Creep is a new comic by Philadelphia-based artist, illustrator, and animator Kayla Miller. As Kayla tells us, Creep is an attempt to build upon the long, rich history of super hero comics while adding in elements of the more character driven and narrative driven indie comic tradition. The comic began as a thesis project. The plot is a coming of age story about a boy who gains weird powers after a fruit punch related accident! Kayla publishes updates on Mondays and Thursdays. She's also a member of the collective called Supermurgitroidz. Take a look at the first ten parts of chapter one below. Chapter two is coming soon!
- By James
- In: The Gallery
- Published on 25 December 2012
Toronto Film School (where he won a Best Director award) graduate Davide Luciano is back with his latest series entitled Sheep Nation. David explores this fertile ground through a characteristically satirical yet compassionate lens. The series includes twenty-three intimate and introspective portraits of sheeple and six scenes. The sheeple were created with prosthetic masks moulded on Davide's face and then sculpted by a special effects make-up artist. It was a 3 hour transformation for the models who then stayed in sheep character all day to get the various shots. The entire series took eight months to produce and three days to shoot with a crew of 15 people.
Davide's background in film influenced the shots as well as the production. He decided to use continuous lighting for the portraits and was extremely meticulous with every detail in each scene. The editing and printing process was also very involving for the artist who wanted the portraits to have an vintage film feel, he contrast the old and new by printing on high gloss face-mount acrylic.
This is an interesting satire on 1st world society in general. We seem to be more focused on superficial nonsense, rather than what really counts. This series also reminds me a lot of the Twilight Zone episode, "Eye of the beholder" in which the main character undergoes several surgeries in an attempt to "look like everyone else." It turns out that everyone else looks like pigs, and she looks like a normal person! Take a look below.
- By James
- In: The Gallery
- Published on 20 December 2012
How do you get all the potential ingredients for a breakfast sandwich from a group of individuals in a timely and accurate fashion? This is the age old question many agencies ask themselves on a Friday morning right? Ok, so maybe it isn't, but it's the question that Crab Creative asked themselves on a special Friday Lab Day. Remember those from biology class? They're equally as important in the creative world. You know Crab, by the way, as the folks that know what the social media usage from 12-15 year-olds is in the UK.
The question posed is really a metaphor to keep creatives mindful of the "fast fail" approach. When you get hung up one one idea for too long, you forget the big picture and go down a road that might not lead you to the finish line. By quickly processing the core worth of an idea, you can quickly assess whether or not it's worth further thought. The best way to do that is to throw as many ideas out there as possible so as to compare them to each other. This isn't "throwing shit at a wall" if there are valid concepts suggested. The whole exercise is about how to think clearly. "Perfect" isn't perfect if it never gets done. In this case the metaphor is really asking "can you create a successful logo in an abbreviated amount of time.?" The results + bacon below!