September 22, 2008

Early Posts Matei & Budi

Posted in Matei & Budi project at 11:14 am by nunnaree

  1. budiwi said,

    September 22, 2008 at 12:55 am · Edit

    Hi Matie, let’s try to use this blog. I am re-posting my prev. email:

    Ok, let me see w/r I’m getting your idea right:
    1. Topic – we agree on a the same topic (ex: McDonalds opens an outlet in Bucharest)
    2. Story – We draw+write our respective stories based on the topic. The 2 stories can run parallel or even collide at certain times.
    3. Process – We pass each other the pages (like a conversation). Let’s say you do p1. I may modify p1 and pass you p1 and p2…and so on.
    I hope I understand you correctly ) I think it’s cool. The process is very much like an online coversation-very real! Question: how do we ‘erase’ each other’s work? If we’re going to modify computer files, we need to agree on the platform, ex: Photoshop file or something. In fact, we can even do this such that we build up the work for the next 2 months but only do the ‘ending’ together when we meet in Kyoto!

  2. budiwi said,

    September 22, 2008 at 1:12 am · Edit

    I assume the 2 words ‘culture’ and ‘modern’ are seen in conflict in the theme. Filippo Marinetti and Adolf Loos came to mind. Ironically, what is modern today will inevitably become ‘culture’ 100 yrs later. Are we happy to be modern? Have we really progressed as a society now that our cities are becoming modernised? Why is it that computers/cars/apartments/shopping malls are assumed to be more ‘modern’ compared to ’scrolls/wagons/huts/public squares? Is our info-age really a progress or regress?

    I’d like to get more specific – what is it about ‘modern’ that we like and dislike? Similarly about ‘culture’ (tradition). I have some ideas about what I want to do for the comic. I’ll post some more thoughts here later.

  3. budiwi said,

    September 25, 2008 at 2:05 am · Edit

    I read through the blog entries of other participants. Many of them also have similar idea of ‘mashing’ up panels. How do you want to do this? Titus has told us about the format (17×24 inch book).

    I have this idea of using different ways of dividing each page into 2 parts. Thus the reader should feel the clear division of 2 parts but more importantly, the constant struggle to negotiate the 2. It resonates with the dilemma between culture and modernisation and our collaboration in 2 very different geographical locations. Based on what I observe in life, I tend to think that dualities can only ‘negotiate’ at best, meaning they will never ever ‘mash’ or ‘mix’ (even if it’s romantic or ideal to be so). I’ll upload some sketches of soon to illustrate it.

  4. omulan said,

    October 1, 2008 at 2:14 pm · Edit

    Vodka is popular, but more for young people or heavy drinkers. Most go for beer, good for clubs, and whisky and cuba libre or vodka orange could be also a friend.
    here is a link with a mix i jut got down. is nice, maybe you like: dubase-presents-guerilla-guides-to-balkans-and-beyond/

    So back to our seeps, as romanian say – behhehehe – I have no problem with the conceptual aspect of the geometrical division of the pages. I can work with that. Maybe i do not see it as a ME/YOU thing but more as a space we could both use. I am not sure how will the reader be influenced by this spaces but i think you know what you are doing. Maybe a little short explanation would help me to understand a bit.

    I am more concerned about how we will interact in the drawing. Will it be my stuff, your stuff or we also shake hands in the same panel. I ask ’cause i have some kind of me as a character that is the storyteller and i am comfortable with that. I can go inventing stuff and if stories pop out in my head i put them down, to illustrate our topic. I can tell you stuff from my world and you from yours.
    I’m better at freestyle. We can do script but it would be more time consuming, i think. You seen what i did already wit your layout. I am happy i was intuitive enough to use the space for panels and not treat is at panel themself.

    You say you want to go specific. We can have this conversation in the comic and then go to examples and illustrate them. This is the way i see the story.

  5. budiwi said,

    October 2, 2008 at 5:05 am · Edit

    Yeah-let’s do it as a conversation – no script is fine by me. Let’s try this way – who knows, it may develop into a different direction!

  6. budiwi said,

    October 2, 2008 at 5:06 am · Edit

    About ’shaking of hands’ – this is interesting. There are 2 ways this can be done. First, we literally dedicate panels where we do combos. Second, we react to each other’s stories in our respective panels – let the reader do the ‘handshake’ in their minds. what do u think?

  7. omulan said,

    October 2, 2008 at 1:20 pm · Edit

    I say, react, and combos. i’ll say: 3 places/spaces – 1. common panel, meeting place, 2. my place(story), 3. your place (story). first pages are a parallel between 2 and 3 so next one (s) should contain a meeting place. Maybe we can go freestyle in the common space and predefined panel/areas in the other 2. Am i clear enough?


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