Back in June I was invited, alongside three other London-based comic artists, to spend ten days in the Polish city of Lodz. There, we collaborated with Polish comic artists to produce the second issue of 'City Stories' (the first issue was a Russian/Polish pairing). The recent comic festival in Lodz saw the launch of the book and the results of our endeavours. The cover image of the book, in all it's three dimensional holographic glory (which is hard to tell in this picture of course) is below:
The story I worked on - with Polish artist Michal Bedkowski - follows. Michal wrote the concept and coloured the pages. My job was the black and white artwork. I attempted a very different approach to my usual comic style this time. No cross-hatching, just harsh, angular lines which were meant to suggest an East European feel. There are a couple of colouring mishaps (the character's eye on page two was originally drawn closed) that weren't picked up on during the emailing process, but overall I'm pretty pleased with how it turned out. I'll post my black and white originals up here for comparison.