Sitting in front of a blank piece of paper with no ideas and a lack of inspiration, I think to myself: How many illustrators are out there in the same situation as me?. I try to draw but I cant…my mind starts to wonder! And if instead of drawing on my own in my house, I could go and draw with all those other illustrators out there. Visit them, see where they work and create something with them. Their support and ideas could bring something new to the drawings I have done up until now.
The main story of the comic would the experiences of the traveler and would be told in the first person, by the main character, and the other parts that involve each illustrator that I visit will be drawn and described by them. The interesting bit will be that parts of the story (or comic) which will be illustrated by the illustrators themselves. These illustrators will be in charge of illustrating the parts of the journey which occur in the cities in which they live and work and these sequences will be in the individual drawing style of each different illustrator. The result would be a diary of the journey through different cities around the world, and though the eyes of different illustrators. A story that evolves as the journey develops. Definitively, a story with a beginning and no end, like a Comic around the world.
the travel begin on 15th september and the route will be this:
Kuala Lumpur > 15.09.11 – 19.09.11 Tokyo / japan > 19.09.11 – 13.10.11 Seoul / South Korea > 14.10.11 – 30.10.11 Beijing / China > 30.10.11 – 14.11.11 Shanghai / China > 14.11.11 – 26.11.11 Taipei / Taiwan > 26.11.11 – 12.12.11 Hong Kong > 12.12.11 – 19.12.11 Manila / Phillipines > 19.12.11 – 08.01.12 Bangkok / Thailand > 08.01.12 – 24.01.12 Kuala Lumpur / Singapore > 24.01.12 – 08.02.12 Jakarta / Bali / Indonesia > 08.02.12 – 29.02.12
this project is personal and to complete and visit all the cities i wish, i will need your help! the idea of the crowfundings rewards is to give you something from the travel/project in the moment it happens. For example by funding 25 Eur you will get an original postcard from the country you choose (obviously the countries i will visit). With 50eur you will get also a painting with your name (check the projects blog to see an example). There os also an especial one, if you want to be part of the story with a contribution of 150Eur you will get an illustrated interview i will post on the blog (i will send you the questions and i will need a photo of you you can send me on an email) and if you want something really especial you will get an original of the travel when i come back in february!
to see more details about IAW check the official blog
thank you for your time and lets go illustrating around the world!