Tuesday 7 August 2007

Fate 3

H ere is the entirety of the anecdote from The Fate of The Artist in which Campbell goes to the airport without his passport, (the first time around). As before, the monochrome scans are in colour so you can see the warm and cool greys. A great deal of the lettering is redone in the finished version. I fuss over lettering more than you would be inclined to assume. When the word came down that First second's books were all going to be printed at that very small size, I decided to counteract it by opening up the letter shapes a bit more. I had left enough airy space in the drawings to make that workable. In fact I quite like all the white page that's showing (make a mental note to do that on the secret thing I must start today). "Be brave, Monty" has since become a catch-phrase in our house, applied to all kinds of situations, but usually to campbellian schemes that are likely to not go right.

(the overlay in the third monochrome has slipped a little.)
Campbell interviewed by his old buddy john Anderson, who once nearly missed his flight out of SPX due to squeezing in one more beer with him.
And in other news:
Thai cops punished by Hello Kitty.
Police chiefs in the Thai capital, Bangkok, have come up with a new way of punishing officers who break the rules - an eye-catching Hello Kitty armband. From today, officers who are late, park in the wrong place or commit other minor transgressions will have to wear it for several days. The armband is designed to shame the wearer, police officials said.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

I quite enjoyed the second 'Fate' image there, particularly the speeding, careening taxi. Although I must say I've never actually SEEN you run like that (to the best of my limited memory). Impressive.

Hahaha! Hello Kitty punishment! How odd. How is it that you have the time to FIND these?

Oh, and remember a while back you posted a link to that article on the nature of blogs and blog-writers (annals of drunken college students etc etc)? Well THIS guy is the KING of the bitching blog:


Despite the fact that he seems to hate everything and be sexist and not a little racist, he does make intelligent rebuttals in his "Hate Mail" section. Who'd've thunk?


(By the by, I left a belated comment on the 5th of August blog to give 'validity' your statement that Fuck is in fact a place. I thought it would come in useful if that fact was ever disputed again.)

7 August 2007 at 01:06:00 GMT-5  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Genius. Funny how that kind of comic scene could be tilted slightly into an action one, with valiant hero running the gauntlet of various weapons/obstacles. In the words of my old Captain Scarlet annual (with comics by Jim Baikie), "Stuns guns! Gnnnnnnnnn!"

I seem to suffer the opposite of airport forgetfulness whereby I gather all the important documents days before departure, place them in the relevant bag then check and re-check that they're still there with a sudden rash of obsessive compulsive disorder.

7 August 2007 at 07:51:00 GMT-5  
Blogger Bobby.N said...

A beautiful sequence Eddie. A lot more 'depth' than I'm used to. I really love thats there's just enough comfortable white between the frames, and the personal lettering/balloons relax the reader into trusting you right away.

I love it.


8 August 2007 at 19:42:00 GMT-5  

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