My BA degree project was a comic issue written and drawn by me. The story is set in the early years of the Twentieth century in Budapest. The legendary team of writers and poets of the literary journal called Nyugat (meaning West) find themselves in the middle of a zombie attack. Wondering what could or should intellectuals do with the undead?
The 1st issue (of 7) is locating the story, introducing the characters and begins the siege of the zombies on 32 pages.
THE MAIN CHARACTERS
I drew the circulated views of their heads, then made a gif for the perfections. The names are (top) Ady Endre, Babits Mihály, Kata – the only fictional character, (bottom) Tóth Árpád, Karinthy Frigyes and Kosztolányi Dezső.
Words of these revered literateurs wouldn't fit with dorky comic letters so I used an elegant renaisance serif type for the speech bubbles: Livory by Hannes von Döhren & Livius Dietzel. All other typings (see below) are hand lettered.
PHASES OF MAKING
PAGES FROM THE FINISHED COMIC
COVER AND ADDITIONAL ELEMENTS
Here you can see the original headlines and emblem of the Nyugat journal, and the comic's version below:
AND THE POSTERS
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