Here’s another preview page from the book proposal I’m working on at the moment… Since last week’s post, I have been asked to contribute to uber cool comics site Partyka and have been featured in another Serbian magazine article, this time in
Slovo Magazine– which again I can’t read because it’s in Serbian.
Here’s a page from a comic I’m working on at the moment about two brothers growing up in Serbia during WWII. Don’t hold your breath though- it might be a wee while before it finds way out into the paper world. A serbian newspaper called “Vesti” found out about the way my Serbian heritage has shaped my work and featured an article about me last week. The only problem is, I cant read it because I can’t read or write Serbian- doh.
More new framed work for sale at my online shop. This here print illustrates a slavic female weather demon “Ala”- bad tempered monsters whose main purpose is to destroy crops. They are rumoured to eat children which they would gobble up with huge wooden spoons! A given ala may look like a black wind, a gigantic creature of indistinct form, an old lady or a bird like a raven or a crow. Eagles, however, are regarded as defenders against Ale, chasing them away from fields and thus preventing them from bringing hail clouds overhead. A 9.25″x9.25″” high quality laser print on 200gsm card presented in a white wooden frame (11.5″x11.5″x0.5″), signed and numbered on back of print, a limited edition of Ten prints… only $15.00. C’mon over and see if there’s any other prints that tickle your fancy…
I have a fresh new website- go check it owt!www.stuartkolakovic.co.uk There’s still a few little extras that need adding- including a microsite containing the whole nine meter plus of “Never Been” that’s in the pipeline…
An image for an article about The National Survey of Health and Development that appeared in The Guardian here in the U.K. last week.
…for an album column about alternative country/americana music, featuring the likes of Radar Brothers, Puerto Muerto, Murder By Death, Mark Pickerel And His Praying Hands. You can tell by the amount of “panels” I’ve been drawing recently that I’m pretty keen to start on my comic…
A double page spread for El Bosque magazine. Some of you might notice I’ve drawn this instrument being played before, a “Gusle”. Except this time I’ve tried to show what the musician is actually singing about. This image is for a themed “Forests, plants and flowers” issue.
The past couple of weeks have been a drag, doing real bland corporate illustration work. To keep myself from going insane I’ve tried to find enough time to sketch some of the other ideas that have been bouncing round my head for my new graphic novel, which I should hopefully be starting in the next fortnight. Hopefully.
You can learn more about my comic plans at an online interview with comics Brainiac, Matt Badham here.
Illustrating an All Girls Skateboard Competition at a skatepark in Manchester presented itself as welcoming break from the other heavily art directed illustration I’ve been doing, and was fun to do. It finally gave me the chance to play around with some hand rendered type and to indulge in some 50’s/60’s surf style graphics. The hardest part was trying to come up something that wasn’t sexist, or even just plain girly. I dared myself to use pink, is that p.c. these days?
This is an image for Hong Kong’s “The 1&Only Magazine”- the Love Addicts Issue.
The image is available as a handsome wee baby framed 4″x7″ print, a limited edition of ten, from my online shop for only $9. The mini comics I have featured on Invisibleman are also available-
“A Gosling” -16 page A6 size full colour comic,laser printed onto Heritage White 200 gsm paper, machine stitched with a 260 gsm dust jacket. $4
“Ja Ljubav Te”- 42 page full colour wee tiny mini micro comic, machine stitched and laser printed onto Five Seasons (100% recycled) paper. $2
Cheap as chips.