MUTIES #6 | The Patriot Game
“IRELAND – A place of great beauty too frequently shattered by violence. Boys often must become a men before their time. Those close to young Liam Connaughton — those that should be protecting him — make unfair, cruel demands on him. Ultimately a truer test of a boys manhood is not his loyalty to duty, it’s his loyalty to family and those he loves, but doing the right thing can exact a heavy price.”
I was experimenting a fair bit on this book. For the art i played with drawing the pages in pencil, doing some blacks in ink and then processing the pages in Photoshop. And Karl was kind enough to let me do a dramatic re-write of the mid-third of the book as well, and write the dialogue in dialect. The lettering we designed for it was less than ideal, but otherwise pretty happy with how it came together, even with the ridiculous censorship of “pig sex” on page 4 that made the scene even raunchier by implication. You can see here in the B&W what we initially wanted to do, the kids get a bit embarrassed by the pigs and giggle and that’s it. Not SFX just National Geographic level animal sex. This was nixed and we were told to put it off screen, ad some squealing, and Liam cracks a joke by saying “I guess the grown ups aren’t the only ones makin’ baken’”…. Cus that’s so much better and not pornographic at all. Here’s a few highlights from the book.