TwoTown is a combined comic book and art project. Where a long-format story is presented in a comic book series and miscellaneous artworks are made to accompany that story. In many ways it is my attempt of a Gesamtkunstwerk.
The project is a personal mythology organized in the classical tradition, with creation myths, heroic legends, human origin, an apocalypse, etc. The structure of the project follows the archaic design, but the world in which the stories take place is a modern one.
The main story is presented in a comic book series called TwoTown.
It centres on the coastal City State of Dreymouth, it’s history (spanning back almost two millennia) and it’s inhabitants. Each book will concentrate on different topics related to the organisation and characteristics of the city, while an overarching story will continue between each volume.
The first, TwoTown: Book 1 will focus on the Dreymouth’s federal government and its historical origin. It will be published in the autumn, 2017.
In addition to the main story, smaller tales involving the same characters are told in a weekly updated web comic. The first story: “Tabletters”, debuts January 2017.
A series of works will be made to accompany each comic. These will include sculptures, paintings, performances, etc. They will be based either on the story or the themes presented in the comic. The mission is to create individual objects that can be viewed independently of the project, but gain greater meaning in relation to it.
TwoTown is planned as an on-going project, unrelated to my other work.
It will have similarities with previous projects but also enable me to make pieces, which would seem alien to them.
To be continued…