Tuesday, February 24, 2015

untitled comic collage

by Rosaire Appel / 2015
acrylic and ink on papers

Sunday, February 15, 2015

"words travel" by Rosaire Appel

February 2015, Central Booking Magazine

Friday, February 13, 2015

Monday, February 9, 2015

Exhibition Invitation

You are cordially invited to this book based exhibition. I have the front room of the gallery where my pages have been hung as a gallery comics and they are also presented as an abstract graphic novel and a bespoke artists' book. The rest of the gallery shows the superb drawings and paintings of artists who illustrate story books including SHAUN TAN! Come along if you can. It is in Australia.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Recent Intercorstal pages

Pages 25, 26 and 27 of the ongoing 'Intercorstal 2' project. I don't think 25 was influenced by very much in particular, but 26 is a straight re-working of the first page of Judge Dredd: America by Colin MacNeil, and 27 was done straight after reading Bill Sienkiewicz's Stray Toasters and was very much influenced by that.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015


after snow

snow and ice

predicted storm
(3 digital prints from a series of 'weathers' by Rosaire Appel

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Pintophobie, a One Page Comic by Mark Staff Brandl and Daniel F. Ammann

Representational, not abstract, --- but so insanely over-determined with interlocking references and meta-textual and meta-visual allusions that is perhaps indeed abstract in another sense. The kind of thing we do when I and Daniel F. Ammann, a Swiss author, collaborate.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Dusted-off Intercorstal

I started this page in September, but only picked it up and finished it off in the past few days. It uses the page layout and a very select range of elements from Amazing Spider-man #32, originally by Ditko, although I imagine you'd be hard-pressed to guess that based solely on what I've provided above.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

_a kick in the eye_ exhibition in Oulu, Finland

Reijo Valta has organised an exhibition of some of the pages of the abstract graphic novel A Kick in the Eye at Sarjakuvagalleria, located in the city of Oulu, in the North of Finland.

A couple more photos are here.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

'After Wainwright'

Last month I had work featured in the Lakes International Comic Art Festival's window trail, where businesses donated their shop windows as display areas for comics-based artwork. I was lucky enough to be paired with Jonathan at Petrie Design, who suggested working on some of A. Wainwright's work in the style I've developed for The Intercorstal.

It worked really well, and I've had a lot of positive feedback, both from comics-people, Wainwright-people, and people-people. We even won the prize for 'Best Professional Artist' which I'm still a little overwhelmed by.

The pages are still on display for Kendal's Mountain Festival, if anyone does happen to be up that way.

Monday, November 10, 2014

november finds

November's 30 days of comics has given new energy to my collection of found abstract comics:  

Found Abstract Comic Nov 4

Found Abstract Comic 
Nov 6


Found Abstract Comic 

Nov 7

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Found Abstract Comic
Bonus Nov 7
old shadows on bright days
Found Abstract Comic
Nov 8
Nov 9