cats is he first comic created by a artificial intelligence in Spain. It consists of 46 pages and can be read completely free. It is an idea of the Spanish advertising agency CYW.
Is graphic novel develops in a futuristic Madrid in the year 2614. All illustrations have been made using only an artificial intelligence called MidJourney.
CYW creatives have been in charge of write the script and write the dialoguesas well as from create the promptsthat is, the inputs that the artificial intelligence receives with the instructions to “draw” each scene of the comic.
Cats, the graphic novel drawn by an AI
“The technology is still very young and perhaps the biggest challenge has been to achieve a coherent and linear aesthetic throughout the story, which allows the characters and locations to be recognized, maintaining the same color range and a consistent art direction,” he explains in the article. press release Carmelo Rodríguez, creative director and co-founding partner of CYW.
cats is a science fiction comic where the protagonists are a group of grandmothers from Madrid in 2614, who follow a strange tradition of Asian inspiration, which you surely do not expect.
Callao, the great Vía de Madrid, Lavapiés and Malasaña are some of the settings that we can see throughout the play. It surprises how artificial intelligence has given a futuristic touch of NeonPunk aesthetic to the streets and emblematic buildings of Madrid in 2614including robotic bulls:
According to Carmelo Rodríguez, “To imagine that Madrid of the future, we rely on references such as Blade Runner or titles such as Neuromancer by William Gibson. However, we wanted to transfer that aesthetic that we are used to seeing in cities like Tokyo or New York to Madrid and its traditions, yes, giving them a spin”.
The comic It’s quite interesting, especially on a visual level. It surprises that a AI I have created all the scenarios and the action choreography with moving characters, because everything is quite coherent from an aesthetic point of view.
In recent months we have seen many artistic outbursts from different artificial intelligences, which human artists do not like, because they feel their work is threatened, and the concept of art as such.
Willy Lomana, creative director of CYW, does not see it that way: “At CYW we are storytellers and artificial intelligence is still a great tool to do so, which will make it easier for many creators to do the same in the future.”
Here we can see how an AI allows you to create a comic, without having to draw. You may read the full comic for free on the official website of Gatas. We, of course, liked it.
cats is he first comic created with artificial intelligence in Spain. What is most surprising is that it is not noticeable that the drawings have been created by AI. It has great merit, by the CYW team.