Wednesday, 14 October 2009

The Cursed Tattoo




(All images are copyright to me)

This was something I did for a competition over the summer. I've never done anything like a comic strip before, didn't really have a clue what I was doing, don't even read the things. Anyway I gave it a shot and this is the result!

Some people understand it when they read it and others can't work out what's going on! Let me know if you get it! As I say, I've never attempted anything like this before.

I think I'd quite like to have a tattoo that moved round my body, would be like a little friend haha, as long as it was nice to me and didn't scratch! What do you reckon? Moving tattoo, yay? nay?

13 comments:

costanza said...

oh, i love it!

Tom said...

That's a great idea; I don't understand why anyone wouldn't get it.

If I had a moving tattoo, it would have to be something slow and harmless like a tortoise.

Victoria Stitch said...

yeah a tortoise would probably be less scary than a cat or something! probably a more sensible choice! haha

Jatzu said...

I liked it, it looks pretty cool, although you have the occasional confusion of which panel to go to next, but otherwise I got what the comic was about n_n

Henry said...

I like the incidental detail, like the price sticker on the plasters pack and the energy-efficient light bulb.

The idea of drawing fish for the cat to eat and drawing hats and such on the cat made me smile.

I'd say the second page is my favourite of them, while the third is my least favourite.

I think overall it's a good story, especially the cyclical ending, and the way it's kind of like the old lady who swallowed a fly, though I think it could have had a better title, and the style of the title doesn't seem to fit in with the rest of the piece.

Also, yes, I can't see why anyone wouldn't get it, the story is presented well: both clearly and economically.

Stephanie said...

I love it too! love the black cats idea.

Victoria Stitch said...

thankyou :)

Carrie said...

:D This is incredible. Great job! I love it!

...you don't sell prints of it, do you?

Victoria Stitch said...

thankyou! um no, no prints but do you reckon I should? maybe I'll make it into little books and put them on etsy...

Jenny S said...

I love it! A moving tattoo would be so cool... as long as it was obedient hee hee
xo

Carrie said...

I'd love love LOVE to have a set of prints of this. I'd frame it and put it up in my new apartment. :)

If you're interested in selling me a set email me:
carrie1200@gmail.com

:)

Sharon McPherson: AUTHOR / ARTIST said...

I think your illustrations and your idea for the story ... amazing!

I presented you with an award. Come pick it up on my blog. Well done. :)

Micha said...

Hahahaha love the very last row so much!!