Hardcover version is now available!
Band in Melbourne are still conjuring up music for the album. In the meantime here’s a little lookie at the cover.
160pg soft cover graphic novel available through:
Finally I’ve been able to finish the graphic novel. It’s been a while.
It’s available through selected stores and download via Apple Books, Comixology and Drivethroughcomics. Just click on the badges below and they’ll take you to the page. A hardcopy version will be available soon.
It’s 160pgs of full colour illustrations and story. The main illustration is simple line work with flat colour. This is broken up with full detailed illustrations and the odd photography of puppets. I wanted an eclectic feel to the book with a slight disjointed edge.
I wanted everything in the publication to be as unique as possible.
The puppet heads were made from sculpey, baked then painted. I then made the clothing which were based on old puppets from the Edwardian era.
Fonts used in the publication were all hand built. I bought an old remington typewriter and bashed out the alphabet, then converted the keystrokes into a font. The main dialogue font was hand done scanned and adjusted to read easily. The main logo font was also created, I wanted everything in the publication to be as unique as possible.
The elevator pitch:
While struggling in Edwardian London, a Punch & Judy busker and his Haitian wife, have their lives thrown into turmoil.
After arriving home, the busker finds his lifeless wife’s body on the ground clutching a crucifix. Her life has been taken by an evil force, but the busker has been told from his Black Edwardian neighbours, that she’s not dead.
They tell him he needs to enter the Limbo world via an ancient lock, to save her from the evil clutches of a voodoo god.
But first he needs to transform and to do that he needs to die.
Some page examples.
A little trailer for the book. This was fun to work on. I used some music from a band in Melbourne who are looking at doing a soundtrack for the comic in 2021.
I’m working on some posters, which is a great way to broaden the brand of the product. These will be available too. Pop me an email if you are interested.
I’ve put together some social post images to help push the publication. Here are a couple.
Other extensions are being worked on in the background. More to come soon.