Tag: despair

18 Feb

Series of Zombie movie-like posters

Chris Lane / Design, photography / / 3 Comments

Each year I put together a gathering of guy friends and dub them Zombie night. We do a Mystery Science Theatre 3000 style trashing of bad movies and play some kind of zombie themed board game. Along with that some great food, it ends up being a lot of fun.

I have been doing this for a few years now. For each party I create a poster design and follow a theme through the year. The first year I did illustrations, the second year I did typographic designs, and for 2013, the third year I wanted to make something like movie posters for zombie movies. Then when they are printed out at 12×18 they really will look like movie posters.

This series kind of runs in an ongoing story of a father and his son. You might see it as a cycle, the first being the actual ending, or maybe the first is just the beginning of the outbreak. Then each poster is relevant to the season that the part was in. So the first is of course Winter, then spring, summer, fall. They also transition in time. The first is at night, the next is just before sunrise, then day, then sunset. You can relate your own interpretation in the comments below.

Zombie Night 9 © Chris Lane Photo

Zombie Night 10 © Chris Lane Photo

Zombie Night 11 © Chris Lane Photo
a couple of closer detail images since that one is harder to see
Zombie Night 11 zombies © Chris Lane Photo

Zombie Night 11 survivors © Chris Lane Photo

Zombie Night 12 © Chris Lane Photo

I’d love to hear what you thought of these posters. Which was your favorite? Personally I like the spring one, but they all have their good and bad points.

04 Sep

Super mega collab – story edition!

Chris Lane / Collaboration, photography / / 5 Comments

Here is a project that has been in the works for some time now. Another collaboration with fellow photographers via twitter. You can see collab 1 and collab 2 as well. With the first, everyone was given the same photo to edit in whatever means they saw fit. We got some pretty interesting results out of one photo. The second collab was started with a photo and like the game telephone, aka Chinese whispers, the image was changed by a person next in line until a very different result ended the entire thing.

This time around, I started with a photo that I thought could be taken in multiple ways as a story starting point. Then the photo was sent to two different people to continue the story how they saw fit. That was each given to someone else, with an occasional branching point along the line. This will make more sense in a bit. Each person had to create a new photo illustrating a point in a story. The only photos each person saw were the ones that came before them in their particular branch.

The collaboration effect gets pretty interesting when so many people from all over the world get a chance to do their own thing. First up, I’ll show the entire tree with thumbnails on how the process went. After that I will illustrate each story from beginning to end in larger images.

Collab 3, full story

Story 1:

I started the project with this image:
The Beginning

Next up was Reem. @Reemistry
Reem

Next was Eje Gustafsson. @Eje_G
Eje

Finally in this branch was Angela Butler. @AngelaMaryBee
Angela

Story 2:

I’ll repeat the ones above as thumbnails:
The Beginning
Reem
Eje

And finally in this story branch was Bryan Dockett. @Dockettphoto
Bryan

Story 3:

The Beginning

This branch, after mine was from Pete Glogiewicz. @PeteGlogiewicz
Pete

Next up was from Loc Lam. @yaadayaada
Loc

Finally in this story was Gary D. Chapman. @garydchapman
Gary

Story 4:

The Beginning
Pete
Loc

And finishing up the fourth storyline was Chris Nitz. @Chris_Nitz
Loc

So there you have it. Another collaboration project amongst a great group of photographers with a wide variety of ideas and stories of their own. I am very pleased with how this project turned out and it was a lot of fun to put together. Subscribe and stick around for the next collaboration, which will be quite different from this.

Also, feel free to interpret the stories in your own way, I’d love to hear what you think of them in the comments below!

19 Feb

Prisoner: Backcover Bonus!

Chris Lane / Free!, illustration / / 0 Comments

One more page as a bonus, the backcover!
I also wanted to mention you can get the full comic compiled in a handy dandy free ebook! Also available is a Print version for $6. Take a look at this page to get the free ebook or links to the other versions.

Prisoner comic backcover

See what you missed in the graphic novel here:
The cover.
1 & 2.
3 & 4.
5 & 6.
7 & 8.
9 & 10.
11 & 12.
13 & 14.
15 & 16.
17 & 18.
19 & 20.
21 & 22.
23 & 24.

Stay tuned for the process coming up in my next post!

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17 Feb

Prisoner: A Graphic Short Story pg. 23 & 24

Chris Lane / illustration / / 5 Comments

Here is the conclusion of the graphic novel. Hope you enjoyed it. Let me know either way in the comments below. Think I should do this again?
View the author’s website here.

Prisoner comic page 23
Prisoner comic page 24

See what you missed in the graphic novel here:
The cover.
1 & 2.
3 & 4.
5 & 6.
7 & 8.
9 & 10.
11 & 12.
13 & 14.
15 & 16.
17 & 18.
19 & 20.
21 & 22.

Stay tuned for the process coming up in my next post!

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