More news from Great Beast, the publishing company set up by Marc Ellerby and Adam Cadwell, and currently developing quite a roster of talented and exciting UK artists. Their latest signing is Dan Berry, whose The Suitcase and Hey You just the latest in a long list of his work to be pretty much universally adored here at the FPI Blog.
It’s the story of a man and his daughter encountering a wild dog along an overgrown path. That’s the quick sell anyway. There’s more than that going on, but you’ll have to wait to read it.
It’s a 24 page wordless comic that I’m drawing straight into my sketchbook. I’m not pencilling nor correcting anything with this, just jumping straight in from the synopsis with ink, watercolour and good intentions, so while working like this is liberating and fairly rapid, it’s also quite stressful to draw. I don’t recommend working this way.
Berry’s mastery of storytelling that we’ve already seen in his work thus far is more than up to the task of carrying a wordless comic, and his super flowing line looks so fresh and lively in the samples below – stressful it might be, but it seems to really give those pages an energy and vitality. Definitely one we’ll be telling you more about nearer the time. Right now, just file it away in the must buy section of your comics mind.
Now, here’s some of the process pics he posted…..