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.
a “word ladder” comic by Kevin Raganit (SVA 2010) Over on the Drawing Words & Writing Pictures Flickr photostream (new link coming soon! —MM) I just posted a whole bunch of weird and excellent comics done by School of Visual Arts cartooning majors over the last few years in a class of mine called Obstacle […]
Though hard to explain to visitors, their dedication to minimalism precluded ablutions and eliminations, so the bath was moved to the basement. (photo and caption from Unhappy Hipsters; Photo: Uncredited; Dwell) There are now two blogs out there that add narrative captions to catalog or magazine photos. An early (1995) comic of mine did something […]
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.
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 […]
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” […]
I haven’t scoured the web for reports but I would love to hear a bit about the other Oulipo events that happened that week. Other than Tom Motley’s sketches I have only come across reports here and here. On Sunday, April 5, I showed up at the Cultural Services of the French Embassy on 79th […]
A few weeks ago New York City had a rare treat: a several day visit by several members of Oulipo for a series of readings and a workshop or two. I was able to make a few of the events and had the honor of being invited to a special brunch-followed-by-reading at the Cultural Services […]
Jessica and I came up with a new collaborative comics-making activity for our signing at Rocketship last week. We were all pretty happy with how it turned out so here’s a description of how it worked. Feel free to use it or adapt it as you see fit. As I hinted earlier, the basic idea […]
Recently I started drawing images from films in my sketchbook. I draw them from memory, at almost thumbnail size, within a day or two of seeing the movie. I’m finding it a good way to keep a dialogue going with a film, recording images that struck me in some way. It’s part film diary, part […]