2 Research Archives & Future Place

After researching about what could be the story of my project, I started researching about the way my project 2 could look like. I have created a queue of people, doctors, astronauts, moms, dads, kids, nuns, families, professionals, students, all kind of people.

What I wanted to show by drawing them was the importance of each of them and how they express their emotions in their uniqueness.

I took some references from a book that I bought this year.

The book is a graphic novel written and hand drawn by Jack Ramsay, SKIT CITY.


I was happy to consider this book and its style a point of reference – the internal pages are styled in black, white and grey. I will probably use grey and black as palette for my project.

My cover will look quite similar since I like the white background and a colorful bit that brings the attention to the reader and gives a quick summary on what will happen in the internal pages. Development of the cover is still in progress.




1 Research Archives & Future Place


“Stephen Hawking, the titan of cosmology who passed away at the age of 76, made his name hypothesizing about the past—all of it. However, he also had plenty to say about the future.Hawking had in recent years been convinced that humanity needs to get into space with a fair amount of urgency, because “spreading out may be the only thing that saves us from ourselves.”

In late 2016, Hawking reckoned humanity has about 1,000 years left on Earth. Half a year later, he cut that to 100 years, because of climate change, “overdue” asteroid strikes, excessive population growth, and the threat of epidemics. Oh, and nuclear or biological war.

What changed over those months to so drastically shorten humanity’s Earthbound future? Well, Donald Trump got elected as U.S. president, for one thing.

“We are close to the tipping point where global warming becomes irreversible. Trump’s action [pulling out of the Paris Climate Agreement] could push the Earth over the brink, to become like Venus, with a temperature of two hundred and fifty degrees, and raining sulfuric acid,” Hawking said. ”

Research that I have done and summered regarding Stephen Hawking, the black hole and the climate change, are definitely the meeting point for my graphic novel.

As the illustrated video showed, it is an easy and appreciable way to examine an idea to a young audience, which it will be also for my graphic novel, I will express my idea, and be playful with that, the fun of it is to dont take ourself too seriously but express a serious idea by making it looking better and funnier than what actually it is.








3 Research Archives & Future Place

I have created the 12 stills and had a tutorial with my tutor Susanna which helped me to better address the project to Roman Road. I will need to add the characteristic arch that starts on the actual road.

In the meantime, also her suggestion, I looked at the New Yorker magazine, which I absolutely loved.

It contains beautiful illustrations on every single page and stories that could help me find inspiration even after the three academic years.

Here is a beautiful text by Megan Amram that I found interesting and related to my project.



A printed copy can be found on my sketchbook.

4 Research Archives & Future place


In this project, I was asked to imagine our world 100 years from now. I decided to represent a long queue of characters from different backgrounds in a fictional Roman Road that leads to the “Space Z Head Quarters” where humanity’s first out of world migration begins.
These characters are illustrated in order to tell a story by looking at them one by one – it is not a crowd, but individual people with their own stories, lives and reasons to leave our planet.
The idea for this project came from my research about Stephen Hawking and specifically from his last speech in which he expressed the urgency of thinking about a new life in a different planet, as Earth will not be sustainable for much longer.

As the theme is actual and quite somber and serious, I wanted to have fun with each character, make the viewer curious about each character and their motivations.

1 Outcome Archives & Future Places

I really wanted to create a professional looking graphic novel so I decided to work on premier and build my pages and with the help of  Youloveprint https://youloveprint.co.uk/ to create the actual book with a clean finish.

I enjoyed making this book by assembling the queue together and create the cover on Photoshop. I have uploaded it on Issuu. Below is the Link that will bring you to the final digital version.


cover indesgn





4 Development Archives & Future Place

Having tutorials can be stressful sometimes but it helps you to get a better grip on final ideas. I had another one last week and that really helped me since I don’t remember the last time I have experimented and changed ideas so many times in order to find exactly what I wanted to express on this particular project number 2.

We were talking about how to best complete a project and exclude the idea of using stills as a final proposal. Unfortunately I’m not very “crafty” with my hands and I confirmed that during a book binding workshop (which I absolutely loved). I considered the idea of working on premier and print a booklet the way I imagined in my head.

Predominated by the white background and then a splash of color which I have designed by looking at SKIT CITY by Jack Ramsay graphic novel, my cover will be created.

The same for the back cover, which I also have taken inspiration from. A little logo, or illustration in the middle of the page followed by a tiny text that will include my word press blog link and name.


3 Development Archives & Future Place

The 12 stills are made – I have added the Roman Road arch and now the whole illustration is related to what the brief was actually for.

I have worked on Illustrator and mostly on Photoshop for effects and textures and I’m happy to have considered to take private adobe lessons to get to a more comfortable level to complete my project.

PROJ 3 romanroad trust

The choice of palette has been done trough this website which I recommend to everyone http://colorhunt.co/