Recently my friends in Oubapo and some invited guests put on the first ever OubapoShow at the Cité Internationale de la Bande Dessinée et de L’Image in Angoulême (oh, and up the hill there was also some kind of comics convention going on?). We all did performances, slideshows, and live-drawing events. In my case, I […]
I translated three short comics by members of Oubapo and wrote an introduction to the group and its principles for the International Graphic Novels issue of the literary translation magazine Words Without Borders.
“So, are you scared?”
An oubapian comic I did for the Colgate University alumni magazine.
Oubapo member Gilles Ciment came across these three strips while doing some research at La Cité Internationale de la Bande Dessinée et de l’Image, where he is General Director. They are from the 1960s and Gilles says they probably ran in the magazines Pif or Vaillant. Three different authors—Gotlib, Jijé, and Poïvet—were apparently given the […]
I came across a juvenile sketchbook of mine which had a crude one-page comic which seems to prefigure my template comic for 99X.
Putting the final touches on a comic Over on the Drawing Words & Writing Pictures site I have posted the second of a two-part post illustrating my working process, from thumbs to inks. Both are excerpted from our new textbook, Mastering Comics
I was at my parents’ house and found their pile of “stuff our son has published” and spotted a book I often forget about, even though it was my most ambitious graphic work up to that point: my wraparound cover for the sixth issue of Top Shelf’s erstwhile flagship anthology.
A small but significant news item: the first new “guest” variation on my Exercises in Style story in a good long while (5 years or so?). Unfortunately I can’t make heads or tails of it, but the artist, my good friend Sean Bieri, assures me that it’s a trenchant, spot-on satire of some current internet […]
Marko Jačan’s ROYGBIV comic Darko Macan recently sent out a call for entries to his Croatian cartooning friends to do versions of my ROYGBIV comics constraint, where you assign one of the colors of the rainbow to each panel. He named it Dugin izazov (“Rainbow challenge”) and you can see the results—several of them wordless […]