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Webcomics: Vincent Bell-Robertson

The Man the Earth Spat Back
An entirely black page with the wirds in white saying "This webcomic depicts stylised graphic violence and is not suitable for children".
A multi-panelled comic depicting a robber in a red suit and yellow beanie running away from police. he's carrying a pistol and a suitcase full of cash. In a beautifully grotesque aesthetic style, he runs through the street as police shoot at him, hitting others. He's almost caught and suddenly he is lifted into the sky. His centre of gravity has reversed and he holds on to a railing at the top of a building to stop from floating away.
A multi-panelled comic depicting a robber in a red suit and yellow beanie running away from police. He's just lost his centre of gravity and is floating up.  He managed to get into someone's apartment high up in a building and the police are in pursuit. They pop in to someone's bathroom and the robber is on the ceiling and they have a shoot out and the robber gets shots and falls "up" towards a ceiling fan.
A multi-panelled comic depicting a robber in a red suit and yellow beanie running away from police. After the robber loses his centre of gravity, he can be seen hurtling towards a ceiling fan. The collision leaves him injured. Despite being hurt, the robber enters the building elevator where he floats on the ceiling above two by-standers. Police wait as the lift opens on another floor, mistaking the by-standers for the robber they shot as the doors open. The robber remains upside down, one step ahead of the Police, as they stand in front of the elevator doors oblivious to the fact that the robber has just passed over their heads
A multi-panelled comic depicting a robber in a red suit and yellow beanie running away from police. His gravity gone, the robber is on the ceiling of a building as the police follow his trail of doom. A helium balloon floats up to where he's standing and he accidentally pops it, drawing attention. He steps away from the ceiling, floating up into the sky and leaves earth's atmosphere, his skin and flesh stripped from his bones in the process.
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Inspiration

Vincent had a number of things in mind when doing this comic. One of them was Looney Tunes along with a handful of other cartoons and comics in a similar vein.

The violence, along with the story and artwork, was a nod to them. However, when you shoot someone, it doesn't end with a face full of soot and a backwards beak: it ends with their beak hitting the wall behind them. This approach is depicted a couple of times in this webcomic.

Vincent doesn't want to over-inflate the purpose of the gory bits and there's no gun safety message. In Vincent's own words, "It's in the comic because it's funny, or at least I find it funny. Excessive violence against cartoon characters doesn't need a finer point on it in my opinion. If it's not your thing, I hope this serves as a decent disclaimer."

Biography

Vincent Bell-Robertson is a Scottish illustrator and comic creator. He mostly writes and draws his own stuff and graduated from DJCAD in 2018 with a degree in Illustration.

The webcomics published across our digital channels have been created by University of Dundee’s Masters in Comics and Graphic Novels students.