About the Book
Evil Dud is a comic about a nuclear family of exceptional narcissists, slackers and misanthropes struggling to amuse themselves in the mid-burbs. It's full of good plans for bad reasons, bad plans for any reason, great hair for no reason, slightly off-center social ranting, guns, violence, and random drinking. Also, there are monsters all over the place.
The stories in Evil Dud take place as the world adapts to the reality of everyday horrors. Man-bats, Lizard Men, Dog-boys, and animating smoke all add to the headaches of life spent dealing with neighbours, school, marriage, and the ever-present threat of having to parent sober.
Stretching across these stories are bigger questions that need answers:
- What is the real story behind ZOMFU, and why doesn't anyone want anyone else to know it?
- Did all these monsters really "just happen?"
- What does Chas Sirron have to do with all of this?
- What does Dad ACTUALLY do for a living, and WHY IS HIS HAIR ALWAYS PERFECT?
Nico creates the graphics for Evil Dud in an unusual way. Every panel is directed and photographed live, and then the source images are individually treated for graphic effect. It's a labour-intensive process that incorporates film and painting techniques into a unique visual style.
Written by: Bill Arab
Illustrated by: Nicolas Lajeunesse
More about the Illustrator:
Nico is a senior visual graphic designer with almost 15 years of experience in large video gaming companies, including Electronic Arts and Ubisoft Entertainment. Producing assets for games like Splinter Cell and Assassin’s Creed, Nico also produced 8 comic books and one graphic novel for Fantagraphics from 1990 to 1996. Nico currently lives in Toronto, Canada.
A team-oriented user interface designer at Ubisoft Toronto, Nicolas is also a book illustrator, photographer and filmmaker. He has a strong working knowledge of Photoshop, Illustrator and After Effects complemented by a creative art background and a passion for layout, composition and imagery. Visit his work at krop.com/protubdesign