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The sketches were collected on a single page and shaded with a pencil. The above illustration shows the original size of the drawings. These pages were then enlarged to their trimmed size using a photocopier and coloured with Gouache colours

The Making of the Comic

The plot was first written down in script form and then keywords were assigned to individual pages (A). The next step was to translate the keywords into small sketches (B) and then into more precise pencil drawings (C)

The colouring of the 301 illustrations was done directly onto the photocopy. Consequently the coloured originals of the comic pages are the same size as the printed versions. The copied pencil hatching can be seen through the layers of colour and produce a slightly antique looking structure