Raven Squad (2011)

 

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In a future animal society, fear tactics have forced a state of hatred and suspicion. A lone rat covets the heavily pregnant Melissa, whilst the sinister Raven Squad casts their violent black shadow from above.

Raven Squad was my first graphic short. It’s a rich and poetic love story with immense attention to detail.

I began work on it when the Met Police anti-terrorism campaigns came out in force, December 2010; suggesting I  start watching my neighbours, and checking what they were putting in their bins.

The piece started out as a much longer text, with multiple animal characters, but over the next few months I pared it right down to just one solitary rat and his tragic dream.

 

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Illustrated by Perry Van Zandt