As promised this is the last batch of images from the zine I'm drawing in collaboration with Theo Ellsworth, I'm a big fan of his work and the way his comics (for example Capacity) explore a sort of playful and dreamy mind-space . Here are the links for part one and part two, each one containing 10 pages.
The image above is the back cover. I like how it includes small versions of the "architecture" seen throughout the story surrounding one of the sleeping main characters and his masked doppelgänger. At the bottom there are two magpies, did I mention before I really like magpies?
I hope this constitutes a proper dose of weirdness for you :)
This is still a work in progress but it's getting very close to the final line. It has been rewarding to have this sort of long-ish term project going on as I generally focus on things I can finish relatively quick. There is something about letting things take their own time that feels almost luxurious and I like it.
This stands in contrast to the impression I get from social media, where it feels like everyone is churning out brilliant stuff on a daily basis, and that makes me feel inadequate. Which is silly and unfair because I know that what I see is the distilled aggregate of millions of hours of human work, but hey, I get it that my emotional system hasn't been updated to deal with that. And I'm also aware that I contribute to that same unfair feeling in others, I'm sorry about that. I don't have any solutions for this except to say that some things take time, and perhaps that's just part of their beauty.
On that note I hope you are enjoying the last few weeks of summer. Take care and thanks for reading!