Black and White

Lots of great stuff in Issue 9 of Brave New Word, including my series of short abstract comics, “Meanwhile…”

I went to a used book sale on Friday, and one of my more expensive finds (still a bargain at $5) was a battered library discard, a book about the history of artists books. It is a representation of the 1994-1995 exhibition, A Century of Artists Books, from the Museum of Modern Art, New York. The book is a nice bit of thrift sale treasure, but I can only get a glimpse of a cover, or a couple of pages, from each featured book. Among them, I discovered Quatre Histoires de blance et noire by František (Frank) Kupka.

Luckily for me, the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco has online images of the 26 woodcuts from Quatre Histoires at their site. I stole a few to put up here.

Follow the old legend closely, and bless the faithless

© 2016 Lin Tarczynski

I meant to post this a day or two before the Thanksgiving holiday, but my time was spent getting my house ready for guests, and then having nonstop fun and adventures with them while they are here. They are off to mass at the local Catholic church, so I have about 40 minutes for myself right now. To make amends for my neglect of my faithful internet friends, below is a link to a 3-page comic I submitted to the first issue of Ello’s first-ever print magazine, named contrarily Not For Print. The comic is a collaboration between Volodymyr Bilyk, Phil Openshaw and myself:

Crow, After Ted Hughes

(If you are looking for an artful gift for someone on your Christmas list, I recommend that you click through Phil Openshaw’s link, and browse through the many prints available of his work. He is a wonderful photographer, and has also made some beautiful asemic pieces.)

Pleistocene Verses (and The Silent Cartographer)

More collaborations with Volodymyr Bilyk. The first one I call “Bison”, the second is “Bogun” (in which you can see a word written with Tony Burhouse’s Asemicism font, so this is a also collaboration with Tony).

Apropos of nothing else except I have been listening to this a lot lately, as an antidote to…well, all that junk I encounter in a normal human life. It is a very beautiful, very soothing album by Andrew Heath: The Silent Cartographer. The title grabbed my attention firmly, and I only got halfway through this ecstatic review before I clicked the link to listen.

A companion equal to life


This is a collaboration with Volodymyr Bilyk. After I posted this image on Facebook, Gary Barwin took our efforts even further–you can see all three parts of the complete work here: