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Art Trip: Comics With O’Keeffe

I’m standing in the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe, NM, staring at an index card in startled delight. It holds O’Keeffe’s notes for a large painting she made in 1963, and it hangs beside that painting, nicely framed. A famous index card. I glance around at the other folks in the gallery, looking for some shared […]

Drawing Antonioni – Laila Milevski

Drawn by Laila Milevski in 2014 for Comics Workbook, this series is “an exploration of visual mechanisms and themes in the Antonioni movies L’avventura and La notte…narrated by the mild-mannered, neurotic man who is drawing the comics.” Presented below is the L’avventura part of the series. Laila Milevski is a Somerville, MA, based cartoonist and design assistant at Candlewick Press. Her […]

Sunday is a Good Day to Visit a Museum: Part Three

This is the final part of a series of process meditations inspired by a trip to The Rubin Museum of Art in NYC. Catch up with Part One: Ritual in Preparing the Space/It’s the Simple Things, and Part Two: Meditation on the Grid/Free Your Mind ————————————————————————————————— Part 3: Pass the Mic/Other People’s Processes For the final […]

The Elements of Painting – Aidan Koch

We’re pleased to feature Aidan Koch’s The Elements of Painting. These strips were originally created for and featured on Comics Workbook in 2013. The full collection is now a 14pg, b/w offset on newsprint in an edition of 500. You can buy it directly from Aidan Koch on her site. AIDAN KOCH was born in Seattle, WA and currently […]

Sunday is a Good Day to Visit a Museum: Part Two

This series began last week with Part One: Ritual in Preparing the Space/It’s the Simple Things – now we are drawn deeper into the museum and into a new process meditation. ————————————————————————————————— My last stop at The Rubin Museum of Art was the exhibit Gateway to Himalayan Art. What immediately drew my attention were 4 pieces showing the stages of a […]

Maggie Sutrov: Plein Air

Maggie Sutrov‘s spirit of adventure inspired her to take the Santoro Correspondence Course in the midst of moving from Southeast Asia to Maui, Hawaii, in 2014. She fit it into her wild schedule because, in her words – “There’s work to be done, and it’s worth it.” “… The exercises changed the way I drew. [The course] affected my non-sequential art as […]

Brazil – Scene Report

Hello! This is Manzanna, or Anna Mancini. I’m a Brazilian freelance designer, illustrator and comics artist. I make zines, murals, t-shirt designs, animation, lettering and more – you can see my work on my tumblr and my website. I also have a facebook page, where I usually post my comics firsthand. Right now I’m managing client […]

Sunday is a Good Day to Visit a Museum: Part One

On Sunday I visited The Rubin Museum of Art in NYC. The Rubin shows ancient to contemporary painting, sculpture, and ritual objects from the Himalayas and surrounding region with their permanent collection focusing on Tibetan art. My objective was to see the exhibit Please Altar Everything, work by avant-garde performance artist and musician (Throbbing Gristle, Psychic TV) Genesis Breyer P-Orridge. The exhibit includes […]

Fumetto 2016!

Comics Workbook special correspondent Raúl Burgos Paredes brings us this exciting report from his trip to Fumetto on Saturday, April 23rd ————————————————————————————————— I had the pleasure of attending the Fumetto festival in Luzerne last Saturday. Although I would have liked to attend more days and for longer periods of time, personal constraints did not make it possible […]

All in a Day’s Work

Emil Friis Ernst. Cartoonist and illustrator currently studying graphic storytelling at The Animation Workshop in Viborg, Denmark.