The Best Improvised Comic Book Ever Made

An exquisite corpse is when a collection of words or images is collectively assembled as each collaborator adds to a composition in sequence, either by following a rule or by being allowed to see only the end of what the previous person contributed.

It’s great for passing the time when the internet is down, and it works extremely well when it’s not just writing lines but actually drawing pictures and creating an improvised comic book, although there has to be some talent for that. Good thing this came up at the Rose City Comic Con.

Obviously – There are rules:

The rules

And there’s one rule that didn’t make the picture: The final artist gets to see all the panels made before him, so he can wrap things up nicely and logically, more or less.

Panel 1Panel 2Panel 3Panel 4Panel 6Panel 7Panel 8Panel 9Panel 10Panel 11Panel 12Panel 13Panel 14Panel 15Panel 16Panel 17Panel 18Panel 19Panel 20Panel 21Panel 22Panel 23Panel 24Panel 25Panel 27The end

Via: Kirk Damato / Artists (By order of panels): Aubrey Aiese / Wook-Jin Clark / Zachary Sterling / Kel McDonald / Joe Pi / Kyle Shold / Jennie Breeden / Anne Notation / Molly Nemecek / Dan Schkade / Wendi Chen / Enfu / Erik Larsen / Jim Zub / Tavis Maiden / Jeffrey Cruz / Lukas Ketner / Elle Skinner / Christopher Sebela / Buster Moody / Jason Copland / Royce Southerland / Matt Fraction / Ethan Nicolle / Ibrahim Moustafa / Justin Greenwood

For more comic books not being taken too seriously, check out the Hawkeye Initiative.