Monday, 25 February 2008

On The Road Of Knives...

On the road of knives is a collabrative project between Zak Smith, Shawn Cheng and Nicholas Di Genova. They are all amazing illustrators, and on the road of knives is basicly them drawing different monsters to fight each other or as the website says

"this is how it works: Zak draws something. Shawn draws something that will fight it. Zak draws his thing fighting back. Shawn draws his thing fighting back and maybe tripping over a statue. Then maybe Zak's thing kills Shawn's with the statue's head. Then Shawn draws a new thing. Zak's surviving thing attacks it. And so on. Zak and Shawn got things started, and now Nick has joined the fray. Though not exactly an exquisite corpse, it will be exquisite, and there will be many corpses."

I love the style of all 3 and the styles are different enough that each monster is completely different to the next, while the dark line drawing style unites the pieces together. Its a fun project, something you might do yourself with your mates when bored, but taken to a completely differerent cool level by the quality of the artwork. I would love any of the frames up on my wall, the quality throughout is outstanding.
The only quibble i have is as a set its hard to understand exactly whats going on, but thats mainly because it was drawn as a series of epic pieces, not as a flowing comic strip.

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