Monday, September 26, 2011

Solipsistic Pop sneak peak

Have I mentioned that I'm contribution to the excellent anthology Solipsistic Pop? well, I am, a two page strip for issue 4.
All the SP books are beautifully designed and SP4 will be on cream paper with an addition green tone.
The theme for this issue is 'maps', and I must admit I stretched that theme to fit my strip. But as it's the story that popped into my head after thinking of the theme I figure it's fair enough.
As SP is so beautifully designed I decided to attempt something I rarely do nowadays, which is the 'fancy-pants layout'. As much as I admire the likes of Chris Ware, when it comes to my own stuff that kind of layout just isn't for me.
The panel here probably gives a clue as to how I decided to tackle the layout, and really, it's not all that fancy - in fact, I went to a lot of effort to make sure actually looks as straightforward as possible.
One interesting thing, for me at least, is that it's almost a companion piece to my Nelson contribution, but in this instance I've not masked the autobiography with a fictional character and I've recalled something more specific to me.

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