I recently had my first gallery exhibit devoted to my “20 Lines” series of drawings that I blogged about here. 77 of them were on display at etHALL gallery in Barcelona from the October 2 to November 7. They also printed up a nice poster for the show which you can see after the jump.
2015 marks the ten year anniversary of the first publication of 99 Ways to Tell a Story: Exercises in Style. It’s never been a huge bestseller but it has slowly built an international and diverse audience made up of comics fans, designers, readers of experimental literature, and educators. Teachers in particular have been real champions […]
On the way to school this morning my 7-year-old surprised me by announcing: “Douze morts. Dix qui travaillaient au journal. Deux policiers.” (Twelve dead. Ten who worked at the magazine. Two police.) We have spoken a lot about the attack this week—I found out from another ashen-faced dad just as I was picking the kids […]
Sometimes a glimpse of something is more compelling and inspiring than seeing the whole could ever possibly live up to. Italo Calvino explored this idea with his novels that end abruptly after the first channel in If on a Winter’s Night a Traveler, leaving the reader’s imagination floating in a kind of perpetual state of […]
I was recently invited to participate in a series of workshops with teens from at-risk populations here in Angoulême, France. The workshops are based on Raymond Queneau‘s Exercises in Style and my own 99 Ways to Tell a Story: Exercises in Style (99 Exercices de style in the French edition).
a recent portrait in Angoulême by Gert Jan Pos 2013 was a busy year for me and mostly a very satisfying one. I traveled all over Europe, visited the US, got knighted (really!) and made a lot of comics and drawings.
I recently finished a one-year drawing project called “20 Lines”
I was in Helsinki in September as a guest of the Helsinki Comics Festival. Beforehand I taught a 3-day workshop at Aalto University.
A strip of mine was just published in the Swiss comics magazine Strapazin.
Let me start this post by reassuring those of you who read my first report from Angoulême that things are going much better for me now, and I thank those of you that sent notes (or made comments) of encouragement. I didn’t want to wallow in negativity but I did want to share frankly the […]