Back in April of 2009, Walter Vasconcelos and I started a project of drawn and digital collages. We decided on a 6.4 inch square format where one of us would do a character in b&w and e-mail it to the other, who would then add color; backgrounds, textures and words. We alternated this process between he in Brazil, and I in the U.S. for 199 days until we concluded it with panel 100.
Some of the panels flow in sequence and others are lone wolves. Somewhere along the way we decided to concentrate on just faces, adding numbers to the mix. What I find very interesting is how blended some of the panels are, so much so I have trouble discerning who did what. We had so much fun with this project that we did another with the alphabet called A-Z and are working on yet another now.
Here is Spitball Comix the first collaboration. PLEASE START AT THE FIRST IMAGE PAGE. Enjoy!
ReMark & RePete is a visual round robin of black and white collages, faxed between my friend Peter Thibeault and myself.
Working with copy machines, Xactoknives, glue sticks, old clip art, magazines and engravings we ping pong’d images
between our two studios for 18 months, finally ending the screed at 500 pages.
Each image was a response to the previous one recieved via fax.
The only rules were to keep the size consistent and each one had to include the page number somewhere in the image.
We got into a lot of word play, double-entendre and twisted images. Sometimes the pictures would evolve into mostly patterns or textures but soon enough revert to a much meatier subject matter.
Sometimes a whole day would be spent feverishly responding back to a constant volley of faxes, very much like what goes on in some threads of Speakeasy.
Here are a few of my images.