Comics Are Great! 23 – Experiments and Limitations
As someone once said about comics, “it’s all limitations”, and this week I’m joined by two terrific cartoonists for a discussion on working within limitations and experimenting to find new forms of expression in comics. As it turns out, these experiments also serve to jump-start one’s creativity, regardless of which form or genre in which you’re most at home.
Matt Madden is the co-author of Drawing Words and Writing Pictures and the DW&WP blog, where you can find some terrific resources to learning how to make and teach comics. He shares a bunch of terrific insights on the value he’s found in making experimental comics like his The Woods Transmissions, 99 Ways to Tell a Story : Exercises in Style (site with samples here), and Oubapo, the Workshop for Potential Comics.
Links mentioned in this episode:
- Espresso Royale
- Terrifying Steamboat Stories 3
- Drawing Words and Writing Pictures: Making Comics: Manga, Graphic Novels, and Beyond
- 99 Ways to Tell a Story : Exercises in Style
- Exercises in Style
- The Cynicalman Movie
- Cynicalman’s official website
- Jessica Abel
- Tom Hart
- Sean Bieri
Here’s the video from this episode’s live stream (audio player at the bottom of this post):
Tune in next Wednesday live at 12:30 pm Eastern Time on Comicsaregreat.tv!