Two (out of eight) spreads:
Friday, August 27, 2010
Thursday, August 26, 2010
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Sunday, August 22, 2010
Friday, August 20, 2010
24-hour comic day this year is October 2. I'm hoping that some of you will try your hands at a 24-hour abstract comic. Here is some more info: http://www.24hourcomicsday.com/. No need to set anything in stone, but let me know here if you're considering doing it. (Knowing me, I probably won't be able to finish a 24-page book in 24 hours. The last time I tried it, I got maybe five pages out. But then I finished the book over the next month--so 24HCD functioned as an excellent jump-start.)
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
I found this in the book The Golden Ratio by Mario Livio:
(It's a test that was used by University of Maine mathematician George Markowsky to determine if there is a preference for a particular ratio but I couldn't help reading it as a comic and found it had an interesting oscillating effect in the flow.)
This one was sent to me by ABCOLAB #2 contributor Charles Newton,
from this article: http://discovermagazine.com/2001/nov/featpollock
(As a comic, it might seem insignificant but reading it slowly, and imagining it much larger, I found it surprisingly powerful.)
...and speaking of fractals, you might get into this: http://vimeo.com/13886600
Also see: Abstract Comics Accidental - Part 1
painted in 2006, taken from http://www.saatchi-gallery.co.uk/yourgallery/artist_profile//24111.html
Sunday, August 15, 2010
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Paul Dwyer, whose Codex Optica was mentioned at this blog a while ago, has a new book out, simply titled Comics Experiments. You can read the whole book in scribd or order a physical book. Comics Experiments is a mix of warped pictures (one description would be dub comics), & out-&-out abstract sequences. Overall, these comics give me a kind of trippy, altered feeling.
later note: I should add that some of these stories use high contrast photos which tend to have much more black than white, giving a mysterious atmosphere. Not as abstract as some of Rosaire's, but more abstract than photos taken in daylight.
Friday, August 6, 2010
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
Sorry to start a new subject for this, but I was unable to find Alex Chauvel's email on the blog, and I'd like to send him a message.
Alex, peux-tu me donner ton email, s'il-te-plaît ?
Je crois qu'on peut accéder au mien en cliquant sur mon nom mais je suis pas sûr. Sinon, labaffle puis le petit arobase puis gmail.com.