Thursday, March 9, 2017

Mark Staff Brandl: Abstract Comics in Art History Class

Hi to Andrei and the group. Today I showed abstract comics, mostly from the anthology, but also the blog, to one of my Swiss art history classes (the Adult Foundation Course). It went great! I thought you might like to know. Mark

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Wolf's Blood - Free PDF

Hi all,

I've made the latest instance of Forestry Commission available to download. It's different frfom the others in a few ways, most notably it uses colour throughout and has text boxes, although still resolutely no narrative.

Download from here:

Find out more about the Forestry Commission project here:

Friday, January 20, 2017

Rabbit On The Stairs/A Salted Wound - free D/Ls

Further to my previous post about 'Sugar Forest Fire', I've reworked that comic twice more - once into 'Rabbit On The Stairs', and then again into 'A Salted Wound'. Both are available to download from the following links:

Rabbit On The Stairs
A Salted Wound

'Rabbit On The Stairs' Page 3

'A Salted Wound' Page 3

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Comics und Graphic Novels: Eine Einführung Baby

If you read German, there’s a recently released textbook, Comics und Graphic Novels: Eine Einführung by Julia Abel and Christian Klein (Publisher: J.B. Metzler. ISBN: 978-3-476-02553-1), that has a bit about abstract comics in one chapter on medium, form and narrative - “Was ist ein Comic?” :
(Click on image to enlarge)

The original color version of my piece used in the book can be seen here: or here: