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1984: Thought Police Dog Squad Story

1984 Book cover designs

1984 Book cover designs

Recently I designed a 1984 book cover for SVSLearn monthly challenge. Having just re-read the book. I have developed a spin-off story idea based around that oppressive totalitarian world where The Party rules. Set in London. The story is based on the Thought Police and a member of their Dog Squad - Mangy Dog.

I made the drawings using Adobe Project Gemini (in BETA).

Hate Week - The Stick

Hate Week - The Stick

Mangy Dog wakes up to and escapes their brain washing and goes on the run through the streets of London. The relentless oppression leads him to look for a way out of the city during Hate Week. Along the way he witnesses all the atrocities the Party commits in keeping their party members and proletariat inline.

The eyes are white to show nobody is home. Mangy has his sight restored.

CHARACTER SKETCHES

Thought Police Dog Squad

Thought Police Dog Squad

Mangy Dog

Mangy Dog

Mangy Dog Sketch

Mangy Dog Sketch

Thought Police Dog Squad - Dog Sketches

Thought Police Dog Squad - Dog Sketches

The Party - Female members

The Party - Female members

The Party - Male members

The Party - Male members

Having started to develop the characters I can now put together a story script.

LINKS:

1984 Wiki

SVSLearn website

Adobe Project Gemini blog