Back in 2014 i made an comic book called ‘iObject vs iSubject’.
In short: a mysterious space cube visits earth and handpicks two seemingly random ordinary women and turns them into ‘object’ and ‘subject’. Armed with their new special powers and an armour to match these two super forces are drawn to each other like opposites. An epic battle starts and won’t stop til the other is either destroyed/fertilised or dominated.
iObject vs iSubject is a 28-page, full size B&W silent comic with color covers.
a review done by: WORM Rotterdam
“Yes, it’s lady-violence. But, take note ! The heroines of this story are more sparring partners than opponents. The fight is about self-affirmation and finding a balance, not letting the one element dominate the other. It is based on a performance entitled iObject vs. iSubject which is an artistic research into the (thus named) philosophical problem. Besides age-old feminist issues, it deals with universal sores, packaged in the aesthetics of Transformers, WWE wrestlers, and (yes, scantily clad) valkyries.”
another review done by: Almost normal comics
“On the surface you could look at this comic as just a couple of chicks in weird costumes with nipple guns kicking butt and ripping off clothes, but you’d be missing a much deeper story. This really is a visual representation of the dichotomy of existence. The visual style used throughout iObject vs iSubject is uniform figure and background outlines with weight added through hatching. The layout and pacing are handled nicely and merge well with the art to effectively communicate the story in this silent comic.
This ain’t your average indie comic, it’s an art comic with a deep philosophical question that demands more from the reader to fully appreciate the overall meaning of the images filling the pages.”
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Written and illustrated by Jacco de Jager.