Tuesday, June 22, 2010
My football theme posts continue this week with another dive back into my archive, this time from 2004 and a bit of an experiment for me. I'd been given a book of Colemanballs which for those outside of the UK or just not in the know was a term created by the magazine Private Eye to describe verbal mistakes made by, usually, sports commentators and named after the famous BBC broadcaster David Coleman who was quite notable for some hilarious verbal gaffes.
Having chuckled my way through the book I figured that many of the quotes could easily be used in a small 'newspaper style' strip and decided to create a couple to see its potential. The strip was illustrated purely in Adobe Illustrator to try and force a change of style. I did two strips and in an attempt to stretch any football based illustration work I've done until the end of the World Cup you can wait until next week to see the second strip :) Enjoy your football!