Sunday, January 8, 2017

Comics und Graphic Novels: Eine Einführung Baby

If you read German, there’s a recently released textbook, Comics und Graphic Novels: Eine Einführung by Julia Abel and Christian Klein (Publisher: J.B. Metzler. ISBN: 978-3-476-02553-1), that has a bit about abstract comics in one chapter on medium, form and narrative - “Was ist ein Comic?” :
(Click on image to enlarge)



The original color version of my piece used in the book can be seen here:
http://abstractcomics.blogspot.com/2009/04/hydical.html or here: http://www.getsivizion.com/galleries/purple.htm

Monday, December 19, 2016

Sugar Forest Fire - free download

Over the past few months I've been working on a graphic novel called 'Found Forest Floor'. From that, I took a sample of pages to make a mini-comic/zine called 'Found Forest', which I've been working over with inks and paint to make something new, which is called 'Sugar Forest Fire'. I've made the PDF available for download here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4SfW4B59VgnTUwwUzNNNkRqQms/view


I'm planning to continue this process over the coming month, continuously redeveloping the original pages, just to see what happens, really.

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Jean Caillon - le moment de tuer

Hello everyone,

just a short note to show show you an image an old (1972) "proto-abstract comic" (for lack of a better word) Maël Rannou made me discover some time ago. Each page contains a unique image similar to this one:


Maël has published 2 thirds (EDIT: the third part is also available) of this 22 (EDIT: 28) pages book on its tumblr, the first part is here:


Despite an unfortunate twist in its last page, which renders the story much more down to earth, I still find it a very interesting example of early (almost) abstract comics. 

But actually I feel a bit awkward talking about it myself, since Maël knows this work and this author much better than I do, and since he moreover regularly emails me with other such examples, I think it would be a better idea to simply invite him to contribute to this blog. (Maël is also a small press publisher and did produce some zines of its own.)