Power Up (2018)

In September 2018 I attended an art course: Graphic Novels Real Life Stories run by Ottilie Hainsworth at Phoenix Brighton. During this course we were invited to make a mini graphic novel, using an existing booklet as the structure for it. I chose a Ditchling Museum booklet and created something unexpected that I decided to refine and extend, so that I could enter the first twelve pages into a Laydeez Do Comics graphic novel competition (see my next project Pieces of Me). These images show the booklet I amended. It’s called Power Up.

I used some tissue paper I already had (I don’t remember where I got it) to cover most of the words and images in the booklet. I re-appropriated some of the images and text. For my own words and images, I used Inktense watercolour pencils and a water brush, which I loved working with. I added some images, which I got out of local magazines and papers.

Power Up – front and back cover
Power Up – page 1
Power Up – pages 2 & 3
Power Up – pages 4 & 5
Power Up – pages 6 & 7
Power Up – pages 8 & 9
Power Up – pages 10 & 11
Power Up – pages 12 & 13
Power Up – pages 14 & 15
Power Up – pages 16 & 17
Power Up – pages 18 & 19
Power Up – pages 20 & 21

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