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 […]
In 2004 I was hired to illustrate this really random comic for a really random tech magazine (whose name I can’t remember) and whose really random protagonist was Macho Man Randy Savage, R.I.P.
Over at the Drawing Words & Writing Pictures website, I have posted in detail about my work process, from thumbnails to final pencils. I’ll follow up with inks in a while
As a “bonus feature” to my recent post about doing improv comics from live models, here’s my comic based on the four poses from last summer’s session: I snuck quick pencils sketches of each pose in between circulating among the students. A few months later I inked it and added some text taken at random […]
My comics pantoum experiments continue with this appropriated pantoum using instructional panels by an uncredited artist.