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 more examples of the image-making aspects of the project including assemblage, drawings, design, photography and printmaking, plus a bit on project management.
Some project management-the blog log.
This Doctor Comics Blog and the series of posts on the Blotting Paper comic have provided a means of monitoring and scheduling the progress of production of the comic. The posts also required some project management in the form of a colour coded blog log.
Bloody fish (woodblock print-© 2000 Michael Hill)
Both fish and cats feature in the comic, the fish more realistically rendered than the cats. Above is an image from an earlier fish animation, with added blood. Below is a sketch for one of the feline characters.
Red cat (pencil and ink drawing-© 2010 Michael Hill)
There is a lot less photography in Chapter 2. Nevertheless it has again been used to anchor some of the earlier scenes in a physical reality (below).
Down the garden path (Photo-© 2013 Michael Hill)
Designs for Doctor Comics (pencil and ink drawings-© 2013 Michael Hill)
Some sketches (above) for consideration of Doctor Comics in older and somewhat obese form. It turns out a little more kindly in the comic.
Blotting paper comic concept (ink drawing assemblage-© 2012 Michael Hill)
An assemblage suggesting a visual statement: characters, location, content (above). 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