Briz de Mar

  • Jules Jope
  • Miranda Smart

Briz de Mar is the third in a series of multi-sensory comic book experiments, sold as a 12- page riso-printed booklet, with a soundtrack pressed to clear 7" vinyl. The project is the result of an investigation into the pacing of sequential art, which has an inherent musical and rhythmic nature. The artists wanted to create abstract comics with musical accompaniments in order to bridge the gap between the two mediums. The soundtrack takes cues from alien dancehall, classic waltzes and 90s drum and bass, and pairs morphing melodies with rhythmically-placed foley. It musically and emotionally guides the reader, subconsciously hinting at when to turn the page. Certain shapes are correlated to respective sounds, visual textures are wedded to sonic atmospheres, and the rhythm follows the pace of the panelling. The goal of each edition is for the reader to be so submerged in the work that they read along at the precise, intended pace it was drawn and scored. Now available at Gosh Comics (London), Materia Prima, A Garagem and Senhora Presidente (Porto).