Author Archives: Kim Jooha

Stefanie Leinhos’ Conceptual Comics

I use the term “conceptual comics” to describe comics works that have been made by applying the methods of conceptual art. With conceptual comics, it is more important to understand the implication and intention of the artist and the method … Continue reading

 

“It’s Not Unique to Make a Plastic Fruit That You Want to Wear”: An Interview with Ginette Lapalme

Even if you do not know Ginette Lapalme, you will recognize and be magically attracted to her marvelously decorated table at any comic show. Many visual artists work in a “cute” style, but few are as magical as Lapalme. There … Continue reading

 

Sammy Stein on the Art/ifacts of the Real and the Virtual

Stein is at the forefront of the new French Abstract Formalist Comics, using photography, sculpture, and printed works to explore ontology and epistemology of representational image, among other things. Continue reading

 

French Abstract Formalist Comics (French Structural Comics): An Artistic Movement

In the mid-2010s, a group of young French artists began creating wordless comics with geometric and minimalist style and little or no narrative. What they show instead is more of a “process.” Continue reading

 

I Like Testing the Audience’s Patience: An Interview with Patrick Kyle

A discussion with the innovative Toronto artist and comics-maker behind Don’t Come In Here and Distance Mover. Continue reading

 

“To Me, It All Makes Sense!”: A Ron Rege Jr. Interview

The artist discusses his recent mystical books, What Parsifal Saw and The Cartoon Utopia, as well as his early career and future projects. Continue reading

 

Talking TCAF with Christopher Butcher

Talking to the festival’s founder about its origins, its future, and the ins and outs of running a comics show. Continue reading