SVK Approaches Invisibly

March 21st, 2011 | paper and process, Work

We’re getting there.

SVK is shooting for a mid/end-April completion, currently.  A completely jinxed project, this.  I got really sick twice, so did Matt Brooker (and his back went out to the extent that he couldn’t sit and draw), AND there were moments like this:

Warren sits down to work
Warren opens the SVK script
Warren just starts typing
A waterpipe explodes in the bathroom

Absolutely fucking cursed from start to finish.  But, as you can see above, it’s looking good, because Matt Brooker (better known to comics folk as D’Israeli) is the king.  I probably shouldn’t be leaking that bit of art out, but fuck it.

Have you signed on to the SVK mailing list yet?

The mailing list is there because our partners in crime, BERG, are not distributing it in comics stores.  It’s going to be mail-order only.  Which is why we’re not too worried about the extended production time – there’s no solicitation process to comics stores, a thing that adds two months from completion to publication.  On SVK, as soon as we’re done we go to print and mail them out when they’re back from the printers (complete with attached UV torch).

There’s a UV torch because… well, it was announced in WIRED UK, and you can find that link at the SVK mailing list site.  But the deal is that when you use the UV torch on the page, you can see what most of the characters are thinking.

That’s what SVK is.  A Special Viewing Kit.  Among other things.  SVK is a story and a design experiment.  And, I think a sign of bigger and better things to come from our collaborators and enablers at BERG.


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