In a time of fleeting attention spans and never-ending scrolling, it’s rare that digital artists spend too much time on one piece. What’s the point when their work will fly by as viewers swipe through so quickly? Deathburger, on the other hand, draws such dense and detailed illustration that you can stare at them for longer than many Youtube clips. They’re full of ornate characters and baroque cityscapes.
His newest project, Nightfall, finds him building an ever more intricate world, expanding on previous themes with increasing backstory and adding new layers. The project was revealed a couple weeks ago as a Kickstarter with a goal of reaching €20,000 and he ended up getting €138,024 in backing. He plans to turn the drawings into a physical hybrid graphic novel/art book. It’s the third book in the series and definitely notches up the intensity.
It’s a story of authoritarian government in a cyber-dystopia full of rebels and victims, all battling it out in futuristic landscape replete with violence, graffiti, and broken technology. Deathburger, also known as Josan Gonzalez, is a Barcelona-based artist.