Monday, January 17, 2011

Requiem For Dying Mothers: Part 1 and 2 (Finito)

Title: Requiem For Dying Mothers: Part 1 and 2

Type: Silent palindrome

Located: On the Lull Comics facebook page (link in the sidebar.)

Partially inspired by:


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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Death Rays?

Tentative comic title: "And the earth exploded around me, vaporized by 'Death Rays', when the robots rose up."

Tentative comic soundtrack:


Thoughts? Comments? General complaints about the weather?


Monday, January 10, 2011

Requiem For Dying Alien Life Form

So I'm working on the piece Requiem For Dying Mothers: Part 1 and 2 (which should be done and up no later than Wednesday) when I think to myself to post a youtube video of one of the songs that helped inspire the piece and from which the piece's name is partially derived from (Requiem For Dying Mothers: Part 1 and Requiem For Dying Mothers: Part 2) in order to, perhaps, "set the mood".

Well, I saw this video and that baby pretty much went out the window with the bathwater. It's the full song requiem For Dying Mothers: Part 1 but with a clip from the tv show ALF (audio included) slowed down to a crawl. They say there's a fine line between genius and insanity and I'm not sure which side of that line this video is standing on but either way I think it's awesome. So sit back, relax, and feel free to say to yourself, "This explains so much. . ."

Monday, January 03, 2011

Requiem For Dying Mothers: Part 1 & 2 (Preview)



So I thought I'd throw up a sneak peek of what I'm working on now. It's actually the palindrome page comp. / grid layout I worked up on the new larger page size I've been working at and posted a few weeks back (December 8th to be exact.) The title is an amalgamation of the first two songs (Requiem For Dying Mothers: Part 1 and Requiem For Dying Mothers: Part 2) off of disc one of the two disc album Tired Sounds Of Stars Of The Lid by the band Stars of the Lid. I'm using those songs in the title because they're what I was listening to when I came up with what to put in the palindrome.

See, for the past few months I've been coming up with a page comps. / grid layouts and then listening to instrumental music (mostly post rock or in the case of Stars of the Lid -- ambient drone) and just letting my mind wander and find the "story" that the music is the soundtrack to. I then try to convey as much story as I can with as little (words and / or images) as I can while allowing as much for interpretation and actually story construction on the part of the reader as possible.

Most of these pieces are actually uploaded on the Lull Comics facebook page (you don't have to be on facebook to view the pics.)