These are some of my narrative projects I've worked on in recent years. Sequential Illustration is something I've always been drawn to as I've always had the desire to tell my own stories. Influences in my work include Tolkien, David Lynch, Shaun Tan and Hayao Miyazaki to name a few. Click on the comic thumbnails to give these projects a read.
The Thankful Village
A Horror story set during the First World War, The Thankful village draws from my time living in rural Somerset. The story incorporates themes around local folklore, Witchcraft and dealing with grief and trauma. Currently plans are to find a publisher for this story, five pages are already completed with more on the way from sketch form pending publication.
Tales from the clockwork ocean
Set in a dystopian fantasy setting, Clockwork Ocean is a passion project originally developed in my second year of university. Following the adventures of a lighthouse keeper who is trying to survive in a world that's populated by mechanical creatures he has constructed for company. This project is still ongoing though in an entirely different format.
Spirit Lodge was a speculative short story inspired by Native American Folk lore. A traveller seeks refuge from a snowstorm and finds herself in the spirit lodge, a place souls go to on their way to the spirit world. The brief was to create 3 full colour pages whilst the rest was left in a thumbnail sketch stage, completed artwork was a mixture of digital art and sculpture photography.
House of Leaves: Exploration 5
A short comic from 2015 for a university project, adapted from the story 'House of Leaves' by Mark Z. Danielewski. Part of the story follows Navison as he explores the changes within the hallway to his house which seems to grow, recording these explorations into a series of tapes one of which is known as Exploration 5.
I adapted this extract into comic form to play with pacing and text within the layout giving me valuable insight into the sequential process and how to harness the medium for better story telling.
A horror comic first released as a small self published comic and then later in Comichaus's monthly Indie comic anthology, Return is set in an alternate reality where Apollo 11 was a disaster, the next mission tried to make sense of what went wrong but in doing so uncovers something terrible on the lunar surface.