Monday, 1 December 2008

Teaser: Product Two's Strip


Here's a page out of Product Two's Strip. It's a bit more abstract than some of our other contributions and there are some great little gags tucked away in the strip as a whole. The subtle banter between the two characters is great, so I'm sure you'll like this one once it's printed as a complete strip in our book! I only wish I could show you more...

Tuesday, 4 November 2008

Barry Reynolds' Strip


Check out those great expressions on that character! More work to come soon...

Monday, 27 October 2008

Mister Melvin Ruffs

Here's page 3 from Mister Melvin's contribution to the book. Just from these pencil drawings I'm sure you can see Mister Melvin's great humour coming through--so I am looking forward to seeing the coloured version of this! Stay tuned...

Tuesday, 30 September 2008

'Paperboy' by El Tobe

Here's a page from El Tobe's contribution to the book. When I first put the book together, I was trying to assemble a team of artists that don't usually draw comics every day. This was in the hope that something a little unusual would happen. And I'm pleased to say it did...Can you believe this is El Tobe's first real attempt at using a comic style layout with his art work?

Monday, 29 September 2008

Quercus Stop Global Warming Animation

Take a look at this...It's not a part of our project, but I thought it to be very relevant. It's a great creative piece of work sending a very clear message about the importance of our actions as the dominant race in our world. It's very sad, but so good...

Director : FlavioMac. Post-Production : Seagulls Fly.

Thursday, 18 September 2008

Lovely Work by Christine Dallaire-Dupont

'Hi! here is a final colored version. Hope you'll like it!

Oh and I found a title for my comic : Txori.

Got my inspiration from a really beautiful basque poem "txoria, txori"'


-Christine

A Teaser by Oliver Akuin



-Hello everyone,

So here's a sneak peak of what I'm doing (for the book). It's about an all-nighter that goes terribly wrong... story of my life. haha! i haven't thought of a title yet. "the all-nighter" is temporary.

Cheers!
Oliver

Mr. Penfold Preview

Here's a sneak-peek at the talented Mr. Penfold's contribution...Check out that line-work!

Monday, 8 September 2008

Leo Espinosa 'Limbo' Show in Boston!


100% Recycled Paper contributor Leo Espinosa has a show on in Boston, highly recommended! It is held at the New England Gallery of Latin American Art. Thanks to www.drawn.ca for this.

Friday, 5 September 2008

Cover Colours!

"Here is the colored version of the cover. Tell me if you like it. I used the logo from the blog for the title, but you can put anything you want, as long as it fit the composition. And I wrote a line of text, just to see how it could look like if you want to write something on the cover."

-Aurore

Thanks, this is great!! I might change the logo not sure yet. Looks amazing! Good job.

Monday, 1 September 2008

Initial Cover Illustration Sketch by Aurore Damant



'Here is an idea for the cover of your book. I hope the sketch isn't too rough, basically it's a happy businessman walking among others unhappy businessmen. I guess he went fed-up with his job and decided to live a better/crazier life symbolized by the paper-hat on his head. It's a kind of weird idea, tell me if you think it's funny or if you want something else. It might not fit the tone of the book, I don't know. You tell me.

Best,
Aurore.'


I love this, it's a really nice concept. I'm sure it'll help our little book fly off the shelves. Let's run with it. Thanks!

-Kyri

Thursday, 28 August 2008

Preview Pages for the Book

One page from each contribution will be posted here on the blog! They are 'teasers' if you like. However they won't include any text. There's always a catch...

Enjoy!

Above is part of 'Hoodie', GeoNeo's contribution to the book and below is a page from Keaton Henson's 'Irony'.
This is a page from my piece, 'Madeleine'.


Much more to come soon!

Wednesday, 27 August 2008

Luca 'Chaosboy' Cattivelli Character Design

"His name is pon-pon, the story title is "paper heart". See you soon for more!"

-Luca Cattivelli


How cute is this?

Christine Dallaire-Dupont



"Hi! I just decided I'd post some random page sketches. The whole comic will be of 8 pages long. Please let me know what you think of it so far. I hope everyone's comic is doing fine. Can't wait to see more!"

-Christine


This is a sneak preview of Christine's contribution. Seeing this develop will be a real treat!

Tuesday, 26 August 2008

Zup Kapow Show Pics



Here are some flicks from the private view of 'Zup Kapow' the show runs until the 12th sept, so there is still time to see it.

Friday, 15 August 2008

Jarrett Young Character Design



"Here's a possible design for my story. His name is 'Theory'."

He looks fun, Jarrett! It's very interesting to see these developments, and watching ideas and comics bloom. Thanks to all the contributers so far.

Thursday, 14 August 2008

Martin Wittig Character Development



"My concept is finally coming together, and here is a rough idea for my main character:)) BTW, all of the artwork posted up here is looking really good!"

