I don't know how long it's been, but I feel like I've always been inspired by concert posters. The images that people will come up with to advertise a gig or tour is endlessly fascinating to me. I love seeing how different artists will interpret different bands, coming up with beautiful landscapes, horrifying scenes, incomprehensible non sequiturs, and pretty much everything in between.
I'm also enraptured by the idea of putting so much work and effort into a beautiful piece of art whose primary goal is to promote a one-time event, after which point it kind of hits its best before date. The image is obviously as beautiful as ever, but part of its purpose is done, never again to be accomplished.
Of late, they've been one of my favourite sources of inspiration. I'll pick a poster and spend one hour writing up a comic book script based on the things a poster will make me think of or feel. And that's what I want to do this week with the following concert poster:
I am not overly picky when it comes to particular concert poster creators. Perhaps my sensibilities could use some more molding, but if it resonates in my mind, that's good enough for me. That being said, I've been quite taken with the posters of graphic design company Landland of late. I find an amazing mixture of the simple and complex and have been taken by nearly every single one I've seen. Unsurprisingly, that's where my selection comes from.
It took me a while to narrow down the focus to a single poster, but this one stuck with me. As the original page will tell you (as you can read from the poster), this image was created by Dan Black for an Eric Church concert that happened February 18th, 2012 in Greensboro, North Carolina. However, none of that is important - unless you want it to be.
What matters is that I want you to consider this poster, think about what it means to you, and take those thoughts to write a comic script inspired by them. Obviously, you can take as long as you want no need to stick to my aforementioned one hour time limit - unless you want to, of course!
Either way, I look forward to seeing what you all come up with. As always, if you want to play-at-home, please don't hesitate to post your scripts below in the comments. We're always happy to see what others are coming up with and this week is no exception!