Posted on March 6th, 2016
A new comic that I’ve been working on for the last few months is now available to download. This is a single stand-alone issue.
Ek and his fellow inhabitants of the Island enjoy a quiet, secluded life free from misery. But when an outsider is brought into their midst by inopportune events elsewhere bringing tidings of strife and misery in far away places, the Island becomes aware that it is not as isolated as it thought it was, and the inhabitants need to make some decisions about their place in the world.
I don’t think anybody will have to look too hard to work out where the idea for this comic came from so I’m going to let it speak for itself on that front. Stylistically, it’s notable for me for a few reasons. Firstly, it’s done (mostly) in Black & White, which requires a different attitude. Secondly, this is the first time I’ve done a downloadable comic in the landscape / Private Eye style. It was actually more of a challenge to think horizontally than I would have thought. However, I suspect most of my downloadable long-form stuff will be in this format going forward, though not necessarily in these proportions (it’s done 16:9, which is about as horizontally dominant as it gets).