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comic strips

comic strips
a Story, process or event can be visualized with a series of illustrations. In this way situations that do not yet exist can be made visible to you and your clients. Centipede likes to help to visualize your story.

This page also contains a couple of story's that Centipede has self-published. Among those stories the black and white comic strip JEROENS has been published in several newspapers.

Comic strip examples and descriptions follow at the bottom of this page. The following chapters can therefore also be clicked:

• game design and story board
• educational book illustration
• black and white comic strips
• fantasy stories

 

game design and story board

Centipede develops concept art for video games and applications. Series of drawings make not existing situations visible and can help to further develop an idea.
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video game design, concept art for computer racing game

Centipede developed a new concept for a racing game. The innovative part of the game concept start with the way the vehicles speed is determined. Each vehicles has only one wheel like a ball. The ball always rotates at the same speed. By enlarging and shrinking the ball the speed will be adjusted. The ball can have a diameter of 100 meters and the view with this tremendous speed is astonishing.

The game is a mix of a race game and a first-person-shooter. During the race a player will be able to ride free at the track while looking for opponents to eliminate. Power-ups will be available throughout the level to help reaching your goal.

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concept race track design for computer game

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concept race track design for computer game

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concept race track design for computer game

The above concept drawings visualize a racing track during one level of a concept racing game. The vehicle is small at a low speed and becomes much bigger and higher at a high speed. So the players overview on the level and the way the race track is being experienced change due to the speed. Those special effects can be best be experienced with 3D technology.

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racing virhicle with one wheel

concept art for racing vehicle

The front, side, back and the top of a new concept racing vehicle can be seen in the picture above. The cockpit of the vehicle is placed on top of a ball that can be changed in size to adjust the speed. Situation drawings from the vehicles changing proportions during high speed can be seen by clicking the picture above.

Please contact for any questions, suggestions or a possible cooperation to further develop this game!

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storyboard about ampfibian virhicle

story board and concept art

Centipede created a story board about a concept vehicle for the company Natwerk. The series of drawings depict an amphibian invasion that results in a beach party.

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educational book illustration

Educational illustrations visually transfer information. Centipede creates visual content that support written text and enriches textbooks and interactive applications used in education.
educatieve illustratie

educational illustrations about artificial light in the book letty led

Letty Led tells the story about the history of artificial light. On every page she has jumped through time to dwell upon the ways humanity has created artificial light. The story begins with a campfire and via the oil lamp, bulb light and compact fluorescent lamp (CFL) we enter the era of the Light emitting diode (LED). The book was established in response to the prohibition of the light bulb in Europe.

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black and white cartoons

With black and white images Centipede can quickly give a clear impression of a situation. Centipede uses black and white illustrations for cartoons and comic strips.
stripverhaal jeroens

the cartoon jeroens

From november 11, 1993 till april 27, 1995 the weekly cartoon JEROENS can be read in two local Dutch newspapers referred to as De Woudklank and de Mid-Frieslander. The stories where inspired by the daily life in and around the parental home. Years later, the comic strip is about life in China, as can be seen in the examples above. At that time the JEROENS is printed in the Xiamen daily news paper.

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stripverhaal het leven

comic strip about several life stages

This black and white comic strip depicts different stages during a life span.

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fantasy stories

With the illustration techniques from Centipede it's possible to depict any fantasy story imaginable. Centipede works together with fantasy story writers so that new stories can come to life in books and on digital devices.
fantasie verhaal evolutie

a comic strip about evolution

With this illustration Jeroen Advocaat graduated from Art school Minerva in the Netherlands in june, 1999. The 306 cm long illustration is pained with acrylic paint and the end connects seamlessly with the beginning. The image scrolls past in a self build scroll machine. The installation suggests that the universe is endlessly repeating the same kind of structures.

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comic strip trip, a story about the afterlife

The comic strip Trip visualizes a dream in 24 pages. The pictures are pained with gouache and no text is used to tell the story. The reader makes a trip from the smallest places in the human body to the biggest and farthest places in the universe towards the afterlife.

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comic strip, to the moon

These illustrations are made for an interactive CD-Rom story. The story takes place at a moon in the future. May 16, 2002 the illustrations where displayed in an exhibition in the Netherlands.

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