On the Drawing Board: “Steam Boiler”

Steam Boiler

Commission. Originally posted on Instagram. Tools used: Wacom Cintiq 21UX and Photoshop CC 2014.

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Ballyhoo and Bamboozle! – 1/3

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Pat’s God-Awful Lodge Dream

Espen: One of my favourite Pat pages. What I like about it, you ask? Well, I got to draw James Joyce, Lynchian curtains and singing leprechauns. What’s not to like? What really clinches it for me, though, is Joyce’s accusatory and needlessly hostile tone at the end.

Oh, and it’s also my first attempt at dabbling with “night colours”.

Pat's God-awful Lodge Dream

Inks for Pat’s God-awful Lodge Dream. Tools used: brush and ink om bristol board.

Steinar: A favorite of mine too, mostly because the colours are superb and fit the scenario perfectly. I don’t know exactly where I stole any of this from. I probably lifted bits from the things I was into at the time; The Pogues, James Joyce, Twin Peaks and … leprechauns. «Pogue mahone» is Irish slang for «kiss my arse» by the way. And Joyce actually was to become a tenor at one point. Why Old Aloysius is so angry there at the end is an enigma which will «keep the professors busy for centuries», as he would say.

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Comic Supplement of the McGuffin Herald

Espen: Patricia McGuffin & Martin Heidegger in Das Ding und das Werk: While reading Martin Heidegger’s Der ursprung des kunstwerkes, I asked myself: How would Pat, a quick-witted, precocious nine-year-old, “translate” Heidegger’s wordy, esoteric prose? I might make more of these strips, where Pat tells us what philosophers are really saying.

A Pair of Shoes (1885)

The painting in question: A Pair of Shoes (1885), by Vincent van Gogh. Wikimedia Commons.

Patricia McGuffin and Martin Heidegger in Das Ding und das Werk

Inks for Patricia McGuffin and Martin Heidegger in Das Ding und das Werk. Tools used: brush and ink on paper.

Pat, The Operator: A cute, little song written by Steinar.

Pat, The Operator

Inks for Pat, The Operator. Tools used: brush and ink on paper.

Pat & Moz Talk About Precious Things: Just some vague and not-so-vague references to The Smiths and Morrissey songs.

Pat & Moz Talk About Precious Things

Inks for Pat & Moz Talk About Precious Things. Tools used: brush and ink on paper.

Steinar: Pat may not have had the chance to catch up on Heidegger’s Der Ursprung der Kunstwerkes, but she is surely an æsthetician par excellance in her own right. This is the first Pat Ding Espen wrote, I think . (Yup. -Espen) I love the way Moustache’s art critic babbling “disappears” behind Pat’s head. I wonder whether that is Van Gogh on the wall there, though. (It is. -Espen) The Krafwerk-thing was inspired by the song (if that is the word) wherein the narrator (that is the word) coldly asserts his mastery of that technical wonder. I never bothered with my Texas Instruments by the way, as it never played any melody whichsoever key I pressed. Lastly, the Morrissey interview is a small demonstration of just what sort of stupid questions the guy has endured.

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PAT’S unENTHUSIASTIC BIRTHDAY-MORNING DOGGEREL

Espen: The first of several one panel Pat pages.

Doggerel Ink

Inks for PAT’S uneNTHUSIASTIC BIRTHDAY-MORNING DOGGEREL.

Doggerel Detail

Detail from PAT’S uneNTHUSIASTIC BIRTHDAY-MORNING DOGGEREL.

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Patricia Enmeshed in Dire Deductive Process – 6/6

Espen: The Last page of “Patricia Enmeshed in Dire Deductive Process”. Here’s some behind the scenes material:

Inks for Patricia Enmeshed in Dire Deductive Processs - 6/6

Inks for “Patricia Enmeshed in Dire Deductive Processs” – 6/6. Tools used: pencils and brush and ink on paper.

Patricia Enmeshed in Dire Deductive Processs - 6/6 - Script

The script for “Patricia Enmeshed in Dire Deductive Processs” – 6/6

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Patricia Enmeshed in Dire Deductive Process – 5/6

Espen: Here’s the script:

Patricia Enmeshed in Dire Deductive Processs - 5/6 - Script

The script for Patricia Enmeshed in Dire Deductive Processs – 5/6.

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Patricia Enmeshed in Dire Deductive Process – 4/6

Espen: Probably my favourite page of the six. Can you spot all the references? I’ll give you something to start with: David Lynch and Cliff Sterrett.

Patricia Enmeshed in Dire Deductive Processs - 4a - Script

Patricia Enmeshed in Dire Deductive Processs - 4b - Script

The script for page four of Patricia Enmeshed in Dire Deductive Processs

 

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Patricia Enmeshed in Dire Deductive Process – 3/6

Espen: Two more deductions. I’ll just leave you with some behind-the-scene tidbits.

Patricia Enmeshed in Dire Deductive Process

Patricia Enmeshed in Dire Deductive Process – page two, three and four.

Patricia Enmeshed in Dire Deductive Processs - 3/6 - Script

The script for Patricia Enmeshed in Dire Deductive Processs – 3/6.

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Patricia Enmeshed in Dire Deductive Process – 2/6

Espen: Here we have the two first deductions in all their glory (and illegibility). The initial challenge was: How does one draw Pat’s chain of thought?

Patricia Enmeshed in Dire Deductive Process - 2/2

Pencils and inks for page two of Patricia Enmeshed in Dire Deductive Process. Tools used: blue pencils, pen and ink and markers.

I ended up drawing the nine deductions as “pictographic” flow diagrams. They’re kind of confusing and all over the place – intentionally so, of course. They’re not intentionally illegible, though. I’ll give you that. (My lettering improves after this first Pat story, I promise.)

Patricia's Enmeshed in Dire Deductive Process - 2/2

Closeup of pencils and inks for page two of Patricia’s Enmeshed in Dire Deductive Process. Tools used: blue pencils, pen and ink and markers.

I’ll leave you with the original script:

Patricia Enmeshed in Dire Deductive Processs - 2/2 - Script

The two first deductions.

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