For the common good

My former student and current good friend Rakel Stammer has published this comic to her blog, describing the systematic ill treatment of Roma migrants by the Swedish police and municipalities. It falls perfectly in line with my winter/spring comics class in which the students have just received their final project, to make a political comic…

Always something new to be found

These days du9's Brèves blog is my main channel for finding new interesting artists. Most recentlyI've gotten acquainted with the work of Mark Ehling (above) and Roberto Masso (below). Really nice, progressive comics to be found on either gentleman's Tumblr page!

Twitter: You can check out, but—

I may have stopped tweeting, but my ears still turn red when I’m mentioned: Peter Wilkins of Douglas College, Vancouver, announced today that he will be giving a talk on comics as a technology on next Friday—

Topic will be 6 panel grid as generative technology and heuristic for writing. Will feature discussion of @haverholmand @SimonGrennan_

If the talk is broadcast or recorded in any way I’ll have a link up here as soon as I can!

Proposal for a weird comics workshop

The Experimental Comics Swap-Meet Appropriation workshop (any acronym would be pronounced "eczema", I guess) Participants: 5-10 experimental comics artists. Number may vary according to venue limitations, see below. Duration: Workshop — four days to a week? Exhibition — a month or longer? Venue: Any ad-hoc art making or gallery space or building that will allow…