Friday, 14 August 2009

The Leaflets of Vermont

Made this a few years back, during my stay in White River Junction while attending CCS. Before going out there I'd searched for a Vermont guidebook, but it seemed to be the only state without one, which was worrying. Upon arrival I realised that instead they communicate all tourist attractions, culture, leisure and retail through huge expansive racks of leaflets everywhere you turn. It might have something to do with the statewide ban on advertising hoardings - one of the best things a place can do I reckon.
Anyroad there was very little to do of an evening in WRJ - which is why it's such a good place to intensly labour over making comics (especially during the 6 month winter when you're housebound) - so I lay upon my hotel bed on my tummy and produced this.

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Kate Feld said...

This is great. I'm a Vermonter-in-Mancunian-exile who lived in WRJ for a couple of years. There really is NOTHING to do there.(This was before all the excitement of the comics school coming to town, too.) The brochure thing is so weird, isnit it?

Jim Medway said...

I can't imagine the place pre-CCS, though I think they made a great choice in setting up there. I'd love to go back (but not in winter).