For the past 40 years interpreting and illustrating the Genesis mesmerizing “Supperʼs Ready” (Foxtrot, 1972) has been a dream of mine. Ken Whitaker finally has the time to do it and the creative process has started.The goal is to get this project crowdfunded and produced in 2022. The licensing of the lyrics has already been negotiated.
36 pages (6.625 x 10.1875 inches)
Subtitle: A Visual Interpretation of Music from Genesis
This is the comix book that illustrates the complete lyrics of “Supper’s Ready” from the band Genesis originally composed and performed in 1972.
80 pages (9.5 x 7 inches)
Title: Getting Supper Ready
Subtitle: The Making of Supperʼs Ready
This is the backgrounder book presenting the many interpretations of the lyrics, how it relates to the Bible's “Book of Revelation,” and how the Supper’s Ready comix was created.
Every page in the comix goes through a set of steps starting with storyboards, sketches, final (coloring and inking), and placement on the page.
In Supper's Ready, there are seven distinct movements (sections). Movement number 2 is called “The Guaranteed Eternal Sanctuary Man”:
Each lyric is represented in a narrative caption along with an artistic interpretation:
The final artwork for the page spread looks like this:
Consider the Getting Supper Ready companion book to be like a “Making of” backgrounder piece. This describes how the comix was made, how the art was conceptualized, and presents interpretations of the lyrics.
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