The Distance of the Moon - Risograph Silent Comic

‘The Distance of the Moon’ is a wonderfully surreal short story by Italo Calvino, based around the idea that the moon used to be very close to the earth, and people would jump between them, collecting 'moon milk'. I illustrated this story as a four page silent comic. The original drawings were done entirely in pencil, scanned and edited minimally digitally before the printing process. The final illustrations were printed as A3 risographs, using grain-touch to allow for finer detail and to create texture and depth, with flat gold ink on Imperial Blue Colourplan paper from G.F. Smith. The project has been shortlisted in the Alternative Publishing category in the 2020 World Illustration Awards. The entry can be seen here: www.theaoi.com/wia/rosie-leech-the-distance-of-the-moon

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