Comics are a chemical process: Simon Russell

Comics are a chemical process: Simon Russell

Simon Russell is a man of many hats in the British comics scene — (un)comics creator, editor, graphic designer, and more. He talks to host Allan Haverholm about miscolouring Garfield, setting comics on a chemical formula, and putting a highly collectible comic book into a concrete slab.

Simon Russell is a featured artist in the Uncomics anthology, out now!

The galleries below only cover the works discussed in this artist talk. You are strongly encouraged to visit Simon’s website, where you can find links to buy his books as well as blog posts diving into his projects.


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Works discussed

ROY (2013)

Reappropriating Roy Lichtenstein into comics form

Nearlymades (2015)

“a sideways squint at beauty and detritus”

Slabbed (2019)

A comic in a slab of plastic in a slab of concrete in a slab of plastic

Further reading

Allan Haverholm

Allan Haverholm

Allan Haverholm is a graphic artist, independent artistic researcher, editor, curator and performer. His experimental comics practice has been exhibited across Europe and North America, and he has given talks, courses and workshops across Northern Europe. Since his 2015 abstract comic "When the last story is told", he has formulated the field of uncomics to describe and study similar multidisciplinary practices in comics and contemporary arts.

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