An exercise that turned into a poster.
I’ve always loved the idea of the “dazzle” camouflage used on battle ships in World War 1; hiding in plain sight, confounding your enemies with hard to understand data, and the visual connection to the Vorticism art movement. These crazily decorated ships were a highly effective means to screw with German U-Boats being able to target and disable them. I also like the metaphor of being able to hide by not hiding, both as disruptive camouflage and as a personal statement.
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Hello, my name is Paul Sizer, and I make images work for ideas.
I’ve been a freelance graphic designer, comic creator and illustrator since 1992, and during that time I’ve learned the trade of design and illustration, becoming a self publisher and business person alongside working to expand my skill set. I learned how to make messages and ideas grab people by the brain as well as by the eyes.
As a comic creator, I learned from the best that great characters yield great stories, so I have always worked to build the most interesting characters I could to get my stories and messages across. I learned that you need to create characters that you love, respect and care for, so that you will want to follow them through the good times and the challenging times, when they are winning and when they are losing.
And from the beginning, I learned that good characters have no requirements for gender, sexual identity, color, creed, size, shape or philosophical view. Good is good, interesting is interesting. Period. I learned early on the importance of strength of character, but also that there is character in that strength, of how you use it and how it directs and guides you.
I’m getting ready to start another story. Hopefully with interesting and complex characters. I hope you’ll be along for the ride.