As a reminder that I didn't always make weirdo abstract comics, here is a gallery of pages I made back in 2007 when I was attached to Henrik Rehr's graphic novel Terrorist.
That happens when you let the safe, familiar processes go in favour of creative spelunking. Oh well, it must be time for weekend and then back to collage work for a while...
I started this well before the weekend’s comics festival, intending to return and develop it a bit more, but now I might just leave it as it is. Torn paper mounted on more paper, 43x32cm.
Favourite comments from festival guests upon skimming When the last story is told:
Oh, it’s art.
—said with a tone genuine disappointment. The next guy grinned nervously at me as he beamed,
I’m so provoked that you call this a comic. It’s like a punch to my stomach.
All in all a nice reception from the mainstream crowd, so this may aim more for the solar plexus with its lazy minimalism. Thanks for a nice weekend!
Preparing some artwork for friends who ordered When the last story is told.
8.5cm square; coloured paper, printer’s ink and white acrylic.
Oh, just a bit of work on a Sunday… Caveats:
1. I can think of a few people who might take exception that I call these collage pieces “abstract”, but my art history is too rubbish for me to think of a better term. Do correct me if you will.
2. Blurry mobile photos run through a half-assed predefined filter. Sorry about that, these may turn up somewhere in proper, scanned form.
This is much different than the others, because there are other components covered by the paint. Same as all my whiteouts; they're all different, all the same.
Having a bit of a slow day after last night's art show in Copenhagen, so I cracked open a tube of printer's ink and got to work on the last bookplates for the limited artist's edition of When the last story is told: I got a bit generous with the ink in some places, and…
I'll have 50 numbered and signed copies of When the last story is told up for sale soon: each will have an individually crafted bookplate inserted, above you can see an early process shot of the first 27.
Thursday thru Friday this week I had a 24-hour comic day with my comics class. While the students toiled away I kind of blew all the rules and splashed away at some huge sheets of paper, all 1,5 meters tall — my usual blurry mobile snapshots: