Drift Record Shop Christmas Window 2013: The Comic Blow-out

Just drew on the windows of the Drift Record Shop yesterday – this window was the most ambitious I/we’ve done yet as it was an eight-frame comic spread accross eight giant window panes!
The story was written by R.G. at Drift, and for the common touch, concerned (un)popular hate figure Simon Cowell and a Charles Dickens’ ‘A Christmas Carol‘ analogue…

Drift Record Shop Christmas window mural drawing in Totnes, 2013

Drift Record Shop Christmas window mural drawing in Totnes, 2013

I drew little arrows telling the readers where to go next, and there will be a little ‘how to read a comic’ blurb on the shop door (because I’m shocked to see that there are some people who don’t know, or at least think they don’t know.)
The funny thing is watching people read it, you have to use your legs and feet as much as your eyes to go from start to finish, because it’s so big…

Drift Record Shop Christmas window mural drawing in Totnes, 2013
Drift Record Shop Christmas window mural drawing in Totnes, 2013
Drift Record Shop Christmas window mural drawing in Totnes, 2013
Drift Record Shop Christmas window mural drawing in Totnes, 2013

And here’s some snaps of odd bits of the drawing that snakes around the entire shop…

Drift Record Shop Christmas window mural drawing in Totnes, 2013

Drift Record Shop Christmas window mural drawing in Totnes, 2013
Drift Record Shop Christmas window mural drawing in Totnes, 2013
Drift Record Shop Christmas window mural drawing in Totnes, 2013
(Totnes’ Norman Castle is visible at the bottom of the blue sky behind Cowell’s neck in the image above)
Drift Record Shop Christmas window mural drawing in Totnes, 2013
Drift Record Shop Christmas window mural drawing in Totnes, 2013
Drift Record Shop Christmas window mural drawing in Totnes, 2013
Drift Record Shop Christmas window mural drawing in Totnes, 2013
Drift Record Shop Christmas window mural drawing in Totnes, 2013
Drift Record Shop Christmas window mural drawing in Totnes, 2013
(The silver sheets here are to keep the sun off the record racks first thing in the morning.)
Drift Record Shop Christmas window mural drawing in Totnes, 2013

And there we’ll leave it. It’s always good to work in public, meet people, and have a chat. It was even sunny too. If you’re after something else to read, have a look at Drift’s very lovely records of the year list.

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