Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Matt Madden - Illustrations - Graphic Novels

Soft Cover Black & White 7½" x 9" (190mm x 229mm) ISBN: 0224079255

Matt Madden

99 Ways To Tell A Story - Exercises In Style
Matt Madden. Jonathan Cape, 2006. Matt Madden's Exercises in Style is a series of one-page comics that tell the same story in a variety of ways. Inspired by Raymond Queneau's 1947 work of the same title, which told a simple story in ninety-nine different styles and genres – haiku, sonnet, book-jacket blurb – Madden does the same but in different styles of comics – Marvel superhero, R. Crumb, Hergé, even as a map or the Bayeux Tapestry. Or he uses varying points of view, visual and verbal parodies, even radical reshuffling of the elements of the story. The result is funny, inspiring, and genuinely clever. 206 pages.

Studies for Hiram Pantoum
I've been working for a while—where I can find the time—on a series of comics based on the poetry form called the pantoum. You can read about the form and see an example I did using a comic by Tom Hart

Variations on Matt Madden’s comic activity

I'm at the point of inking an original 4-page comic called "Hiram Pantoum" and thought I'd share a few preparatory sketches for the final art.

Matt Madden’s improvised comic activity. If you explore the comments you will find several links. Two variations on the activity that I found to be particularly fruitful.

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  1. Great post. Now I want to see the book, will have to keep an eye out for it. My favourite graphic novel is "Maus" by Art Spiegelman & of course Herge's Tintin.

  2. blowin in the breeza....