Sunday, April 5, 2009
Brandl: Cut-and-Paste Abstract Comic
A few years ago I made a very technically challenging stone lithograph leporello which was an abstract comic. I created it in collaboration with the Swiss author Daniel F. Ammann and the master printer Urban Stoob. Due to the process and so on, it is a rather expensive object, as comics go, yet not all that expensive for a limited edition print ($500.--). Since there were only about 50 though, and due to the price, I decided to make an unlimited edition of it much smaller, in a do-it-yourself, cut-and-paste form. It was published in a cultural magazine, Saiten, in St. Gallen, Switzerland. Now it is on the Abstract Comics blog! Please do it yourself! Cut it out and have a tiny cross between an artist's book and a comic mini. It is in German, with many wordplays, the images are an abstraction of a car-chase. The "five-fingered" form is chasing the "o" form. The text is of a detective-type shadowing someone.
Cut out the grey areas: The squarish cut-outs complete the images by showing other pages through them, the rectangular cut-outs give the page numbers by revealing the number-word hidden in the text in the see-through page. The image above shows what it should roughly look like when you are finished.
Click on the image and print out at your desired size.