I was recently struck by similarities in the fourth story collected in Drawn & Quarterly’s Moomin: The Complete Tove Jansson Comic Strip and the first season of the TV show Lost, and I feel compelled to outline my discovery here. If you are not familiar with either of these works then I invite you to […]
[now updated with links galore and accents to boot] After Angoulême, Jessica and I had a few days off in Paris before our bookstore signings. We went to the Centre Pompidou, which has a really great Hergé exhibit, advertised around the city with the iconic rocket (shown here hanging behind the space-age tubing of what […]
I’m just back from a great trip to France, where I attended the Angoulême International Comics Festival and also spent a few days in Paris with an overnight visit to Lyon in the middle. This post features photos from the Angoulême portion of the trip.
I will occasionally be using this blog to write little pieces about books and other things that catch my eye, with an emphasis on stuff that has been so far undiscovered or overlooked. As a case in point, this post isn’t just about an undiscovered book but a whole new artists group/publishing operation out of […]
When I was living in Mexico City I would often go to the Lagunilla flea market on the weekends, a massive sprawl of stands selling all kinds of knicknacks, antiques, bootlegs, clothing, and food. In one of the many book dealers’ stands there I found a large sheet of paper printed with these inane and […]
I guess I can retire from comics now: I’ve been published by L’Association, one of THE great comics publishers ever. This is the definitive edition of my book: much nicer paper stock, flaps, and an expanded color section. I just got my copy from the printer; the book goes on sale in France in mid-November.
Here’s a preview of something from our textbook. it’s an explanation of a common reading order mistake in comics (I drew this one in a quasi-Tezuka style, just for fun):
A wonderful drawing (modified only slightly for enhanced surrealism) from Ernest R. Norling’s excellent Perspective Made Easy (1939):
I’ll be using this blog primarily to give news about various things I’m up to in the world of comics, but I’ll also be posting occasional sketchbook pages, works-in-progress, plugs and reviews… the usual blog stuff. (the sketch was drawn in August on the roof of a cathedral in Santiago de Compostela in Galicia, Spain)