By Amanda Bates – Drawing Research Group 2020
I was thinking about the term “cinematic”, and it occurred to me (probably as a result of my teenage daughter’s current interest in the Marvel Cinematic Universe) that comic books and graphic novels have a particularly cinematic flavour to them. I tried to use some of the conventions and styles of that genre in my drawing. The subject is a not-very-thorough consideration of the obsolescence and longevity of the technology of media, which Will had referred to during the preceding discussion.
When talking about the drawing, I referred to a TV programme involving a bunch of scientists who were challenged to play a vinyl record using very simple resources. The show I had in mind was part of the Rough Science series.
The flick book came from a simple desire to illustrate the (analogue and manual) translation of the drawing into a moving picture.
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