Here’s the first 9 pages of Looking Out, which is a 40 page comic I did with Hic & Hoc last year.
You can get it from the Hic & Hoc shop but also at the moment it’s part of a set which comes with Three Stories by Ian Anderson, Bowman 2016 and Bowman Earthbound by Pat Aulisio, and Everythingness by Neil Fitzpatrick. You can get that here.
Hope you don't mind me asking but, the mask you made. Does it have stuffing in it? Is it made like one piece? So you could turn the mask inside out? I really love it and would like to make someone similar but I'm not sure I really understand how you went about it.
I definitely don’t mind you asking (^•w•^)
It has stuffing round the back and sides of the head and little bit under the chin. I made the ears, nose and little face cheek things as separate pieces and joined them on as I was going along.
It was possible to turn it inside out before I stuffed it but not now.
Here’s a few pictures…
After I made the balaclava part for the inside I started crocheting into the stitches at the base of it and increasing loads so that the outside would be a big sphere. To join it to the mouth hole I put my crochet hook through the stitches in the outside sphere, and the stitches in the bottom edge of the mouth hole and then in the next round when I got to the mouth hole I put my stitches into the top edge of the mouth hole, leaving a gap in the sphere underneath. (and I did the same with the eyes)
Here it is before I stuffed it. I got someone to wear it while I was putting the stuffing in.
For those who wanted to know how long it took, I can tell you it took the duration of Series 1 of The Wire, plus two Harry Potter films and a few hours of QVC!
I know I haven’t explained it very well but it’s hard to describe! If I make another I’ll make a video or something.
Crochet character head (modeled by Luke).
The way I made this was to make a balaclava and then start from the bottom again and build up a big cat head around it, joining the front onto the eye and mouth holes as I went along. The mouth hole is hidden under the face-flaps.
Here’s a photo of my desk from when I was taking photos for this page of We’re Out.