An Inconvenient Guide to Eternal Damnation by Allan Amato
The creative process behind PUNCH is somewhat different to how things are traditionally done. I wanted to bring my photography skills to bear on this project, so early on I decided to cast the comic as though I would a film; primarily as reference for the many artists involved, but also to create a distinctive visual scaffolding to hang the story on. An elite band of actors and models lent their prowess, personality and charisma to the characters. Jonathan Marks Barravecchia is then using the reference imagery to paint each and every panel of PUNCH by hand. In addition to making each piece of the narrative a bonafide work of art, it also creates the perfect gritty atmosphere for the story to take place.
STOYA, OLIVE GLASS, ANA FOX, RYAN KEELY, CASEY CALVERT, PULPFICTIONALLY, V NIXIE, BREE DANIELS, KIRA NOIR, DOMINIQUE SILVER, SASH, TITA, TEA, MOXI, JIZ LEE AND CHRISTINE IDIIVIL round out the stunning cast, as the Virtues and Vices!
Being included in a stellar campaign alongside some of my favourite models and artists was an absolute pleasure. Allan consistently delivers unique, thought provoking and beautifully executed projects. After participating in it’s early stages, I’m sure Punch will be no different.
Being included in original art based on Allan’s reference images for the comic was especially exciting for me!
In this strange and uncertain time, I think the themes explored in Punch are something we can all relate to. Concern, confusion, uncertainty, disenfranchisement, the list goes on.
Are we destined to be drifters, or will we be those who seek to punish?
Time will tell…
For now, I would like to warn you that my personal contribution to the project doubles as a promise to smite anyone who comes within 2 meters of me.
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PUNCH by Holy Crow Press has been fully funded! www.instagram.com/allanamato