Thursday, August 30, 2012

The Intercorstal: Butcher's Park

Well, it was called 'Epic' and then 'Demos' and finally, now that it's finished I've settled on 'Butcher's Park'. This is a video I recorded of the finished comic -- it's all scanned and as soon as it's PDF-presentable I'll share that here too.

Treize huit cinq

You can download my new abstract & aleatoric comic book, Treize huit cinq on my own blog (it's a pdf book)


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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

AC before AC

In the comments to Tim's latest post, reader Juicy contributes the following:

"After I first read the anthology,I used to look for other AC in past and contemporary artist, with many interesting results.
There is a nice piece by Max Ernst."

Here is the image that Juicy links to, "Etching for Tristan Tzara--L'Antitete - Monsieur Aa l'Antiphilosophe," 1948-49:


While we're at it, I'll add a couple I've been meaning to post for a while.  To start with, Andy Warhol's "Oxidation Painting (in 12 Parts)," 1978.  (Feel free to Google how it was made.)  While it can be just seen as a basic multi-field painting, looking at the tiers of panels it looks to me like Warhol arranged them with some kind of sequence or, umm, flow in mind:


And here is a print by Jacques Callot, from "La Guerre de l'Amour," 1617.


Well, actually there Callot is just recording the choreography for a festival dedicated to love--festival that took place in an oval-shaped arena.  Here is another one of the formations:





Still, it's pretty striking, isn't it?

Oh, and hi again!  Long time no see.  I know I've been pretty lax in posting here over the summer, but I will try to be more assiduous about it now that school has started again.




composition by Paul Klee

gedicht in bilderschrift / poem in picture script by Paul Klee, 1939.

scanned from a Thames & Hudson book titled Klee.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

About Artchéolologisme 1 & 2

I wrote here a short text, in french, about my series Artchéologisme. For reminder :
artchéologisme 1 and artchéologisme 2 .

edit hs : I found, there was one month or two, a obscur french abstract comic published in a old issue of french magazine Pilote (n° 708, mai 1973) : Dom Chrysopée by Amat (I know nothing about this guy…). Maybe I will post one page or two…

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Abstract Cartoon Strips by Mayhem




The Intercorstal: Demos Pages 1 and 10


These are two more pages from the series I'm currently working on, which now has the new title 'Demos' (it was previously 'Epic', which I didn't like at all). These pages look very different from the previous pages, but that's just donw to the fact that the booklet I'm working onto only had a set number of photographic pages, and I've used them all up. At the current rate the booklet will be finished by the end of the month, at which point I'll get it pdf'd for distribution.

Thursday, August 2, 2012