With these three pages, I wrap up the Flatland-related sequence (Part one here) that bridges the gap between the heavily metaphorical Chapter One and the slightly less so Chapter Two. I've also included a process photo as I was working to figure out the "tear" effect on the first page. In my sketches, the sandals were more meteor than tear, but as that concept evolved, I found i needed to work from something outside of my head. Also, a note about these pages - you don't have to know that Hermes is (among other things) the god of Boundaries and that he gave the winged sandals to Perseus (often depicted as carried aloft on the winged horse Pegasus instead, though Pegasus is born later in the tale). This gift was to carry Perseus to slay Medusa - noted for being able to render all who looked upon her inanimate. Anyhow, you don't need to know such things - but it may put a different spin on it if you do... - Nick
This is the model to create the first page in this sequence. And below, since I'm sharing process here, two early sketches from my notebook that led to this page.
Nick Sousanis cultivates his creative practice at the intersection of image and text. A doctoral candidate at Teachers College, Columbia University, he is writing and drawing his dissertation entirely in comic book form. Before coming to NYC, he was immersed in Detroit’s thriving arts community, where he co-founded the arts and cultural web-mag www.thedetroiter.com; served as the founding director of the University of Michigan’s Work:Detroit exhibition space, and became the biographer of legendary Detroit artist Charles McGee. His comics have been infiltrating the academic realm through numerous publications and he furthers his advocacy for the medium in the comics course he developed for educators at Teachers College.
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