Heroic Heroes #14 was a tribute to Rob Liefeld and Cable. Liefeld's drawing was infamous and comic nerds like me hated him in the 90's - but i've grown to love his enthusiasm. This issue of Heroic Heroes is a fairly elliptical narrative compared to earlier ones but that freed me up to focus on colour design and mark making which reflect that enthusiasm.
I wanted to make the comic feel really immediate. I tend to labour over my drawings and laying ink over pencil can be a mind numbing process.
So I think in this one the pencil here really lives on the page. I haven't scaled the images either. I tried to reflect the immediacy of the images in the book design. I laid out the images so that they could be photocopied and collated easily but imperfectly.
I've been kind of fetishising motifs in my work and in this issue i connected them in the story.
I was happy with how this turned out, there's nice synergy between the immediacy of the mark making, the elliptical narrative and the idea of time travel and discovery.
I was also inspired by a train trip i took to Melbourne at the start of 2015. I was listening to heaps of Future Islands.
This was my favorite page. I was originally going to add dialogue but it doesn't really need it.
Oh yeah i added some red wool to the book.
There's a new issue coming soon! You can buy this one from me for five bucks!