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Madman Vs. The Tentacles by Aaron Bir

18 Aug

Madman vs. The Tentacles by Aaron Bir

 

I love Madman and the surreal, pop art world that Mike Allred created. Allred also has one of the most beautiful brush strokes in the industry. I, on the other hand, drew this after four cups of coffee. Hope you dig it regardless of my shakiness,

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Mark Z. Danielewski’s “House of Leaves,” interpreted by Aaron Bir

5 Aug

This time around we decided to translate scenes from our favorite prose books into comics. I decided to challenge myself and attempt a passage from “House of Leaves” by Mark Z. Danielewski.

If you’re not familiar, the novel is one the most disturbing books I’ve ever read. This isn’t due to any overt grossness or ickiness. I found the tale about a book,  which is about a film, which in itself is about a very peculiar house (as edited by a protagonist, who is most likely mad) to challenge my perception of the boundaries between story and reality.

Danielewski never let me forget I was reading a book, yet he defied the normal terms in which a prose story is presented visually.

I’m presenting an interpretation of a scene from chapter five. This starts with the first exploration a hallway that has suddenly and surprisingly appeared in, the photo-journalist, Navidson’s home..

THERE IS FEMALE NUDITY IN THIS COMIC. IF YOU’RE OPPOSED TO THAT SORT OF THING, STOP NOW.

House of Leaves, Comic adaption

Howard the Duck by Aaron Bir

20 Jul

Howard the Duck by Aaron Bir

Don’t have a whole lot to say about this one. I think it worked out okay.

Harry Potter by Aaron Bir

15 Jul

Harry Potter by Aaron Bir

An anticipation of the new and final Harry Potter movie, here’s my rendition of the leading man. I’m pretty happy with this one and look forward to any feedback. Thanks!

P.S. The runes spell Expecto Patronum, on repeat. 😉

Ookla the Mok by Aaron Bir

10 Jul

Ookla the Mok by Aaron Bir

This is a bit of a departure from the last three illustrations I’ve done for Lay of the Line. I was primarily interested in what hid in the shadows around Ookla’s eyes and under the mask (?) on his original design for Thundarr the Barbarian. I feel like I came up with a pretty decent solution.

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Milk and Cheese by Aaron Bir

4 Jul

Milk and Cheese by Aaron Bir

I was really excited by this one. Dorkin’s Milk and Cheese is one of the seminal comics from my youth.

Lone Ranger by Aaron Bir

30 Jun

Lone Ranger by Aaron Bir

This one’s a bit silly, but the idea was suggested by a friend of mine and decided to run with it.