Help me find avant-garde comics/sequential art por favor?
December 17, 2010 11:41 PM Subscribe
I'm looking for avant-garde/experimental comics or sequential art.
posted by fantodstic to Media & Arts (22 answers total) 20 users marked this as a favorite
I love comics/graphic novels, comic strips, and sequential art. I'm very interested in the ways that people create meaning with visual mediums that build and fragment reality. Comics as narratives have always been one of my fascinations but lately I've felt a bit jaded going to Barnes & Noble to find new reading material.
I know that last sentence probably will piss some of you off because there's bound to be a graphic novel or book out there that's really awesome and experimental that I may have dismissed while skimming a book during one of these B&N visits. (Maybe I'm too impatient or judge the stuff I find too quickly).
Anyway, long story short, can you point me to some cool artists/writers who are working on comics that are experimental (maybe the term would be avant-garde) or unusual?
I'm thinking along the lines of "artist who only uses regular quadrilaterals (squares) for panels" or "artist who blends photograhpy with drawn, comic style characters".
Here are some examples from an artist I've really digged lately:
And, of course, HyperboleAndAHalf