Saturday, July 31, 2010

Four Colours 5

This one has really grown on me. Inspired by my Abstract Series 3 comics. I like the effect of the black gutter/panels laid over the other colours.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Not Abstract Comics

Comicing has been a little slow as of late, because I've been busy being a Dad for the first time (x2!)

I have run out of my buffer on comics to post and I am working (slowly) on them, while feeding, changing and loving on two infants.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Oh well.

We didn't win, Popgun won, and Douglas Wolk explains why, and what we did right after all:

Popgun has more ties to the Eisner-voting scene, but Abstract Comics deserves special commendation: Molotiu has effectively pieced together a whole new subgenre.

Well, yeah. There's that.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Abstract Comics signings at San Diego Comic Con

I will be signing and doodling copies of "Abstract Comics" (which, as you recall, is up for an Eisner award for best anthology, to be awarded Friday night), as well as of my own book, "Nautilus," this weekend at the Fantagraphics table at the San Diego Comic Con. Here is my signing schedule:

Friday, 4-5 pm
Saturday, 11-12 am
Sunday, 12-1 pm

While I'm the only one who will be "officially" signing, several other anthology contributors will be at the convention, and you can probably find them and get them to sign your copies too.

I hope to see you all there!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

The Intercorstal by Gareth A Hopkins

Receiving transmission...

"Gareth A Hopkins' "The Intercorstal" (previously featured back in November) has entered a sort of Beta Stage, and Gareth is looking for feedback from the community. When the project was started, he gave himself an arbitrary 96-page target, and to celebrate reaching the completion of the first thrid, finished pages have been compiled into an A5 minicomic, which is avialable for free from the artist (he'll pay postage, too). Just email him at with a postal address and he'll make sure you get a copy."

...end of transmission.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Saturday, July 10, 2010

a couple by Mirtha Dermisache

from an exhibition catalogue for Libros (04/10/08 ➨ 20/12/08) at cdla (Centre des livres d’artistes), prepared by Florent Fajole.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Spill minicomic

I just posted an abstract minicomic to my site. It's downloadable as a pdf, and you can print it out and put it together yourself.

The images are abstract, though based on reality.

Monday, July 5, 2010


You might be too young to remember ABCOLAB #1.
Well, even if you do, it's time for something new. It's time for ABCOLAB #2!!

This one was easy and EVERYBODY (yes, that would've included you) was invited to join in...

All they had to do was draw ONE SQUARE PANEL
(something abstract in black & white)
and e-mail it to me or post a link in the comments section.

Here are the panels posted in the order received:

Mike Getsiv, Tim Gaze, Jonny Gray, Maco, Steven LaRose,
Satu Kaikkonen, Steven Bellitt, Rosaire Appel, Alexey Sokolin, Gareth A Hopkins,
Chris Kreuter, A Decker, Daryl P Morris, Charles Newton, Jase Daniels,
Robukka, Rob, Ruela, Emmanuel, El Pájaro Mixto,
Mauro Cesari, Amy Kuttab, Jenny Robins, Abi Daker, Dellde Loport

- 25 artists from 10 countries ( Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Cyprus, England, Finland, Portugal, Russia, The United States, Uruguay )
- Began on Monday July 5th, 2010 and was completed on Monday July 26th, 2010.
- Inspired new words such as "ABCOLAWESOME", "ABCOLOVELY" and "ABCOFLOGSOME"...

For information about PRINTS FOR SALE or any other inquiries, please ask in the comments below.

At this point, you are invited to REMIX the panels. (Feel free to add color)

ABCOLAB #2 REMIX #1 by Rob:

"The Last Time You Saw Nessie" by Emmanuel:
"Out of the mist Nessie pulled out his head from the icy waters. Someone was watching.
He felt spotted (both meanings). He was furious, but he knew that as a legend
his story had still to be printed in the news and he could dissappear (abstract himself)."
- Emmanuel

ABCOLAB #2 REMIX #3 by Gareth A Hopkins:


Thanks again to everyone who built this comic!

Sunday, July 4, 2010

The Chase: Page 4

As I was making this page, I liked how it looked when I had finished inking just the letters, so I scanned it as it was. I may still decide to put a few pages like this in the final version, or maybe I'll make a second book with just pages like this.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Four Colours 2

Second four colour ball point pen comic, four pages.

See Page 3 and Page 4 at, also see the test/experiment here.