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Transformations: The D’Arcy Thompson Comic (2017)

Probably my biggest (in status and length) Dundee Uni project so far - a look at the D'Arcy Thompson museum in Dundee!
This was a fictional tale about Kate, a student who adores the museum. While Kate is fictional, the museum, Thompson, and Professor Peacock were all real, so this took a ton of research and reference. Luckily the writer, Matthew Jarron, is the Museum's current curator, and was abel to send us artists everything we might need.
I worked on the intro (9 pages), with a middle comprised of a dream sequence illustrated by Helen Robinson and Letty Wilson, with another page from myself at the end to wrap things up. Letters by Norrie Millar, and a cover by Ian Kennedy of Commando fame to boot!
I was flattered to be asked to take this on, and while the strip was tough to draw at times it was a great experience and project.
Copies can be found here:
http://www.buyat.dundee.ac.uk/product-catalogue/museum-services/books-and-postcards/transformations-the-darcy-thompson-comic

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Page 1 Colours

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Page 1 Inks

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Page 1 Roughs

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Page 2 Colours

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Page 2 Inks

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Page 2 Roughs

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Page 3 Colours

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Page 3 Colours

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Page 2 Roughs

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Kate Concept Art - Set 1

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Kate Concept Art - Set 2

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D'Arcy Thompson and Professor Peacock Concept Art.