Good stuff Martin! Looking forward to seeing more of this...

Monday, 11 August 2008

Sam Vanallemeersch Experimentation


"Just something that might be related to this project.
Probably not though.
Click here for larger version"

I'd recommend having a look at this much bigger to really appreciate it!

Friday, 1 August 2008

Christine's First Post



'Hi! This is my first post. Inspiration finally came, so here are a few rough studies I made. My storyboard is also finished (but unshowable). My character is good at unfolding and taking life away from paper cranes :) The comic is going to be 8 pages long. I hope to post more soon!'


Looking forward to that, Christine!

Thursday, 31 July 2008

Dave the Chimp Solo Show is on Now!




'stop press - my latest solo show is now open...

Searching For The Perfect Line – new work by Dave the Chimp

Vicious Gallery. July 26th – August 16th 2008

Kleine Freiheit 46, 22767 Hamburg - St. Pauli. Germany

The title of this show relates primarily to skateboarding. A "line" is a route a skateboarder takes through a skatepark or other urban landscape, making tricks along the way. Looking for lines, getting them wired, then looking for new ones, is a constant aim, and the Chimp, as a skateboarder for over 20 years, is still constantly searching. This search takes place not only in the skatepark, but also in the studio.

The title also relates to the act of writing graffiti, and looking for flowing lines and letterforms that are quick and stylish to paint. In a lesser way, the Chimp is also searching for a new way of living, having recently quit London, his home for 12 years, and moved to Berlin, and also searching for a wife, considering the curves of a woman's body the "greatest lines God ever drew".

The exhibition will focus on new work created specifically for this show, plus experiments from the last few years - exploring the aforementioned themes, especially typographic elements, the curves of skateparks, and flowing/one line drawings. Though these ideas and pieces have been forming over a number of years, this is the first time the Chimp has presented them in an exhibition.

Also on display will be two new animated video pieces. The first of these, "Self Portrait, July 2008", was created in the Chimps living space, which is also his office and studio, and the centre of his world since moving to Berlin in April 2008.

The second piece, "One Line Is All You Need", shows the creation and erasure of simple, yet surprisingly clever, characters drawn with just one line. The Chimp developed these as a quick way of creating images, similar to the speed and style involved in a traditional graffiti "tag". Alongside the video piece will be the painting created to make the animation. This draws attention to the layers of graffiti we see in our major cities, and also, ultimately, to the "buff" – the removal or covering of graffiti by city employees and property owners.

A 40 page photocopy fanzine, showing work created in the streets and studio, is also available.'

Thursday, 24 July 2008

Scribble Scribble

Paper Project contributers Kyri, GeoNeo & Tarkan have just launched Scribble Scribble, a new arty-crafty site. Download, print, enjoy!

Monday, 14 July 2008

Paper Master

Here's what Heather Dixon has been cooking up for the project so far:

"Here's a concept art for my piece. It's about a girl who's so good at paper-folding that the things she makes comes to life...

I'm not sure if this is exactly what I'll do (right now the plot's a bit long & complicated), but this piece was crazy fun. I'd love to have a rhyming narrative. We'll see."

Friday, 27 June 2008

Zup Kapow!

100% Recycled Paper contributer Mr. Penfold is holding his first ever solo show at the Pretty Portal Gallery in Dusseldorf, Germany. Here's a flyer for the show:

If you're in the area, go check it out!

Monday, 23 June 2008

Keaton Henson's 'Irony' Sneak Preview

Well, I know it's a very small preview...but this is part of Keaton Henson's contribution for the book. I didn't want to give away too much at this point, but take it from me, it's a cracking strip!

Tuesday, 17 June 2008

Older Arnold (Mr. Happy!)

This miserable sod is Arnold when he's all grown up.

Friday, 13 June 2008

Arnold & Madeleine Sketches

'Madeleine' is a story of a man's childhood memory, and how he wants to re-live it. Part of that memory is him flying paper planes with his best friend, Madeleine. That's the paper connection...but there's a little more to than that. I'll keep you posted. Pictured here is the central character to my story Arnold, and his childhood friend Madeleine. Hope you like them!

Wednesday, 11 June 2008

Hoodie!


Here's a couple of sketches and a design route I was thinking about. I'm still not sure whether to use vector art or not, but I've got my central character and story figured out. Hope you like Hoodie!

GeoNeo

Friday, 6 June 2008

Welcome to the Paper Project!

What's it all about then?

The Paper project aims to be a great collection of comic strips based around the given word 'paper'. By the end, we should have a lovely book which we plan to print on 100% recycled paper.

Any news, sketches and other relevant information will be posted on this public production blog. Exciting times!