Let me start this post by reassuring those of you who read my first report from Angoulême that things are going much better for me now, and I thank those of you that sent notes (or made comments) of encouragement. I didn’t want to wallow in negativity but I did want to share frankly the […]
I recently taught a workshop to comics Master’s students at the École Européene Supérieure de l’Image in Angoulême, France. The subject of the four-day workshop was comics based on fixed forms borrowed from poetry such as the sestina, the villanelle, or the sonnet. (If you follow my work or this blog at all you know […]
At the end of January I hosted and participated in the seventh annual 24-hour Comics Day event at la maison des auteurs. I didn’t finish the whole comic in 24 hours—I only got to page 16—so I devoted another seven hour day to finishing the remaining eight pages. You can learn a bit about it […]
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