Hedra is getting printed tomorrow and, unless something disastrous happens, I'll have it at MoCCA in New York next weekend (April 2nd and 3rd).
I'm excited and nervous about this book. In some ways, it feels like my first book. It's hard for me to explain why. It feels like pure comics. It's wordless. It's simple, but at the same time complex. It's experimental but pulling from some classic ideas and motifs. For me, it feels free of anything else.
And I've just realized today, that the pages I have cut or reworked actually appear to equal the pages in the book.
The pages that made it into the book are on the left. The ones on the right got cut.
The cost of experimentation.
Anyway, here are some highlights from those dumped pages.
Sunday, March 27, 2016
Sunday, March 13, 2016
My original intention with this comic was to pick up with Kyle, a character from my first graphic novel Flower & Fade, ten years after the events in that story. This idea came from watching Truffault's Love On The Run (the fifth Antoine Doinel film), and thinking how cool it was that there was this series of non-action movies featuring the same character. It's the same with Before Sunrise/Sunset/Midnight.
The comic took a turn though and went another direction. I don't think I'll be picking up with Kyle. I'm not really interested in the kinds of stories he'd find himself in anymore.
The record they dance/make out to is Ghost in the Machine by the Police, probably track two - Every Little Thing She Does is Magic.
Sunday, March 6, 2016
This comic is a little gross, but it was one of those ideas that just wouldn't go away, and it seemed like the only solution was to get it down on paper and let it find its way.
It ended up a little longer than I expected and got split between two sketchbooks.