Readers of alternative comics will remember Archer Prewitt‘s character Sof’Boy, the cheerful doughboy who is regularly submitted to Mr.Bill-esque torments which he accepts with an oblivious grin on his face. Here’s a cover of one of the pamphlets published by Drawn & Quarterly:
My talk with Philippe Dupuy and Charles Berberian at Housing Works Bookstore was a huge success. The only downside was that Philippe and Charles were on such a whirlwind visit that I barely got to chat with them after our onstage chat… Here’s a photo taken for me by Isaac Cates, who also wrote up […]
Some of you might remember that a couple of years ago I did a comic called “The Six Treasures of the Spiral” (in A Fine Mess #2, link courtesy Drunken Boat)) in which I adapted the poetry form known as a sestina to the purposes of a narrative comic. I’ve been studying other poetic forms […]
Two riffs on 99 Ways to Tell a Story: Exercises in Style by my fellow cartoonists.
A rewarding parallel project of my 99 Ways to Tell a Story was my invitation to fellow artists to created their own takes on my story template. If you haven’t seen it yet, be sure to take a look in the Guest Artists section of the “Exercises in Style” website. I still occasionally get contributions […]
Lausanne, Switzerland recently hosted BD-FIL, The Lausanne International Comics Festival, and one of the features this year was an exhibit of copies of all 99 pages of my 99 Ways to Tell A Story: Exercises in Style (taken from the French-language edition by L’Association).
The Dutch language edition of 99 Ways to Tell a Story: Exercises in Style will be debuting at STRIP Turnhout, the venerable Belgian comics festival which takes place on December 13-15. I was planning to be there but I have a good reason to stay home that weekend–more news to follow there… [This is an […]
While I was living in Mexico City between 1998 and 2000, one of my jobs was to tutor two young girls in English once a week. It was fun but always exhausting, I had to constantly come up with activities that would keep the attention of two ten-year-olds for a whole hour. Sometimes I was […]
Fábio Zimbres is an undiscovered treasure. He’s been doing great stuff for years, mostly published (if not self-published) in his native Brazil. He had a great piece in Rosetta #2 but is otherwise mostly unpublished in English. I’ve been a fan for years so I was very excited to receive an amazing package in the […]
Here are a few sketches of the two characters in a 32-page comic I’ve been vainly trying to find the time to finish these last couple of years… (The comic itself will be in B&W and will look most like the subway sketch and the second sketch of Ana: chunky brush line and a lot […]