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Period’ by Christopher Adams

Christo­pher Adams is an illus­tra­tor who has work in Don’t Call Me Hon­ney, a show I’ve curated on my newly-launched eyra online illus­tra­tion gallery. (You can view the entire show here.) Christo­pher was nice enough to give me a copy of his comic, Period, which I recently fin­ished reading.

'Period' by Christopher Adams

Period is a book bound by tan paper with the title and author writ­ten in pen­cil, so del­i­cate that you might miss it upon a first glance.

'Period' by Christopher Adams

'Period' by Christopher Adams

 

Casu­ally flip­ping through Period, I was imme­di­ately struck by the way Christo­pher for­mat­ted the pan­els of his comic.  You would gen­er­ally think of a comic as hav­ing 4, 6, or 8 pan­els on a page. Not the case here. Some sin­gle pages have as many as 32 pan­els on them.

Christopher’s draw­ing style is detailed, using water-based media to depict all of the hairs on an arm or stripes on a shirt. He is care­ful to shade his draw­ings, doing so in a way that gives them weigh, makes them feel real, but at the same time makes them styl­ized.  All of the pages are in black and white, with the excep­tion of a full color spread in the mid­dle of the book.

'Period' by Christopher Adams

 

The pac­ing is set by the pan­els — both what’s in them and how they are laid out. I men­tioned that sin­gle pages are com­prised of 32 pan­els. Time doesn’t pass quickly; instead, Christo­pher uses them to zoom in, pan out, and really set the scene for what’s tak­ing place. At times, it felt like I was look­ing at a film strip.He’s able to pull my eye quickly across and down a page, despite how detailed his draw­ings are. I read through the book a few times to make sure I wasn’t miss­ing anything.

Period con­tains vignettes. It opens up with us look­ing at the sea, mak­ing us feel small. We then delve into the lives of a fam­ily, a tele­phone com­pany employee, and guys hang­ing out play­ing with elec­tric toy cars. The details doc­u­mented are minus­cule, jux­ta­posed with moments that remind us just how BIG things, impor­tant things, are hap­pen­ing in our world. But, we’re often so bogged down with rela­tion­ships, work, and our own lives to con­tem­plate what’s really going on out­side of our front door. Christo­pher ends Period in a sim­i­lar way of which it began. Leav­ing with a des­o­late land­scape, the moun­tains. The final page is a com­bat drone fly­ing over them, a sym­bol for war and gen­eral polit­i­cal unrest.

'Period' by Christopher Adams

'Period' by Christopher Adams

 

Period is for sale through 2D Cloud. Pick up your copy here. Also, check out what else they have to offer. Looks like they have some great stuff.

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eyra illustration gallery // new exhibition — Don’t Call Me Honney

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I was silent yes­ter­day — my apolo­gies. It’s because I was busy putting the fin­ish­ing touches on eyra illus­tra­tion gallery’s newest show, Don’t Call Me Hon­ney. The exhi­bi­tion cen­ters around my home, Bal­ti­more. All of the par­tic­i­pat­ing illus­tra­tors are liv­ing and mak­ing work in the city! I also wrote about Don’t Call Me Hon­ney, think­ing about it in terms of how we iden­tify our­selves and how we become inspired.

The show is com­pletely online, so view it here!

Illus­tra­tors fea­tured within the show are Andrew Liang, Cor­nel Rubino, Christo­pher Adams, Janna Mor­ton, Julianna Brion, and Jun Cen

I don’t want to spoil the sur­prise of the show, but below are some works included in the exhi­bi­tion. I’m happy with how it turned out, and I hope you like it, too!

Andrew Liang

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Christo­pher Adams

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Cor­nel Rubino

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Janna Mor­ton (these are all brooches!)

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Julianna Brion

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Jun Cen

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