Monday, October 27, 2008

"Brain Trust redrawn" details

...as requested by Troy Lloyd:









or did you mean like this?





Friday, October 10, 2008

The Brain Trust redrawn

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24" x 19", ink on paper (the margins are wider in the original)

Drawn entirely* with a Winsor & Newton Cotman no. 2 brush, which, dammit, works better than my much more expensive series 7.

*well, except for some of the larger expanses of black, where I used an older beat-up brush

compare: the digital original

see also: part of the same project and brief explanation of the process

While I'm making book announcements, I should point out that "24 x 24: A Vague Epic," on which these hand-redrawings/completions are based, will be printed in my book "Nautilus," coming this spring from Danish publisher Fahrenheit.

Monday, October 06, 2008

What passed for abstract comics back in 2001

http://web.archive.org/web/20011113040600/palladio.arch.kth.se/~henke/comics/strange.html

Courtesy of the Google January 2001 index, http://www.google.com/search2001.html

If there are any readers of this blog who still don't know that the anthology of abstract comics that I've edited is set to come out from Fantagraphics Books in June 2009, well, now you know.

Incidentally, I made my first abstract comic in the fall of 2002, and published it in my mini Blots, 2003. Now it's been reprinted in Asemic no. 5.