Terminal Tower by André Coelho & Manuel João Neto
144 p. black & white + color, 16,5 x 23
Graphic novel by André Coelho and Manuel João Neto
Published by Chili Com Carne
Terminal Tower's creative process between artist and writer is positioned outsite the traditional comic book logic, in which there is a script to be adapted to sequential drawings. In this case, having the premiss of a man seculded in a tower in a state of alert, the book was developed simultaneously by both authors.
With the tower as a starting point, Coelho developed some drawings from which narrative ideas were taken and potentiated new illustrations which in their turn ran the all the narrative indefinitions forming a creative spiral.
The book's central theme is a delirium triggered by paranoia, without making clear if the engage of the tower's mechanisms is real or if it lies in the mind of the isolated man, since nothing seems to work in this ruin of the future, in which references to the derelict worlds of Enki Bilal, J.G. Ballard (1930-2009) and Industrial music – it's not by mere chance that both authors also colaborate in Sektor 304 - can traced.
You can see more images here: https://issuu.com/mmmnnnrrrg/docs/terminaltower