A slice of the original, 1996 minicomic Arbeitees by Marc Bell and I. The little dickens was reprinted in its entirety by Fantagraphics in their Treasury of Mini Comics Vol. 1 — a fat little bible of a book, at 848 pages, 5”x6”, hardcover. The sequel to our mini, Arbeitees V2, was released at the end of 2013… more here.
A tiny portion taken from the in-progress Circulus, my forthcoming, maze-structured meta-mini-comic from Éditions TRIP, due out this spring. News on that soon enough!
A rather handy contraption, selected from the recently released Arbeitees V2, by Marc Bell and myself. Printed with the delightful risograph process by publisher Paper Pusher, the 16-page oversize colour minicomic revisits the 1996 mini Bell and I doodled out (recently reprinted by Fantagraphics Books in their new Treasury of Mini Comics Vol. 1). Arbeitees V2, coloured by good pal Kirsten McCrea, will soon be available for order on Paper Pusher’s site but for the moment, you can grab it here.
A detail from the penultimate splash panel of “SKLH+1”, a comic story I did (inked by my pal and fellow Éditions TRIP artist Carlos Santos) for Eric Braün’s 106U #8.
An image from Arbeitees: Einer Industrium Dokument, a portfolio of puttering peewees doodled up together by Marc Bell and myself in the mid-’90s (published in minicomic format by Crunchy Comics in 1996). Fellow comix-crafter Rick Trembles did a sweet little featurette about Arbeitees at his site, Snubdom, in 2001.
A couple of years ago, Marc and I did another round of these tableaux of tiny technicians. Arbeitees V2 is coming soon, c/o Paper Pusher.
A panel from “Gurgulupticon”, a “kartoon koan” which appeared in Zone Convective’s Cyclope: Art narratif contemporain (1999).
A pair of panels from “X-Ray Love”, a comic story I drew back in the ’90s that was published several times, in both English and French.
A pair of panels from “Slunko’s Way”, a comic page I created for La vache enragée anthologie 1996-1997, the offshoot book of my friend Mitsiko Miller’s spoken-word nights at Cheval Blanc. These days, Mitsiko directs the Famille en Harmonie Project in Montreal — harried parents, take note.
Panel from “Jérôme Minière vu par Bottenberg”, a comic strip I did putting the Montreal musician down the rabbit hole and out again at the 2003 Gala ADISQ (at which Minière won the Songwriter of the Year award). The strip was commissioned by Radio-Canada’s Bande à part. Check out Minière’s music, among the most rewarding listens Montreal has to offer.
A colourized Starango, brandishing his Firm Fist of Justice in the Universe, from “Reflections in the Aftermath of a Tripartite Second-Reel Kaiju Battle”, from Monster Island Three (Conundrum Press, 2007).