Just under two weeks ago, I had the brilliant Chris Clarke get in touch from Eureka Magazine to work on a series of spreads for this months issue.
The idea of the work was to show the spreads becoming increasingly more populated as time went on; Beginning with the cavemen, moving onto medieval times and ending up with the present day. So you if you follow some of the characters throughout the 6 pages you can see how they develop. For example you can see a caveman drawing on the cave walls who turns into a traditional medieval artist painting a portrait of a woman, which then ends up as a teenager graffitiing onto a wall in the present day.
Another example is the the palm tree turning into a maypole and ending up as a street lampost, and the star of the show is the caveman turned conductor. I found this concept really involving and it enabled me to add some of my own humour into the mix. Thumbs up to Chris for great art direction, layout and general all round niceness.
Here’s a 5/6 page editorial piece I illustrated last month for BLINK Magazine, which is a worldwide mag designed in Copenhagen.
The piece I illustrated was on ‘The Personal Internet’ and contained references to something called ‘the filter bubble’ which is a system that occurs online and lets us see only into the world we expect to see.
I came up with this concept which flows across 6 pages and contains a filter tube system that streams out individual interests to it’s audience and then on the final page floods out all types of internet spam into a giant skip….nice! Also look out for the token Homer Simpson floating amongst the crap along with a tin of Spam for good measure.