What if I were to draw 99 more exercises in style? I’m not planning to, but here’s a list of potential (and in some cases improbable if not impossible) candidates for a hypothetical second batch.
Bridge: a “24+7 hour comic”
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 […]
4 x 4: the OubapoShow post
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 […]
Oubapo in Translation
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.
A history of American comic books in six panels
An oubapian comic I did for the Colgate University alumni magazine.
“Dugin Izazov”: ROYGBIV comics from Croatia
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 […]
Famous Artists Cartoun Pantoum
My comics pantoum experiments continue with this appropriated pantoum using instructional panels by an uncredited artist.
10 Variations: an Obstacle Course preview
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
An article about Oubapo on WSJ.com
Etienne Lécroart interviewed about Oubapo The Wall Street Journal online edition did an article about Oubapo here.
ROYGBIV: a one-page comic challenge
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.