Ambit Magazine

  • Juliana Futter

This triptych was based on the winner of Ambit issue 35's drugs and creative writing competition from 1968, Trip Tick. The short story follows a psychedelics fuelled descriptive word flow about their ex-wives, which I then shaped into a visual narrative over the three images. Trip Tick is extremely detailed (including one full page of their sexual preferences listed) and I used visual cues to insinuate the drug use, time period and location in small features within the illustration. I looked to OZ magazine who used illustrators such as Martin Sharp and Robert Crumb to inform the detail heavy visual language and the tone for the late 60s