April 7, 2011

for the book: The Walk

Filed under: Thesis — Tags: , — *aly* @ 1:38 pm

An animated story of a walk through a Dickens-esque London street at midnight—where 19th Century literature meets pre-dawn adventure.

The Walk is an animation of a short story I wrote about a walk through a Dickens-esque London street at midnight and is inspired by three distinct sources: 19th century literature, my life as a club kid in London, and a variety of creepy and adorable web comics. The story draws from the style of 19th century novels—particularly Oliver Twist and Hardtimes. The graphic style borrows heavily from 19th century illustrators, Phiz and Sir John Tenniel. More modern inspiration for the piece comes from the drawings of Tim Burton and Edward Gorey, and the web comics Saladfingers and Strindberg and Helium.

The night was as dark as a night could possibly get.

Keep time with me upon my dusty shore.

Alone down a narrow lane.

Animation, After Effects, Short Story

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