A few animated sprites used in the interactive micro-narrative Swampstar.
I’ve been working on some concept designs for an illustrated zine about Norco and the surrounding River Parishes. Here are a few recent warm ups of the Shell Oil Refinery, Bonnet Carre Spillway, and Union Carbide facility in Taft, among other locales.
This image was shot from a Cessna plane with Richie Blink at the helm in 2014. The stack sits within the fence line of the expansive Shell/Motiva facility. For more information on industrialization in Norco, visit the German Coast interactive web map. To report flaring and other industrial incidents, visit the Bucket Brigade iWitness Pollution Map.
You can play an extended demo of Volume 1 on itch.io (not mobile friendly):
My co-conspirator Breonne DeDecker and I recently gave a lightning talk on industrial disasters that operate at various scales across Southeast Louisiana. Topics include industrial levee domination, the Bayou Corne sinkhole, and post-Katrina New Orleans and its ensuing gentrification:
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