Do Your Strip Comic Exhibit
June 4, 2008 6:04 PM   Subscribe

Do Your Strip: A hopeful book and exhibition where 70 artists and illustrators invent a character, provide instructions on how to draw it, then create the first comic adventure. Exhibit-goers would then create additional stories with their favorite characters. All the characters, instructions, and first strips can be seen here [pdf].

My favorites? Toma and Yassine. Karine Bernadou. Mr. Clement. (links go to artists' personal websites)
posted by artifarce (5 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
This is a really annoying interface, but the idea is so fun, and a lot of these strips are great. Thank you for posting this!
posted by Greg Nog at 7:06 PM on June 4, 2008

It's an interesting idea, but since there are no responses yet and no actual exhibit to go to yet, I was a little disappointed. Also, the website is terrible.
posted by ErWenn at 7:11 PM on June 4, 2008

Holy shitting fuckballs that is one annoying site.
posted by autodidact at 9:50 PM on June 4, 2008

Coolness. I love the art in the pdf. It looks like a lot of the artists were like, "hmm, what can I make out of this squiggly line I started out with?" I wish I could do that sort of thing with character design.

The website can go die in a fire.
posted by Mister Cheese at 2:19 AM on June 5, 2008

It is unfortunate the website was so lacking, but I couldn't just ignore the content because of it. The pdf of all the strips is really the best part.

I also had the hope that additional publicity (even if it were "only" Metafilter) would help them find a host for the exhibit. There's cartoon museums in SF and NYC, but it would also be amazing at any art museum or even a children's museum.

Who knows... maybe in a few months I'll be able to update this post with a location and dates. ;)
posted by artifarce at 12:41 PM on June 5, 2008

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