Saturday, February 26, 2011

Penn's Palette

Irving Penn's photo of his own paint-stained palette, cropped and rotated to suggest a comic... you know, like Garfield or Cathy.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Wikipedia entry--update

We now have a bare-bones Wikipedia entry:

Anybody care to add to or edit it?

Thanks to Goedele Van Kerkhoven for getting this ball rolling.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Wikipedia entry for "Abstract Comics"?

I received an email from a reader asking why there isn't a Wikipedia entry for the subject of this blog. She offered to do it herself, but wondered whether there might be anyone else working on such a project at this time. Is there anyone? Or else, would anyone here like to help her? I could put you in contact with her. As practitioner, editor of the book, promoter of the concept, etc., I feel I shouldn't write the entry myself, but I would be happy to provide any information necessary.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Comic Abstraction redux

In case you haven't seen it, here is a post with good images from our evil twin, the "Comic Abstraction" show at MoMA in 2007, featuring pics of the only actual abstract comic in it, Rivane Neuenschwander's "Ze Carioca, no. 4" (which is based on an old Uncle Scrooge comic):

(And thanks to Brendan Monroe for reminding me of Neuenschwander, which is how I ended up finding that post.)

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Brendan Monroe, "Between Here and There"

Click the image for the entire minicomic combining text and abstraction.

Friday, February 18, 2011

"Shikansen" by Tim Lisko

"Shikansen," a series of images taken from Japan's Shinkansen high-speed train, is on show this month at the Harrison Center in Indianapolis. See the entire series here.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Abstract comic (with words) by Garth Simmons

In the tradition of El Lissitsky. Click through for the entire piece.

And here is a more text-heavy one: