A3 Comic Competition
So. Here are the results for our A3 Comic Competition (First prize = 2 tickets to see Usagi Yojimbo at the Southwark Playhouse!). All the entries are also currently on display in the Barbican Library. A very big thank you to everyone who took the time to take part – we couldn’t have done it without you.
By Shangomola Edunjobi
Ok yeah – on first reading Scarlet seemed a little bit lightweight and juvenile compared to our other entries (I mean – I thought hitmen/assassins and that kinda played themselves out back in the 1990s). “How do you destroy a legacy?” etc seemed like it was just a little bit too boiler-plate for my tastes. But each time I reread Scarlet I noticed a cool new little detail and more of the story made sense to me: the scar on the back of Scarlet’s back, the newspaper clippings on the wall, the Sniper King’s facial hair, the groove where the ring used to be on his finger (I mean – I would spell out what all this stuff means – but I don’t want to spoil the fun of you working it out yourself). The other entries all had a lot to recommend them: but this is the one that felt the most dense with stuff (or to use a slightly more highfalutin word: “narrative information”) and the one that managed to make one page of A3 feel like a window into a much wider and deeper story.
On The Desolation of Remote Scottish Lighthouses By Matthew Dooley