A friend of mine went to Shanghai a little while ago and brought me some cool Chinese comics. I got two Tintin reprints and something I haven’t seen before:
All the books are 5 inches wide and 3.5 inches high. They are printed on very cheap newsprint. The color of the paper changes throught out and the ink gets pretty faint at times. The swastikas make it pretty clear that it’s about WWII. A friend of mine mentioned that it’s some sort of spy thriller. I’m not sure if the artist is Chinese or not. The art is very European looking, but then what do I know!
Here are a few sample pages. Click on the images to see them BIG.
The original Vague Cities cover idea from my sketchbook. Click to see larger.
This comic-book is about 4 years old at this point, but I still like it ok. It’s my only attempt a dream comics. I tired to be really literal with it and the result is actually pretty close to the actual dream… well as much as I could manage.
I’m posting about it because Poopsheet just gave it a nice review. For those of you out there not as familiar with my comics I just wanted to start occasional posts that describe some of my comics and maybe post sample pages.
Anyway, Tunnel is available either from robot26.com or the Poopsheet Shop.
Thanks to everyone who came by my table at APE! For those that couldn’t make it to San Francisco, you can buy Vague Cities, my new mini-comic, on my other site, robot26.com. I also reprinted ‘Leisure’.
The cover to my new mini (called Vague Cities as you can tell I’m sure). It will be available at APE (San Francisco April 8&9) and later from my other website Robot26.com.
The Drama magazine just came out with what appears to be the biggest issue to date. There are interviews with Julie Doucet, Elvis Studio, tons of other art and a LOT more comics than last time. Some of the other contributing cartoonists are: Vanessa Davis, Zak Sally, PaperRad, Travis Robertson, Tom Gauld and tons of others. Oh and one of those comics pages is a one-page comic by me. Should be available in stores now, or get it directly from the publisher HERE.
The nice people at The Drama Magazine have put out another beautiful issue. Besides the usual gorgeous art and design, this issue has an expanded comics section. There are pages by Vanessa Davis, Ron Regé, Nicolas Robel, Marc Bell, lots of others and by me(!). I’m pretty excited to be in such good company.