Posts Tagged ‘morgan pielli’

Minis Monday: Tag Team!

Posted by on January 24th, 2011 at 1:00 PM

You can’t improve upon the participants’ own definition of their title: “Tag Team is a sweatshop-style comic anthology with an indie vibe.” Gathering in White River Junction, Vermont, six cartoonists — Dennis Pacheco, Pat Barrett, Robyn Chapman, Sam Carbaugh, Colleen Frakes and Morgan Pielli — created six stories using a modified Exquisite Corpse arrangement in the round.

Seated at a circular table, participants took a turn working on one of the tales performing one of six successive tasks — plotting, scripting, thumbnailing, lettering and paneling, penciling and finally inking. At the end of timed intervals, they passed the evolving work along to the creator to their left (meaning that during the first period, everybody was plotting one of the six stories; in the next period, everybody’s scripting the pre-plotted narrative just passed to them; then on to thumbnails next go `round, etc.). Whatever their task and whatever the tale, each was “encouraged to develop the story, improve it, and put their own stamp on it.”

Genre Is The New Steady-State III: Funny Aminals 2

Posted by on December 20th, 2010 at 5:35 AM

Rob reviews the second volume of the Funny Aminals anthology, edited by Bryan Stone and Jeff Lok.

The second volume of the underground comix tribute Funny Aminals is a good bit tighter than the first edition.  Not that much of …

Fear Of The Unknown: Indestructible Universe Quarterly

Posted by on September 20th, 2010 at 5:02 AM

Rob reviews the fourth and fifth issues of Indestructible Universe Quarterly, by Morgan Pielli.

Morgan Pielli’s Indestructible Universe Quarterly (henceforth IUQ) minicomics series is a one-man anthology featuring new stories, reprints and a print serialization of a webcomic.  Pielli’s …

Division of Labor: Tag Team #1

Posted by on July 28th, 2010 at 5:09 AM

Rob reviews the first issue of the collaborative anthology Tag Team, by Pat Barrett, Robyn Chapman, Colleen Frakes, Morgan Pielli, Sam Carbaugh, and Dennis Pacheco.

Tag Team is a collaborative comic in which six artists contribute to six four-page …

Minis Monday: Morgan Pielli and Jen Vaughn

Posted by on March 15th, 2010 at 1:00 PM

Over time, last year’s Maine Comic Arts Festival in Portland has come to seem increasingly like a particularly productive orchard. Here’s more of what was plucked.

One Artist Anthologies: Jen Vaughn & Morgan Pielli

Posted by on December 19th, 2009 at 5:22 AM

Rob reviews several one-artist anthologies from the Center for Cartoon Studies. Reviewed are MENSTRUATION STATION #1 & #2, by Jen Vaughan and INDESTRUCTIBLE UNIVERSE QUARTERLY #3, by Morgan Piell.

New Anthologies From CCS: Funny Aminals

Posted by on December 7th, 2009 at 9:58 AM

Rob continues his look at recent anthologies from CCS with FUNNY AMINALS, edited by Jef Lok and Bryan Stone.

FUNNY AMINALS was the most uneven of the four CCS anthologies I’m reviewing, which was unfortunate because there was a lot …