As previously stated in the Writing a Comic Book Poem – The Wingless Bird the comic was created for a book and exhibition at Marine Studios in Kent for Adventures in Comics. I also mentioned that the poem was based on a character I had been illustrating. This was the image of a wingless bird. For the comic I had the subject of The Great Tree to work with. This was the brief from Adventures in Comics. I decided to illustrate the comic using marker pens and fineliners and make use of the branches if the tree to separate out the comic book panels. Therefore the branches are the panel borders and the action takes place in the areas between the branches.
The design of the wingless birds was simple and I reflected this in the design of the snake and the tree. I wanted this comic to be read easily, as the panel bodies are not typical for comic books. Creating a simplified environment and characters allows this to be conceived and hopefully makes for an enjoyable comic.