Illustrating a Comic Book Poem – Crash

As stated in the Writing a Comic Book Poem – Crash blog post, a Crash was a response to the Labspace Studio art initiative The Noise Project. I had a brief to follow that meant I had to listen out for some sounds. The brief is below:

This week spend some time paying attention to the little things…. the sounds that you tend to ignore and the seemingly insignificant noises that you take for granted. You have 1 week to listen, identify and select one “insignificant” sound and transform it into something “significant.”

From here I developed a poem based around listening to bugs in my flat. The idea was then to create an explosive image. Crash is a two page comic, with the first page showing the bug and the second page showing a smashed image. I took the approach of illustrating a broken mirror, where the reflections are jagged and do not flow. I don’t kill bugs, but I thought this was a good method to convey a bold and expressive image.

Crash page 1 - Comic Book Poem
For Crash I used Promarker pens and fine liners to create all the illustrations. This is an approach I have done in the past and I think it works perfectly for Crash as it adds to the intricate tactile nature of the words and also the experimental approach to The Noise project.
Crash page 2 - Comic Book Poem


About Comic Book Poems

I am a writer and artist who likes to work with poetry, illustration, film and animation.
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