Tag Archives: Oubapo

Live cartooning

Over on the Drawing Words And Writing Pictures site, Matt Madden reports on a quite interesting Oubapo-like activity.  He instructed his students to draw a four-panel comic based on a series of poses by live models on a stage.  Poses, … Continue reading

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Cartoonists Tic-tac-toe

The genius that is Matt Madden has come up with a new Oubapo-style game, in which two cartoonists make a ten-panel strip in true tic-tac-toe fashion.  He tried it out with Tom Hart, and I’m quite intrigued by the result. … Continue reading

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100 Page project

Ever since Jason Turner’s One Hundred Page Project (which is essentially a subject constraint, allowing only comic versions of p. 100 of various novels, such as The Yiddish Policemen’s Union, above) was featured on Drawn!, it seems to have picked … Continue reading

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Cross-word comics

Taking Scott McCloud’s  Carl comics, Kerry Callen has invented Cross Panel Comics, a combination of crossword puzzles and comics.  A neat idea ! (via Drawn!)

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Plotboiler

Suppose you are a cartoonist and you love working with constraints – what to do when your inspiration runs out ?  Fear no more, because PlotBoiler is here.  This service by Brad Tibbils and Michael Avolio will serve you with … Continue reading

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Garkov

It would seem there’s no end to the ways Jim Davis’s Garfield can be put to creative use. Josh Millard recently launced Garkov which applies the Markov model (which is completely beyond me) to Garfield strips. I’m not sure about … Continue reading

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Garfield Minus Garfield

It would seem that Jim Davis’ Garfield is a real cornucopia for literary experimentation. Much more than any other popular comic, be it Peanuts or Calvin And Hobbes, Davis’ universe clos and iconic characters seem to lend themselves to postmodern … Continue reading

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Oucopo – new constraints

Oucopo: Comic Jams For The Growing Cartoonist is a new outfit about comics challenges featuring certain thematic or formal constraints. As Derek Badman says in his recent, and quite good, overview of constraint comics : Started by Jon Morris, it’s … Continue reading

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Forever Garfield, or, my idea of purgatory

(from The Hurting)

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Symbolia (Yahoo Group Recap)

Cartoon Symbolia is a very intertaining and enlightening comic by Dash Shaw about all those loose lines that are scattered through comics and strips, having all kinds of meanings. The lighter side of semiotics, as it were. Highly recommendable

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