The irritatingly talented comic artist Julia Scheele recently decided to start a project in which contributors create comics, illustrations, or poetry for each of the sixty nine love songs on the Magnetic Field's indie classic 69 Love Songs. Julia set up the website How Fucking Romantic where you can see all the contributions to date.
Clearly, this is a great idea and I jumped at the chance to illustrate a couple of my favourite songs. The first of which - is 'Absolutely Cuckoo'.
Listen to it here if you've not had the pleasure.
I've gone for a slightly different style than I used for How To Date A Girl In 10 Days. Simpler and with an economy of line that I've been itching to settle into. I couldn't really do this with How To Date for fear of making the inconsistency seem jarring but I've really enjoyed drawing this comic and feel very comfortable with my inking process these days.
Anyway, without further ado - the comic:
It may be a little small and hard to read - If so, click here to read a larger version.
I'd originally planned to do the comic in stark black and white. While I was happy with the original linework I ended up having too much fun adding colour and settled for the two tone effect above. I've included the black and white version below for the curious:
This, similarly, can be read at a larger size here.
I'll throw up my next contribution for the project soon. In the meantime, bookmark How Fucking Romantic if you're keen for more Magnetic Fields related comics!