30 October 2012

Behind the Comics X - Irkus M. Zeberio

On November 3rd we release the new š! #12 'future 2.0'. One of the contributors is Irkus M. Zeberio and he gives us a very special video insight on how he drew his comics!

Irkus M. Zeberio // *1982, Basque Country. He was born in Donostia-San Sebastian and went several years ago to Barcelona. There, he graduated from the Massana School of Arts and Design. Now he works as an illustrator and cartoonist. Earlier this year Nobrow published his comics book 'Cramond Island'-the first installment of Jean Baptiste Baigorri’s epic and absurd adventures.

Irkus (or "Irkuš" how we like to call him) also contributed to kuš! #8 allotments'. Check his website www.irkus.net and follow him on twitter @irkusMzeberio

To show how he works, he sent us the following video about the process of drawing one of the comics pages:

Irkus also wrote: I did this page in about 3 hours, maybe more. The video says 3 hours, but you know, you have to think, rethink and do some rubbish before. You can say that I work with Photoshop, with a bamboo, and exceptionally I draw something "in reality" before. You can also say that the story is about New Norway in 2190, it's a tropical communist country managed by a computer called KomUnix 2.0. It's about Jules Karnibal, a guy from the Federation of the Saharaui Countries where the Basque nomad community is. The Sahara arrived from the original margins of Africa until what we now know as The Small Germany, so Latvia could be in this Federation too. :P 

I'm a digital era man. My working secret is revealed!!! Haha, not a secret really... My only secret is the brush I use, a little mixture between a really good Martha brush and the inking of the masters.

Seems like we have to rethink and start calling him "IrkUnix 3.0"... If you like to see the whole comics you should get š! #12 'future 2.0', which will be out very soon and contains futuristic comics by twenty-eight more artists from Europe and North America on 180 full color pages.

'Behind the Comics' continues next week with a look at Julie Delporte's color pencils. Previous entries you can read by clicking this label.

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