snow & co.

I don’t know why it’s taken me so long to write about this, but I ordered this Snow & Co. mini-comic last time I was in Dublin. It worked out nicely because I saw it posted over at the Eaten by Ducks blog and was close enough to make shipping inexpensive.

snownco

Pictured above is just the cover and a mish-mash of interior images I stitched together. You can see more at that link, but yeah, it’s a pretty beautiful little comic. The story itself is simple and fun, and the character designs are great. There’s a little bit of Adventure Time flavor in there, especially the look of Lady Birdwing.

After reading it I was really interested in what materials were used, because it has such a warm, painted look to it. Thanks to the wonders of The Internet I emailed the guy who sold it to me and he relayed my question to the author, Dieter Van der Ougstraete , who responded with the following:

Snow & Co. was painted in acrylic, watercolors and mostly gouache.
I used regular color markers for the text.
The pages are painted on big sheets of aquarelle paper.
I’ve then later added the text in photoshop.

Definitely recommended if you can get your hands on a copy!

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