BLOTTING PAPER The Comic: Production Report No.22

Continuing the series of regular reports documenting the production process of the first and second issues of my artist book/comic Blotting Paper: The Recollected Graphical Impressions Of Doctor Comics, Chapter 1: The Ingurgitator and Chapter 2: A Blot On His Escutcheon, this post shows and describes the use of some of the note books, sketch books and design processes involved.

The main note book used on the project wherein details of the character, environment and story were developed.

The main note book used on the project wherein details of the character, setting and story were developed.

The larger note book (above) is primarily used for writing in. It is lined and contains notes about the characters and their traits, the environment in which they live and move around in, plus ideas about the narrative and its construction. On the other hand, the smaller note books (below) contain more drawings and rough sketches than words and were developed in response to ideas worked out in the large note book.

Two of the smaller note books in which design ideas and thumbnails were developed.

Two of the smaller note books in which design ideas and thumbnails were developed. These are moleskines.

 

Notes and sketches for one of the memory sequences.

Notes and sketches for one of the memory sequences.

 

Thumbnails for a story sequence.

Thumbnails for a story sequence.

 

Character design sketch in story sequence setting.

Character design sketch in story sequence setting.

Early design for one of the feline characters.

Early design for one of the feline characters.

For a visual diary record and time-line overview of this project, see all of the BLOTTING PAPER production reports. Issue #1:   No.1   No.2   No.3   No.4   No.5   No.6   No.7   No.8   No.9   No.10   No.11   No.12   No.13    Issue #2:   No.14   No.15   No.16   No.17   No.18   No.19   No.20   No.21   No.22   No.23   No.24   No.25   No.26   No.27   No.28   No.29

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About Doctor Comics

Creator and former Director of the Master of Animation course at the University of Technology, Sydney, Michael Hill has a Master's degree in animation and a PhD in comics, prompting his introduction on ABC Radio as “Doctor Comics”. A member of the editorial boards of the International Journal of Comic Art, the Comics Grid Journal of Comics Scholarship and the Advisory Committee of the Q-Collection Comic Book Preservation Project, he has delivered public lectures on Anime and Manga and held academic directorships in Interdisciplinary Studies, Design and Visual Communication. Having donated his collection of research materials on Australian alternative comics to the National Library of Australia he is now active in the artistic domain and creating his own comic Blotting Paper.

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