I was recently invited to Belfort, a city in the east of France, to present 99 Ways to Tell a Story: Exercises in Style and to give an Oubapo workshop to art school students. I devised for the workshop, very much at the last minute, a brand new constraint which I call ROYGBIV.
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I’d been kicking around an idea for a jam comic based on the game of tic tac toe. Recently I invited Tom Hart to meet up with me at a café before class at SVA and give it a try.
a “word ladder” comic by Kevin Raganit (SVA 2010) Over on the Drawing Words & Writing Pictures Flickr photostream (new link coming soon! —MM) I just posted a whole bunch of weird and excellent comics done by School of Visual Arts cartooning majors over the last few years in a class of mine called Obstacle […]
Though hard to explain to visitors, their dedication to minimalism precluded ablutions and eliminations, so the bath was moved to the basement. (photo and caption from Unhappy Hipsters; Photo: Uncredited; Dwell) There are now two blogs out there that add narrative captions to catalog or magazine photos. An early (1995) comic of mine did something […]
While I almost forget at times amidst the teaching, parenting, textbook writing, translating, and book editing–I am, in fact, a cartoonist. And sometimes I work on my comics. Here’s an overview of what’s cooking (slowly, at very low heat, like a succulent pork shoulder).
My pal and frequent collaborator Charlie Orr has been making a splash on the internet lately with his new blog The Hypothetical Library, where he designs covers for books by real authors that will never exist. This week he is also guest-blogging about book design over at the Best American Poetry blog. One of his […]
We had a great long weekend down in West Virginia as guests of the Walter Gropius Master Artists series. We taught an intensive workshop and gave gallery talks at the very impressive show they put together of our work to accompany the LitGraphic show.
I was sorting through my flat file and came across this mostly-inked page from a short project I set aside a few years ago. There’s an oubapian constraint which is pretty obvious I think. More about it after the jump.
Back from Strip Turnhout and Paris. Not a lot of room for books (too many diapers in the suitcases) but I thought I’d share with you what I picked up in Belgium and Paris. I wish I had more time to browse the artists’ and publishers’ tables at Strip Turnhout, in the end I got […]