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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.


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


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


Christopher Adams


Cornel Rubino



Janna Morton (these are all brooches!)



Julianna Brion


Jun Cen