My pal and frequent collaborator Charlie Orr has been making a splash on the internet lately with his new blog The Hypothetical Library, where he designs covers for books by real authors that will never exist. This week he is also guest-blogging about book design over at the Best American Poetry blog. One of his […]
We had a great long weekend down in West Virginia as guests of the Walter Gropius Master Artists series. We taught an intensive workshop and gave gallery talks at the very impressive show they put together of our work to accompany the LitGraphic show.
I was sorting through my flat file and came across this mostly-inked page from a short project I set aside a few years ago. There’s an oubapian constraint which is pretty obvious I think. More about it after the jump.
Back from Strip Turnhout and Paris. Not a lot of room for books (too many diapers in the suitcases) but I thought I’d share with you what I picked up in Belgium and Paris. I wish I had more time to browse the artists’ and publishers’ tables at Strip Turnhout, in the end I got […]
As you may know I recently went to France for two weeks as a visiting author for the Centre National du Livre’s annual Belles Etrangères festival. I would love to do a detailed travelogue about the whole experience but I don’t see having the time in the near future. In short, it was a great […]
For the next two weeks, I’ll be touring France with 11 other American authors as part of the Centre National du Livre’s annual Belles Etrangères festival. A film crew came to my house over the summer and shot a bunch of footage for an hour-long documentary which will be screened in Paris on Monday night. […]
I’m in the planning stages of a new comic. I’m trying to set it up so that I can make it as portable as possible.
I’ve been working for a while—where I can find the time—on a series of comics based on the poetry form called the pantoum. You can read about the form and see an example I did using a comic by Tom Hart here. I’m at the point of inking an original 4-page comic called “Hiram Pantoum” […]
Thanks to all of you who commented on my improvised comic activity. If you explore the comments you will find several links, including one that was just sent to me a few hours ago. After the jump, two variations on the activity that I found to be particularly fruitful. ©Isaac Cates and Michael Wenthe Isaac […]
One thing about blogs is that it’s a real pain to read a series of posts because you have to navigate backwards. So I have compiled links in order to all of my Summer Intensive 09 posts for your ease of reading. And here are the links, in order starting from Day one: Day one: […]