It is obvious by the amount of times we write about Patrick Kyle that we have a major crush on his illustration style. Over the past few years Patrick’s aesthetic has shifted slightly, reducing his full colour digital works to more pared-back illustrations. Yet, the illustrator’s fluid line work means you always recognise a drawing by him.
This is definitely the case for Night Door a new comic by Patrick released via illustration masters of publishing Kus!. A 24-page comic, from which he has kindly shared a sneak peak with us; “the artwork for Night Door came together rather quickly — but I wanted it to be a comic that the audience can spend time with,” he tells It’s Nice That. The simplistic illustrations, full of layers that depict an intriguing narrative from page to page, creates a comic to dive into.
“More often than not my comics are cryptic and dream-like,” continues Patrick. “I’ve intensified that in Night Door by subtracting any written narrative or dialogue. I want the audience to become more active in the reading experience by forcing them to decipher the information on each page.” The result is a publication that is open to interpretation, encouraging you to interpret the fate of his warped smiling wormy figures.
About the Author
Lucy joined It’s Nice That as an editorial assistant in July 2016 after graduating from Chelsea College of Art. In October 2016 she became a staff writer on the editorial team and in January 2019 was made It’s Nice That’s deputy editor. Feel free to get in contact with Lucy about new and upcoming creative projects or editorial ideas for the site.