If there’s one thing that’s common knowledge about me, I’m quite partial to a little macabre. A while back, I came across a great panel from an old Eerie Comic book that just jumped out at me. Here’s the panel in question…
I made a mental note and thought it would look great at some point as a paper cut. So, when I was asked to do something for the Stolen Space Summer Group Show, my schedule was pretty hectic and wouldn’t allow me to get my teeth into a big piece, but my mind went instantly back to the Eerie panel.
I re-drew the characters and changed a few details here and there, decided to add more foliage to create a little more depth to the scene, then cut the scene from 3 sheets of bog standard copy paper.
As dark as the scene is, I thought some colour would really make the piece pop. A little bit of spray paint, a reconditioned circular picture frame I found on a market stall, and the piece was done.
‘It’s not where you take things from – it’s where you take them to.’