November 21, 2011

Granta: Horror

"The Colonel's Son" Illustration
Over the past year, I've had the opportunity to illustrate several short fiction pieces by Roberto Bolaño for the literary magazine Granta. A few weeks after working on the watercolor illustration (above) for the short Bolaño story, "The Colonel's Son," art director, Michael Salu, asked if I would be interested in collaborating on a motion comic he had in mind to tie the short story and issue in with their digital readership. Time was short, but having already read through and sequentially visualized much of the story, it sounded too interesting to pass up.
Granta Horror: "The Colonel's Son" Scene01
The animation is now live at, and here are some samples of the finished layered illustrations, which were all inked digitally using Manga Studio (which I've just recently begun using inspired by the amazing illustration work of Asaf Hanuka).
Granta Horror: "The Colonel's Son" Scene02
Many thanks to Jocabola, David Bonas, Sorgerune and the visionary Michael Salu for the collaboration.