This is the very first graphic novel assignment I did recently. The reference story is "The Killer" by Edward White. What makes this novel interesting is the richness of visual descriptions. I only illustrated a very small part of it. Plus, I replaced all the characters with animals faces. This idea is inspired from another amazing graphic novel "Blacksad"!!
This is an amazing class which I love the most. The above layout designs are inspired from 1960's movie Ocean 11 where the story happened in Las Vegas. We were asked to design two street scenes and one poster for Sam Harmon (Played by Dean Martin). What made this project difficult to me was the historical aspect. I had no idea how everything looked like in the 60s. Therefore, I spent my first two weeks just to research Las Vegas in the 60s. I finally designed one epic hotel called Corleone Hotel. If you remember, the Corleone family in Godfather bought hotels in Vegas!! Yeah! I knew this through research. The second is a ghetto cheap motel in downtown Las Vegas. These two layouts were purposely designed in two different time and settings to show the two opposite sides of Las Vegas. I love this class.