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.
I’d like to share a sampling of amusing and occasionally astounding work done by students of mine using constraints.
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 […]