Corban Wilkin: Illustrator


Dreaming of a Low Carbon Future
October 16, 2013, 17:23
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On November 23rd, Dreams of a Low Carbon Future will be released at the Thought Bubble festival in Leeds. We’ll be there Saturday and Sunday the 23rd and 24th promoting the book so if you’re going to Thought Bubble then come and get a copy.

Dreams of a Low Carbon Future, with James McKay as editor, is a big collection of stories as comics, prose, and illustrated prose, which discuss the science and history of energy and present projected ideas of Earth in the future as a utopian/dystopian society, based on the different ways we may use energy and deal with climate change in the near and distant future.

Above is an excerpt from my comic in the anthology, which outlines a brief, general history of human usage of energy.

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Floating Settlement
September 16, 2013, 10:57
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Just an illustration for an anthology being put out by the University of Leeds called Dreams of a Low Carbon Future. It shows a potential future scenario where parts of the population live in totally self-sustaining colonies of artificial floating islands in the sea.

It’s ink and watercolour. I thought about colouring it digitally, but the colours came out quite vibrant in the end and it means it has that natural, grainy texture that you can’t really emulate properly with digital colouring.

Along with other work, the original art’s going to be exhibited at The Cartoon Museum in Holborn later this year. Details in the next post.



Illustrating Asimov
September 17, 2012, 22:31
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There’s an Isaac Asimov story; The Fun They Had, that I’ve wanted to have a go at illustrating for a while. It’s a kid’s story in many ways, but also a science fiction story that’s still relevant 60 years after it was published. Though it is certainly dated, you can’t blame someone in 1950 for not knowing exactly how computers would progress. It’s about two children in the future who come across a book. You can actually read the full text here, it’s not a long story.

Over on my portfolio page there’s another piccy for this story, plus two illustrations for another short tale; The Wall of Darkness, this one by Arthur C. Clarke.

Currently working on another short-comic for the Cape Graphic Short Story Prize, it’s about a post box. I think it has a lot of potential… It’s about a post box.