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.
An oubapian comic I did for the Colgate University alumni magazine.
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 […]
My comics pantoum experiments continue with this appropriated pantoum using instructional panels by an uncredited artist.
I had great success trying out a classic Oulipian exercise with my cartooning students at SVA, and I’ll likely do some version of it at my upcoming MoCCA Obstacle Course workshop
Etienne Lécroart interviewed about Oubapo The Wall Street Journal online edition did an article about Oubapo here.
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.
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.