“Towards a comics of colour, shape, and structure”

On The Comics Grid blog, Peter Wilkins (also of Graphixia) has written a lovely review of my book When the last story is told. For open access, the review is also posted to The Winnower. There's a lot to like in Wilkins' reading of — and struggling with — the book, but I especially appreciated…

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…

A meet&greet with a harsher reality

Since I'm not on Facebook, a colleague had to bring this to my attention: I met Fadi Abou Hassan this weekend at the opening of the Freedom of speech in comics today exhibition which he's a part of. Also present and exhibiting was Malaysian cartoonist Zunar (top, second from left). Both artists have been persecuted…

A year’s run

It's odd to think that it's a year since I was commissioned to redesign the Swedish Comics Association's journal, Bild & Bubbla. I stayed on as art director and layouter on the magazine, and with a quarterly publication cycle there's not much time to stop and think in between. Yet as 2015 winds down we…

On writing in comics: errata

And then everybody with an opinion or less weighs in about the essence of comics. Excellent. — me, on twitter just now That was on a sudden discussion about writers and artists in comics, who does who, whose is larger, and which part of the storytelling is more important. That's a rather simplistic approach of…