working on in the following spring at Open Workshop in Viborg (Artist Recidency), but stuff came up. We started Octopulp Comics Collective and I made shorter comics, children books and attended Robert Mckee’s Story Seminar in London with Lars Kramhøft. After that I needed to rewrite the script. It got a bit better. After the spring of 2011 I went back to the Design School and worked at bit on Deadboy and other book projects before I started My Master Project. Also a comic. this time written by Kramhøft. (Made Flesh)
Deadboy is my first long comic so it was bound to be delayed. I just didn’t know it at the time. It’s also my first crack at creative writing so that took some time. Well, i finished it last year, 2012, after publisher Torben Hansen told me to get moving.
Now it is here. 122 pages created with support from Open Workshop and printed and published with support from the Danish Arts Council. And of course none of it without Torben Hansen at Forlaget Forlæns. Thank you.
Panel from Made Flesh. Be sure to go to http://madeflesh.blogspot.dk and read the first pages. Updated every friday.